Walking Tour of Plymouth Center
|September 19, 2015
|10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Plymouth Green, 10 Park St.
The village of Plymouth Center is on the National Register of Historic Places. The tour includes the Burying Ground, which dates to 1747 and has the graves of 38 Revolutionary War soldiers. Discover how the inscriptions and symbols on the gravestones tell us about life in colonial Connecticut. The walk also includes historic buildings, such as the 1838 Greek Revival Congregational Church with its original wooden clockworks built by Eli Terry, a house that was on the Underground Railroad, and a home where George Washington stayed during the Revolutionary War. The walk will also feature the “Old Plymouth Town Hall”, located next to “Antiques at the Green” on Main Street. This historic brick building, dating to approximately 1850, served as the original Plymouth Town Hall, jail, and later the Fire Department. It has been vacant for decades and was recently purchased by the neighboring antiques store to expand their business. This is an exciting investment in Plymouth’s heritage to improve its future!
The cost is $5 for adults, under 18 free. All participants receive a full color guide to the village of Plymouth Center. There will also be complimentary refreshments at “Antiques at the Green” and a historical scavenger hunt for kids with prizes. Meet at 10 am in front of the Congregational Church, 10 Park St., Plymouth. Call 860-921-6118 or go to www.plymouthhistoricalsociety.org for more information. Reservations requested but not required.