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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-12 12:23 PM
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You can have Thanksgiving Dinner at Plimoth Plantation!
At Plymouth, Massachusetts is a replica of the original Plimoth Plantation, complete with actors who, depending on your point of view, amusingly or annoyingly, respond to you only as a Pilgrim of the 17th century would respond. (2)_prefRes.jpg

The actors are probably plumper than the Pilgrims and Native Americans were in 1620, when the climate was harsher and food was harder to come by and prepare. Otherwise, they are very authentic.

Years ago, you could have a Thanksgiving dinner, on Thanksgiving Day, cooked as the Pilgrims would cook it, including turkey roasted over a fire. Then, it turned into a Victorian Thanksgiving. Now, they are serving something called "America's Thanksgiving Dinner" or some such.

If you want the fancy (and pricey) meal on Thanksgiving Day, you pretty much have to reserve by around June 1, when they first start taking reservations. However, the same meal is also served the next day and, checking the website, I see that they still have slots for next Friday, if anyone is interested.

There is a very reasonable ($20 this year) Thanksgiving buffet served in the courtyard on Thanksgiving Day, too. That is first come, first served--no reservations accepted. So, if you haven't bought your turkey yet.......

I have been to Plimoth Plantation, but I have never been for the Thanksgiving meal.

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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-12 08:32 AM
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1. I had no idea!
It sure looks authentic to my mind.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-12 09:25 AM
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2. The Massachusetts tourist bureau is missing a good bet. It should hire me.
Edited on Sun Nov-18-12 09:52 AM by No Elephants
I just found out this morning that the king of Thailand was born in Massachusetts.

The homes at Plimoth Plantation seem even smaller in person than they look in the photo (which I did not realize would be so large). One room for everyone and everything.

The mind boggles.

Such close quarters within the homes and not much space between homes.

Small wonder so many perished the first year.
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