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Road Trip

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Emily Sailer

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Transcript of Road Trip

Starting point
9:00 a.m.- wake up

9:30-10:30 a.m.- eat breakfast at hotel

10:35-10:50 a.m.- Drive to Pilgrim Hall Museum

11:00- 12:00 p.m. begin tour at museum and learn about the travels, hardships, The first Thanksgiving,, and ultimately about their importance of the founding of America

12:10-12:30 p.m.- drive to Plymouth(Plimoth) Plantation

12:30- 2:30 p.m- Visit 17th century English Village and Wampanoag Home site. In the English village you will see replicas of homes and furniture from the 1600''s as well as meet actors portraying pilgrims.

2:30- 3:30 p.m- Eat lunch at Patuxet Café ( In the Visitor Center)

3:30- 3:40 p.m.- drive to State Pier to see Mayflower II

3:45- 5:00 p.m- Visit Mayflower II, a full-scale reproduction of the original 1620 Mayflower. On the ship you will meet "pilgrims" and experience their personalized stories of why they left England.

5:10-5:25 - Drive to Mamma Mia's Italian Restaurant

5:30- 6:30 p.m. -eat dinner

6:45 -7:00 p.m. -drive back to Plymouth Bay Inn & Suits pack, and leave for next hotel in New Hampshire
Gilman Garrison House
11:00A.M.- Arrive in New Hampshire .
11:30 -Check in at the Colonial Farm Inn & Restaurant. It is a bed and breakfast and represents a place with early American styles. It is a classic New England styled lodging and fine dining place.
Address: Andover Rd, New London, NH 03257.
.And get settled into the bed and breakfast
12:00- Have lunch at the Palette located at the Colonial Inn.
1:00- Leave to go to the Gilman Garrison House (about 1 hour away). The Gilman family built this house and owned many sawmills. The house was restored and is now viewed as a museum to see the architectural structure of the house.
Address: 12 Water St, Exeter, NH 03833
2:30- Arrive at the Gilman Garrison House;
2:45- Take tour of the house museum and discover facts on Historic New England and the style used back in the 18th century.
3:45- Finish tour
4:00 Eat early dinner at the Rusty Hammer Restaurant
4:05- Arrive at Strawbery Banke Museum. This museum is a learning experience to look back at historic New England and generations of historic facts on buildings, culture, traditions, foods, and much more.
Address: 14 Hancock St, Portsmouth, NH 03801
4:10- Take tour of museum
6:30- Go blueberry picking at Blueberry Bay farm. Blueberries trace back to the colonial times where Indians used them for countless purposes besides eating. It's used in many foods and was canned during the Civil War. Who wouldn't want to go blueberry picking?
Address: 38 Depot Rd, Stratham, NH 03885
8:00- Leave to go back to hotel
9:30- Arrive back at the Colonial Farm Inn and Restaurant

Strawberry Banke Museum
Blueberry Bay Farm
9:00-Boston Marriott Copley Place-Wake Up/Get Dressed

9;15-Boston Marriott Copley Place- Eat Breakfast

9:45-Boston, Massachusetts- Pack the car and start driving towards destination

10:45- Salem, Massachusetts- Arrive at the Salem Witch Museum to learn about the Salem Witch Trials. Here you can take tours and visit other surrounding attractions and physically experience what went on during the time of the Salem Witch Trials. (1692)

10;50- Salem WItch Museum- Pay tickets to enter museum

10;55-Salem Witch Museum-Begin tour around museum to learn about the actual trials and see why they happened. Here you can learn what made the victims get accused of witchcraft and why they were said to be guilty and hanged. You practically experience what happened to the victims. Be sure to check out the Witches - Evolving Perceptions exhibit while on the tour of the museum to be able to answer the questiong "Do you believe in witches?"

12:10- Salem Witch Dungeon- Drive to Salem witch Dungeon where you experience the extermity of what went on during the 13 months when the trials took place.

12;15- Witch Dungeon Museum- Arrive at the Witch Dungeon Museum. Here you can learn who was hanged and accused of being a witch or possessed by the Devil and why.

