The approach of this living history museum is unique in our experience. They have imported several homesteads from the 17th century. At each, you learn about the cultures of the people who would have lived there and what that brought to our American way of being as we learned from one another. The only reproduction is the African encampment, all of the other residences are original. The homes are situated so that you cannot see one from the other, yet not so far as to make the walk burdensome. For those with difficulty ambulating, electric golf carts are available for a small fee.
The short film at the visitor's center sets the stage. As we visited each location, Instead of a scripted talk, most of the docents used conversation to elicit what you wanted to know about that period of history, making each stop more personalized. We were impressed by how knowledgeable they were. We didn't come across a question they were unable to answer.
We spent half a day here, but could easily have spent a couple of more hours. Delightful!
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