Plymouth Plantation - an open air museum of XVII century
• Plymouth Plantation - an open air museum of XVII century
In the early 17th century, a group of separatists, who became known as the Pilgrim Fathers fled from a rigid political system in England and came to North America, to seek religious freedom of the Church of England. They settled in the place where today is a modern city of Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA. Colony, founded in 1620, was one of the earliest successful colonies established by the British and the oldest continuously inhabited English settlement.
Plymouth has a special role in American history, and many of the people and events that took place around the Plymouth colony, became a part of American folklore, including the North American tradition of the Thanksgiving holiday. The original atmosphere of the Plymouth colony recreated in artificial village called Plymouth Plantation, where the actors restore events and the life of the English colonists of the 17th century.
Plymouth Plantation is 2, 5 km south of the present village of English 17th century. Here tourists can find a modest half-timbered houses decorated with reproductions of fields, fortifications, ancient buildings, where these pilgrims lived, they kept cattle.
Actors in costume depict the actual citizens of the colony of Plymouth residents who want to give visitors the opportunity to feel the spirit of history. Actors took names, viewpoints and life stories of people who lived and worked in the colony in 1627.
Visitors can ask the actors about their religious beliefs, education and upbringing of children as they prepare food, or speak on any topic of interest to them. And the actors will meet tourists as if they really live in the XVII century. It's like a travel back in time and talk to these pilgrims that era.
an open-air museum is open from late March to November - every day portraying the life and seasonal work. Sometimes there are and presenting some of the key historical events, such as funerals and special celebrations.