If I could travel in time, would it be the future or the past? Hmm, I think I would like to travel in the past so I could savor every minute of my memories or perhaps I need to go back in time to see what life was like before TV’s, Cell Phones, Car’s, and Airplanes. Well, it just so happened that I did find a few places that will take you back in time so you can see what life was like. I thought that I would start out looking in Massachusetts, as this is the 6th state ratified in 1788, also the pilgrims landed in Massachusetts, so I think I found some history with this state.
The first pilgrim settlement was founded in 1620 in Plymouth Massachusetts and the activities that you can see and do while in Plymouth are amazing. Guided historical walking tours will have you visiting, Statues, Old Burial Ground, and Museums. During the walking tour you will also see where the Pilgrims ship landed, see a replica of the Mayflower and the Plymouth Rock! Another fun adventure around Plymouth, is seeing a re-creation of the Pilgrim Village. Don’t forget to stop by the National Monuments to the Forefathers, which is the largest solid granite monument which honors our Forefathers.
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Staying in Massachusetts, driving about 60 minutes away to see the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum. The Museum is an experience that will have you re-enact the Boston Tea Party, which is a replica of the 18th century vessel and along the way you will meet Samuel Adams! The museum, is very unique as it sits on a barge in the water. They also have a Reenactment in 3D, and the Robinson Tea Chest, which has been protected and preserved for more than two centuries. A must while visiting the Museum is having some famous tea at Abigail’s Tea Room.
Driving a little further in Massachusetts over to Sturbridge Village would be the next stop. Sturbridge Village has a 19th Century like interaction with costumes and a 19th Century atmosphere. You will be able to explore the historic village, take a horse and buggy ride in the village, see how cabinetmaking was created without all the modern tools that we have today. The Artisans and Farmers are in costume, and you will be able to see how people made a living back in the 19th century.
Now If you're looking for a battle re-enactment, I found a few that just might interest you, the first one in New York.
During the mid-1700’s the first rebel victory of the Revolutionary War, the Battle of Fort Ticonderoga served as a morale booster and provided key artillery for the Continental Army in that first year of war. Cannons captured at Fort Ticonderoga would be used during the successful Siege of Boston the following spring. The re-enactments are being held in July with Museum exhibitions of the military culture with weapons and art. You can also take a scenic boat cruise around Lake Champlain with events all year long, Ticonderoga is a wonderful place to visit anytime of the year.
Time travel to 1812 with the largest war that took place December 17th and 18th in Marion, IN called The Battle of the Mississinewa, however, the reenactment takes place every October and has an annual festival. The Battle of Mississinewa, which this adventure will let you view the life of the soldiers from 1812, with artillery demonstrations firing, muskets and daily battle reenactments. As you are walking around the event you will see the culture of the woodland Indians and listen to some music and storytelling from the aspects of a Native American Life. You will also find over 140 merchants that will offer food and treasures.
Traveling over to the Gettysburg Civil War Battle Re-Enactment in Gettysburg Pennsylvania. The Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War and the bloodiest battle which was July 1 – 3 in 1863. The reenactment takes place annually on the anniversary of the battle, and they offer a unique way to tour the Battlefield, you can do a Horseback tour, Horse-Drawn Carriage tour, a Segway tour, Scoot Coupe tour (mini open-air vehicles), a scooter, battlefield guide, on foot, or in a bus. With so many options why not try several, you might see the event at different angles. You can visit the Eisenhower National Historic Site, in September where you will find an authentic re-creation of the German army caps, original military equipment and weapons. Gettysburg National Military Park will host history groups and re-enact the Civil War. Gettysburg is known for the outdoors and ghost around the town! So, while you are visiting Pennsylvania, make sure you also schedule a ghost tour, you never know who you will end up seeing.
With planes, trains, and automobiles these days as a way of transportation, find a way to travel back in time and experience what it was like to be in a battle, see where the Pilgrims landed or have some tea at the Boston tea party. But whatever you do, make sure you are not spending lots of money traveling back in time, shop for the trip like you’re in the last century with travel specials at www.cuoffers.com.
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