Experience a Historic Thanksgiving (I)
Were you contemplating about something to do for the holidays which is out of the ordinary? Why not step back in time — and take the family with you — as you enjoy traditional feasts and celebrations at a historic plantation, settlement or estate.
Historic Thanksgiving: Plimoth Plantations – Plymouth, MA
Plimoth Plantation is a living history museum located in Plymouth, Massachusetts. It brings to live through its 17th-century Pilgrim village, and costumed actors and activities, the original settlement of the Plymouth Colony established in the 17th century by English settlers, some of which later became known as Pilgrims.
Historic Thanksgiving: Thanksgiving Dinner
Enjoy an American Thanksgiving Dinner that features the classic roast turkey with all the traditional New England trimmings. Pilgrim role players and Native interpreters will be on hand to greet you and you'll learn about the 1621 feast that continues to inspire our modern celebration of Thanksgiving.
Historic Thanksgiving: 1627 Harvest Dinner with the Pilgrims
For a more traditional 1627 Harvest Dinner with the Pilgrims, enjoy an evening of entertainment and hospitality with the residents of the 17th-Century English Village. Uncover the table etiquettes and recipes that journeyed across the Atlantic with the Travelers, and learn about the harvest festivity of 1621. Throughout dinner, you will be delighted with psalms and songs and perhaps you will be convinced to join in singing a round or two.
Historic Thanksgiving: Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA
Old Sturbridge Village, the largest outdoor history museum in the Northeast, portrays a rural New England settlement of the 1830s. Here guests an explore 40 original structures, including households, meetinghouses, a district school, country stockpile, bank, working farm, three water-powered mills, and trade shops – all situated on more than 200 picturesque acres. Guests can meet heritage breed farm animals and interact with authentically costumed staff.
On Thanksgiving Day, the Oliver Wight Tavern from Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, Mass., serves a Thanksgiving buffet while the Bullard Tavern at Old Sturbridge Village serves a traditional Thanksgiving feast.
Historic Thanksgiving: Webb-Deane-Stevens (WDS) Museum – Wethersfield, CT
Located in the middle of Connecticut's main historic region, the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum provides visitors the opportunity to be immersed in life of the mid-18th and early-19th centuries during informative and entertaining one-hour tours.
Chef Christopher Prosperi, one of the most engaging top chefs in Connecticut cuisine, will visit the Museum to share his views on the history of what many consider to be the ultimate comfort food—the traditional Thanksgiving banquet. The menu was designed by a food historian and is based on centuries-old New England recipes. Guests will also enjoy some of the renowned chef’s own Thanksgiving experiences — including a reenactment of the first Thanksgiving.