Take a stroll through the historic district of Plymouth with your expert Pilgrim costumed guide on this 90 minute walking tour. Everyone carries an authentic colonial punched tin lantern as you learn about the Pilgrims, Native Americans, the statues and the monuments of this picturesque area.
Hear the incredible stories and the history behind:
The site of the original Pilgrim village
Brook of Brewster Gardens
Pilgrim Mother Fountain
Learn the true and amazing story of how Plymouth Rock became a national monument. This tour is bound to leave you looking to extend your stay in "America's Hometown."
Downtown off Main Street at Summer Street (Plymouth, MA)
(Exact meeting location details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets.)
Tickets should be purchased in advance, and tours often sell out quickly. To maximize your chances of getting the day and time you prefer, please book well in advance. Tickets can only be purchased with a Visa or Mastercard.
If a tour is sold out, can I get on a waiting list?
We do not provide a waiting list. If a date is sold out, there is always a chance that we will add an additional tour. Please contact us by clicking the "Contact LanternTours" link to let us know what date you are interested in.
Is the tour appropriate for young children?
Yes, many school-aged children have taken and enjoyed the tour.
How much walking is involved?
The route is about a mile long. We walk at a very leisurely pace. There are benches along the way if you need to rest. Please alert the guide if you need to stop!
Can I book a group at a discount?
Yes - Groups of 10 or more get $12.00 rate automatically discounted by the zerve system. Please call regarding groups of more than 100 people.
Is the tour wheelchair- and/or stroller-accessible?
Yes. We welcome wheelchairs and strollers on our tours. You do not need to contact us in advance to take the tour from a wheelchair or with a stoller.
What happens if it rains or snows?
The tours are held rain or shine. We will be outdoors for the entire tour. You should dress appropriately for the day's weather conditions.
May I bring my dog on the tour?
You can bring your dog on the tour. We only ask that you leash your dog and stay to the rear of the group.
Does this tour have anything to offer a native of the area?
Yes. Many locals have attended our tours and have been amazed at how many myths and legends they were not aware about, even in their own back yard!
Can I buy one of the lanterns used on the tour?
Yes. These lanterns are hand-crafted replicas of 17th century lanterns. They retail for $48, but you may purchase a used one from our tours for $40, tax included.
Is there a discount for AAA and senior citizens?
Yes, our $12 rate applies to AAA members and senior citizens.
Must I buy a ticket for a very young child?
Children five and under may attend the tour for free. Children six to sixteen may attend with a discounted child ticket.
Colonial Lantern Tours, Inc., Plymouth’s Original Tour Company, has been providing quality, authentic experiences in Plymouth for over 20 years.
Our company founder has an extensive background in 17th Century American History as well as over 34 years in public education. And, as life-long residents of Plymouth, we've not only reseached the historical facts, we've experienced them all first hand.
Our tours have been featured coast to coast in publications from The Western Morning News to The Los Angeles Times. Whether you're a first time visitor or a native New Englander, you'll be amazed at the depth of our stories and the history behind them.
Be sure to take the Plymouth Original, Colonial Lantern Tours!