How About An Authentic Thanksgiving Dinner With The Pilgrims?

on November 21, 2013

Plimoth Plantation

How about a “taste” of America’s past this Thanksgiving? If you are near Boston, you could check out the Plimoth Plantation for an authentic 17th century experience.

You can join the pilgrims of the Plimoth Plantation (137 Warren Avenue, Plymouth MA), as they take you back to a Harvest Dinner circa 1627. They’ll tell you stories about life in New England, Old England, and their journeys there.

The Plantation is holding several Harvest Dinners this November. Advanced reservations are required for the feast. Some of the dates and times available include: Saturday November 23 5:30pm, Sunday November 24 5:30pm Friday, November 29 at 5:30pm, Saturday November 30 at 5:30pm (check the website for full details).

The menu includes favorites such as: Ciderkin, Cheate Bread and Butter, Mussels Seeth’d with Parsley and Beer, A Dish of Turkey, Sauc’d, A Pottage of Cabbage, Leeks & Onions and A Sweet Pudding of Native Corn.

The Plimoth Plantation itself is a reenactment of the settlement that would have stood there in the 17th century, compete with a Native American (Wampanoag) village, a tour on the Mayflower II, a working mill, and a barn complete with rare breeds of farm animals. Costumed actors roam the area, ready to get the kids involved in a hands-on activity, or to tell you more about this historic location.

  • Enjoy with: The whole family.
  • Cost: For the dinner, adults $66, children under 12 $47 (advanced reservations required). Regular admission tickets vary from $10 for the plantation only, to $35 for a Heritage Pass (which includes Plimoth Plantation, Plimoth Grist Mill & Mayflower II).
  • Hours: Dinner is at 5:30pm. The Plimoth Plantation is generally open from 9am-5pm.
  • Visitor tips: Give yourself lots of time if you are planning on touring the entire facility, it could easily take up to 4 hours for a complete visit.

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