Father and son spin hoops with Pilgrims in English Village

Activities & Games

Two pilgrim women talking

Talk like a Pilgrim

The Pilgrims talked a little differently than we do today. If you visit the Museum's 17th-Century English Village, you will notice that the townspeople say words you know in a funny way, or even say some words you don't know at all.

Learn how to talk like a Pilgrim

rustic bread on a silver platter held by a pilgrim in a red dress

Historic Cooking

Have you ever wondered what was eaten at the First Thanksgiving? Or What people in 17th-century New England were cooking in Plimoth Patuxet? View recipes carefully crafted by our experts using primary sources and scholarly research.

View recipes

Two pilgrims reading


Riddles and word puzzles were as popular in the 17th-century as they are today. Test your wit and see if you can solve our real 17th-century riddles!

Solve our riddle

Banner, Talk Like a Pilgrim, and Riddles Images by Kathy Tarantola Photography