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A Plimoth Plantation Thanksgiving

Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, Mass., hosts seasonal

Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, Mass., hosts seasonal "Harvest Dinners" that recreate what a Colonial-era Thanksgiving might have been like. While there, visitors can visit the plantation's traditional English village and see the Mayflower II, seen here at sea, a full scale reproduction ship. Photo Credit: Handout

Those who think history lessons are invariably dry and unappetizing may find themselves eating their words -- and more -- at Plimoth Plantation's annual Harvest Dinner in Plymouth, Mass. Be forewarned: It's a truly hands-on experience -- pilgrims didn't use forks, or napkins, so the accepted practice is to wipe your fingers and face directly on the tablecloth. And as if that wasn't entertaining enough, between courses guests are regaled with hymns, communal rounds and some jovial 17th century wordplay.

Visitors to Plimoth Plantation can visit the plantation's
Photo Credit: Rick Knight

Visitors to Plimoth Plantation can visit the plantation's traditional English village and see the Mayflower II, a full scale reproduction ship.

Visitors can see the plantation's traditional English village
Photo Credit: Handout

Visitors can see the plantation's traditional English village and see the Mayflower II, a full scale reproduction ship.

Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, Mass., hosts seasonal
Photo Credit: Handout

Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, Mass., hosts seasonal "Harvest Dinners" that recreate what a Colonial-era Thanksgiving might have been like. While there, visitors can visit the plantation's traditional English village and see the Mayflower II, seen here at sea, a full scale reproduction ship.

Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, Mass., hosts seasonal
Photo Credit: Handout

Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, Mass., hosts seasonal "Harvest Dinners" that recreate what a Colonial-era Thanksgiving might have been like.

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