Descendants Portal

 We are happy to welcome all descendants of the men who served in Plymouth during the Civil War. If your ancestor was engaged in the Battle of Plymouth or stationed here during any point in the war, we’d love to welcome you as a special guest at the Port o’ Plymouth Museum!


Battle of Plymouth Descendants honor their ancestors during the dedication of a Battle of Plymouth monument in April 2015.

Battle of Plymouth Descendants honor their ancestors during the dedication of a Battle of Plymouth monument in April 2014.

If you are not already in our Descendant Rolls, please complete a Descendant Registration Form and we will add to your our contacts
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Museum Tour

Please contact us in advance of your trip to Plymouth to arrange for a special descendant’s tour of the Port o’ Plymouth Museum.

After verification of your ancestor’s service, you will be provided with a FREE guided tour of the museum. You also will receive a commemorative “Battle of Plymouth Descendant” ribbon and will have your name added to our Descendants Honor Roll.

Hidden History Driving Tours

For those descendants desiring a more in-depth experience, we offer private driving tours of Plymouth and the vicinity, led by one of our museum’s foremost experts in the Battle of Plymouth. In these guided tours, you will travel in the footsteps of your ancestor as you view a variety of Civil War era sites in and around town. Your tour will include period homes that played a role in the Battle of Plymouth, Union fort sites, the location of the Albemarle’s sinking, points of troop movement, and more.

If you know the regiment in which your ancestor fought, we can cater the tour to provide extra detail related to the specific activities and places connected with your ancestor’s time here in Plymouth.

 Short Tour
 Approx. 1 to 1.5 hour around Plymouth and it’s immediate outskirts
$25 per person (minimum of 2 people, or $50)

Long Tour
 Approx. 2.5 – 3 hours around Plymouth and surrounding area
$50 per person (minimum of 2 people, or $100)

*Tours available for up to 4 people if using tour guide’s vehicle. Larger size groups can be accommodated if using guest’s vehicle.

Living History Weekend

While we welcome descendants to visit us anytime, we especially encourage all descendants to attend our annual Living History Weekend event.  This event provides a wonderful opportunity to connect with other Battle of Plymouth descendants and to honor your ancestor for his sacrifice.

Please  contact the Port o’ Plymouth Museum for more information


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