A Walking Tour of Plimoth Plantation
Plimoth (Plymouth) Plantation was the first permanent European settlement
in southern New England (AD 1620). Today, this area is the site of a
living museum, dedicated to recreating 17th- century lifeways in the
New World. Plimoth Plantation includes two main components: 1) a
reconstruction of the European village occupied by the Pilgrims and 2) a
reconstructed Native American hamlet known as Hobbamock's Homesite. Both
components offer interpretive exhibits illustrating many aspects of life.
People in historic period
costumes carry out the daily tasks which would have been conducted by the
occupants of the area. These tasks include cultivation and processing of
wild and domesticated plants and animals, house construction, craft
production, and socializing (they are a talkative bunch).
If you would like to learn more about Native American technology in
southern New England, visit NativeTech.
Images from Plimoth Plantation
- One of the many
guides dressed in 17th- century European clothing.
- A semi-subterranean house.
- Another example of a 17th- century
- A view of several
the organic nature of the architecture at this colonial settlement.
- Detail of the interior of a bastion.
- A 17th- century outdoor oven.
meal being prepared inside one of the English houses.
Images from Hobbamock's Homesite
- A bark and cattail wigwam at
Hobbamock's Homesite. There is also a bark-covered longhouse.
- A detail of bullrush wall mats
inside the wigwam.
- A smaller "menstruation
hut" made of cattails.
- A twined bag.
of cultivating and hunting tools.
A view of the maize garden at Hobbamock's Homesite.
- One of the interpretive
Hobbamock's Homesite dressed in a mixture of traditional Native American and
- Food and storage
- A typical meal being
cooked at Hobbamock's Homesite.
- Storage pit