Friday, October 5, 2012

Plimoth Plantation

Tuesday we went to Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, MA for a field trip.  We are currently studying about the Indians, Pilgrims, Mayflower, Columbus and such in history.  This place is only about an hour and a half from our home, so we took the girls.  We had a great day and it was soooo cool to see everything there.  They have people who are in the villages and on the Mayflower II who role play just like back in the day.  You can ask questions and they answer everything.  We spent 4 hours there and it was just a great day of learning and being together.

We went through the Wampanoag Homesite first...

These boats are what the Native people traveled in.  He said if he worked constantly it would take 4 to 5 days to finish making the boat.  He said they made it to fit up to 40 men.  He also said they last about 10-15 years. 

Showing how they cooked!

Where they slept.

After lunch in their cafeteria, which was really good, we made our way to the English Village.  They had lots of their places where they lived with different people role playing cooking, working, and living in the area answering questions and such.  It was also very cool.

When we first went into this building we thought it was the church and that was the pulpit.  It had an upstairs with canons and when we were up there, Kyndal said this must be their fellowship hall.  Craig and I started cracking up.  As we were leaving we heard the guy say it was the meeting hall.

Picture from the top of the meeting hall.  That's the English Village with the ocean in the background.  BEAUTIFUL!!!

They said 6-8 people would live in these little bitty houses.

Their kitchen area

Then we went into the craft building where people actually make the clothes for the role players to wear and the pottery they use, and wood work.  It was really cool to see it all and see some of them working on things.

She said there were only 2 of them that made clothes for all of the people.  Lots of hard work.

Very thankful to have this place near by for our family to experience.

1 comment:

Tesha said...

WOW it looks amazing!!!! My boys would love to see this :)