Day 6! Cape Cod to Concord, Mass via Plimouth Plantation (Yes, I have spelt it right!)

What a dreadful night we had in Hyannis last night! It poured with rain all night and the wind was blowing a hooley!

We thought this morning what a good job it was supposed to be a driving day today because the inclement weather wasn’t going to let us do much outdoors. However, I’m pleased to say that by the time we reached Plimouth (it is spelt like that because in the 17th Century they spelt everything phonetically) Plantation the rain had stopped and the weather improved a little and we were able to walk around without getting wet.

We last visited the Plantation about 20 years ago!! Where does the time go? In the meantime they’ve built a lovely visitor’s centre and museum. The actual plantation is just as we remembered it.

Plimoth Plantation with Cape Cod in the distance

Plimoth Plantation with Cape Cod in the distance

 

 

 

 

 

The Pilgrims’ (the name given to those who had travelled on the Mayflower from Plymouth, England to a new life in America) landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620 and the Plantation depicts how the colony may have looked and the people who actually lived there during 1627.

Plimoth Rock 1620

Plimoth Rock 1620

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once you enter the actual plantation all the ‘inhabitants’ remain in character and will only converse as if it’s still the 17th Century when they arrived. It makes for very interesting conversation and I have to say they are so believable that it feels as though you are actually talking to people who arrived on the Mayflower in 1620 and settled in Plimouth.

An inhabitant of Plymouth Plantation in the year 1627

An inhabitant of Plimouth Plantation in the year 1627

 

 

 

 

 

 

An inhabitant of Plymouth Plantation in the year 1627

An inhabitant of Plimouth Plantation in the year 1627

Before entering the Plantation there is the Wampanoag Homesite to visit. This is a recreation of the homesite of Hobbamock – a Pokonoket man who lived in Patuxet/Plimoth  Colony in the 1620s. Hobbamock and his extended family lived across the brook on the south side of the Pilgrims’ fortified town.

Summer home of the Wampanoag

Summer home of the Wampanoag

A Native American of the Wampanoag Nation

A Native American of the Wampanoag Nation

Sand learning about the Wampanoag way of life in the 17th Century

Sand learning about the Wampanoag way of life in the 17th Century

A Native American of the Wampanoag Nation

A Native American of the Wampanoag Nation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have now arrived in Concord (home of the first shot of the American Revolution and Louisa M. Alcott, author of the novel Little Women). Fingers crossed that the weather is kind to us tomorrow!

5 thoughts on “Day 6! Cape Cod to Concord, Mass via Plimouth Plantation (Yes, I have spelt it right!)

  1. Back from a great w/e in Berlin and catching up on your travels. Love the interesting facts and photo’s. Not been to this area😃👍

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  2. Pass me a grass skirt and I think I could easily play the part of the Native American in your last picture!! I’ve got the build for it you see. No rather a nasty mental image, sorry. Plimouth Plantation shot superb.

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