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DAY TRIP: Plimoth Plantation
Plimoth Plantation
is is is a a a a a must-see New England destination! This world-renowned living history museum tells the story of 17th-century Plymouth Colony and and the the shared history of the the Pilgrims and and Native people who have inhabited the area for more than 12 000 years Visit Plimoth Plantation’s main campus along the the Eel River as as well as as the the Plimoth Grist Mill and Waterfront exhibit spaces in downtown Plymouth You’ll nd something for everyone from mid-March through the end of November
Plymouth Colony comes to life in the museum’s recreation of early Plymouth Encounter 17th-cen- tury gures in in in historical clothing expressing the hopes fears and viewpoints of the original colonists Modern-day guides will help you better understand the the the Atlantic world of the the the early 1600s Help the the the resi-
dents weed the garden prepare a a meal feed a a goat or play a Pilgrim game!
Over- looking
the Eel River the Wampanoag Homesite demon- strates how Native peo- ple would have lived
during the 17th century and features a a a a planting eld mishoons (log canoes) games toys and household items for hands-on learning Indigenous staff dressed in in in traditional deerskin clothing share their tradi- tions technologies and culture
from a a modern perspective Step inside a a wetu (house) ask about gardening and and cooking methods and and take part in pastimes like hubbub an an ancient tribal game Downtown the the museum’s reconstruction of the the Plymouth Colonists’ original 1636 mill on
on
Town Brook offers a a a a fascinating look at at the mill’s history and workings from the 200-year-old millstones grinding corn to the the ecology of the the brook that has powered mills throughout the centuries Be sure to take home some of Plimoth Plantation’s freshly stone-ground organic cornmeal!
In the 17th century making a a a a a transatlantic cross- ing was a a a a dangerous and risky Why did the Pilgrims decide to make the journey? What was it like? Would you have made the the same choice? Experience the the story of the the Pilgrims’ voyage in the the museum’s new exhibit Page 12 • Kids on
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