Friday, April 26, 2013

Plimoth Plantation

No stay in Plymouth without a visit to Plimoth Plantation, a museum that shows the settlement of the Mayflower Pilgrims arriving in Plymouth in 1620. The museum features a re-creation of the 1627 English Village and the Wampanoag home site, both equipped with actors in old costumes, showing ancient techniques and speaking in ancient language.

We were afraid that the whole thing would be a little bit too entertaining, too colorful, too loud, too much fun - but it turned out to be quite reasonable. The actors were friendly and eager to answer all questions, and their costumes, behavior and language gave a good sense of that time. We wouldn't have wanted to pay the full 35 $ admission fee, especially as the Mayflower II couldn't be visited right now, but for the discounted price we got from coupons by our landlord the museum was well worth it.