Plimoth Plantation offers powerful personal encounters with history built on through research about the Wampanoag People and the Colonial English community in the 1600s. The grounds reflect this with gardens supporting both European and Native planting pallets. Today, Plimoth Plantation provides an engaging and experiential outdoor and indoor learning environment on its main campus and at the State Pier on Plymouth’s waterfront, and at the Plimoth Grist Mill on Town Brook. Our permanent exhibits tell the complex and interwoven stories of two distinct cultures - English and Native. The main exhibits are enhanced with an exciting menu of special events, public programs and workshops that offer a rich and diverse exploration of the 17th-century. The multi-layered landscape has 20th century design contributions by the Olmsted firm and Ellen Biddle Shipman protege Mary P. Cunningham.