The town of Plymouth is the largest "town" in the US (60 square miles)
The Mayflower II - a reproduction of the ship that carried the Pilgrims to New England
Now, that is one large block
Looking up at the crows nest
Three little pirates
The actual rock etched with "1620" at the waters edge
The monument built around the rock
The Wampanoag Homesite and the 17th Century English Village are outdoor living history exhibits. The home above is a re-creation of the homesite of Hobbamock (a Pokonoket man) and his extended family in the 1620s. This is a typical bark covered house.
These are mishoon's. They used fire as a tool to hollow out a tree.
Fox skins and handmade woven bags on display
Maggie grinding the corn into meal
Kate asking about what she is cooking in the pot
Inside a typical home for a Native American family of five (one room and smaller than our boat)
17th Century English colony overlooking Cape Cod Bay
The museum employees are dressed in character
A colonial home had one large room big enough for a bed, a desk and chair and in the corner was the fire and cooking kettle. Some homes had a loft but none of them had multiple rooms like we have today.
This is a 17th Century garden. They grew many vegetables like carrots, potatoes, beets, and parsnips. Every home had a garden complete with herbs for eating, making tea and medicinal purposes.
An impressive wood pile
Kate feeding goats through the fence
The craft center is a modern setting where artisans create some of the items that would have been imported from England in the 1600s. We spoke with a woman who was making buttons for a mans jacket and a gentleman making small pots on a potters wheel.
Plymouth Harbor is full of lobster boats like these. I particularly liked the one with the sail.