Plimoth Plantation and The Mayflower II

Trip Start Oct 04, 2011
Trip End Mar 17, 2013

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

If anyone is planing a trip to Boston or to Cape Cod the Plimoth Planation is a must in my eyes. I have been to it before at the age of 9 years and the memory stayed with me vividly. As their brochure states, 'You can't change history, but it can change you'. 
Plimoth Plantation have recreated the 17h Century Village settled by those who travelled to America on the Mayflower. The most famous of the early American ships and settlements in the colonisation of the Americas by European Settlers.
The interesting thins was that though they were endorsed by the crown they were actually seeking religious freedom for their puritan faith, (quite a strict sect) they did not want general religious freedom for any religion as they did not like the freedom of religion offered by the Dutch. 
The plantation offers a village recreated as close as possible to how it would have been a few years after arriving. Each person in the village is an actor playing an actual historical character and they have meticulously researched that persons history. They act as if they are in the 17h Century and work in the village, tending the fields, cutting wood, cooking, planting, tending the animals, thatching. It is quite an experience.
They also have a traditional Wampanoag village, which was the tribe in the area when the settlers arrived. They do not act as if they are 17th Century but they continue in their traditional dress and crafts and answer any questions one may have about their traditions and their way of life. 
Then there is the Mayflower II, a recreation of the original Mayflower based on the original plans and made in England and sailed across in 1957. It has actors playing the sailors from the famous voyage who give their own opinion on what the settlers are trying to achieve, most thinking they have bitten off more than they can chew. 
It is a real blast from the past and teaches history the way no book can teach. It was just as good this time round as the first time I visited and I'd like to thanks Pam and Roupe for taking us.

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