Plimoth Patuxet (Plimoth Plantation) is a living history museum, a re-creation of Native American and Pilgrim settlement at Plymouth, staffed with people dressed in period clothing, and doing tasks, such as hoeing crops, smoking and drying fish, cooking a typical stew over the fire, tending cows, building a store house, baking bread or husking corn.
Wampanoag Homesite - Step into a Wampanoag village and garden in the 1600's - the people you'll meet are members of the Wampanoag tribe today. Dome shaped houses are covered with bark and reed mats, dugouts are made by burning out the center of a long, corn, beans and squash are grown in the field. Kids can go inside a typical house, find out about hunting and fishing, and watch women cooking food over the fire
Eel River nature walk - From the Homesite, follow the trail that goes right along river, ringed with reeds. Looking over the river, it's easy to imagine what it was like in the 17th century.
1627 English Village - Walk through the street of the Plymouth settlement, rough-hewn houses along dirt streets, enclosed in a fortified wooden wall (palisade). Start at the top of the hill with the fort, which also doubled as meeting house and place of worship. Climb up the fort for a bird's eye view of the village and ocean beyond. Wander down the streets, go inside houses and kitchen gardens, ask questions of any of the staff, and they'll explain what they're doing. We had to stop into the Howland house - John Howland was an indentured servant who married Elizabeth Tilley, they had ten children, all of whom survived.
Crafts Corner - Watch demonstrations of wood working, weaving, throwing pots and firing pottery in a 17th century style wood-fired kiln. There are picnic tables outside the Crafts Corner.