PLIMOTH PLANTATION

Plimoth Plantation in Massachusetts is located three miles south of Plymouth Center. It is a living history museum dedicated to telling the story of Plymouth Colony.

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Taking the Kids — college touring in Boston
taking the kids, family travel, Boston, Massachusetts, college tours, museums, lodging, pets, history

Taking the Kids — college touring in Boston

Having weathered college tours with three kids from upstate New York and New England to Colorado and California, I think a little pet therapy may be just the thing

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Taking the Kids — on the college tour circuit
Fall color on KU campus 2016.

Taking the Kids — on the college tour circuit

To all parents heading out on the Great College Tour this fall, I wish you luck. You are going to need it. Maybe a cocktail or two at the end of the day will help, and so will keeping your sense of humor

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Taking the Kids — and debunking Thanksgiving myths
Plimouth Plantation recreates the Mayflower, Plimouth Plantation circa 1627 and the Wampanoag home site

Taking the Kids — and debunking Thanksgiving myths

That first Thanksgiving in 1621, the Pilgrims and Native Americans from the Wampanoag tribe feasted on venison, shellfish, and while there might have been wild turkey, there were just as likely swans, ducks and geese.

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A family visit to New Bedford MA, once America’s whaling capital
Whaling boat in New Bedford

A family visit to New Bedford MA, once America’s whaling capital

The New Bedford Whaling Museum is the largest museum in the country devoted to the story of whaling and the history and seafaring traditions of Massachusetts' south coast region.

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Farm-to-table family fun on Martha’s Vineyard
Gardening at the Farm Institute

Farm-to-table family fun on Martha’s Vineyard

At the nonprofit Farm Institute on Martha’s Vineyard off the coast of Massachusetts, the local and vacationing kids who attend summer day camp here tend the expansive vegetable garden, gather eggs and care for the animals. Older kids may learn the art of composting and carpentry.

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Families love meeting future baseball superstars on Cape Cod
Brewster Whitecaps and young fans

Families love meeting future baseball superstars on Cape Cod

We’re sitting on the grass with several hundred parents and kids on a balmy summer night in Falmouth, Massachusetts on Cape Cod watching the Falmouth Commodores play the Orleans Firebirds.

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