100- Salem Old Town Hall- Drive to Old Town Hall for Presentation called "Cry Innocent: The People vs. Bridget Bishop" to see a performance of one of the major trials that took place during the Salem Witch trials (Pay the admission)

2;05- Salem Witch Trial Memorial- Walk down the street to the Salem Witch Trial Memorial which is a memorial commemoratting the victims

2;25- Essex N.Y Deli & Pizza- Drive to Essex's N.Y. Deli & Pizza for some lunch and to use the bathroom etc. if needed.

3:30-Salem Witch House-Drive here and you can tour the house of Judge Jonathan Corwin the judge during the trials. Here you can experience what life was like from the judge's perspective.

4:20-Rebecca Nurse Homestead- Drive here and you can tour the house of one of the hanged victims accused of witchcraft, Rebecca Nurse. You can see life from yet another perspective, the life of an accused witch and hanged victim.

5:45-Danvers Witch Trial Memorial- drive here to see a memorial where the witchcraft accusations broke out. This memorial will show you where exactly the accusations began and where the hangings took place.

6:15- Car- Make your way to the next hotel in MA
9:00 a.m. - wake up

9:30 a.m. - eat breakfast at hotel

10:00 a.m - leave hotel

11:00 a.m. -arrive at the Fort at Number Four,
267, Springfield Road, Charlestown, New Hampshire.

11:15 - Explore the living history museum and learn about the importance of the Fort at Number Four during the colonial time period.

3:00 - Watch the "To Arms, Ye Men of New Hampshire" Stark's Muster and Garrison event, which reenacts the marching to the 1777 Battle of Bennington at the Fort at Number Four.

4:30 - Eat at 11 Water Street restaurant with riverside views in historical Exeter, New Hampshire.

5:30 - Go back to the Inn.




Home Sweet Home!
By: Megan McGough, Emily Sailer, Jane Frampolsky, & Dhara Parmar
[Fort at Number Four]
[11 Water Street]
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
{Salem, Massachusetts}
{Salem Witch Museum}
{Boston Harbor}
9:00-Boston Marriott Copley Place- Check into hotel and unpack
9:30- Boston Harbor- Drive to Boston Harbor
10:00-Boston Harbor- Arrive at Boston Harbor
10:15-Congress Street- Arrive at the Boston Tea Party Museum to learn about the American Revolution and the Boston tea Party
10:30-Boston Tea Party Museum (Meeting House)- Enter the meeting house to see an interactive reenactment of the night of December 16, 1773. Experience what went down at the meeting of the citizens as they talked about what they should do about the taxes placed on them, the colonists, by the king. Interact by being one of the citizens and some may even read, and then you can see what decision they made and how they came to make it..
11:00- Boston Tea Party Museum (Tea Party Ships)- climb aboard replicas of the actual tea party ships to throw some tea overboard,This way you get a feel of what it was like to actually be aboard the ship. Also, learn what living conditions were like on the ship, and explore.
11:30- Boston Tea Party Museum (Griffin's Wharf)- experience 3D holographs and learn more about the Boston Tea Party, the opinions of selected colonists, and citizens and see an actual tea box that was preserved
12:00- Boston Tea Party Museum (Minuteman Theatre)- Watch a movie called "let it Begin here" and learn more about the Boston Tea Party. The movie also shows what it was like for colonists during this time, during the wars, and the after effects of it.
12:50- Abigail's Tea Room- enjoy some snacks and lunch in Abigail's Tea Room above the museum and explore the gift shop., Here you can try some of the actual teas that were brought from England and imported to America, some may even be the same flavor tea that was thrown overboard into the Boston harbor.
1:20-Downtown Boston- Explore the antique styles, architecture, and designs of downtown Boston. Most of DOwntown Boston still preserved as far as architecture is concerned, and it is very interesting to see.
1:50-Car- Head back to your hotel, the Boston Marriott Copley Place.
Day 1
Day 2
{Rebecca Nurse Homestead}
{Plymouth, Massachusetts}
Works Cited Links:
http://www.historicnewengland.org/historic-properties/homes/gilman-garrison-house
http://www.strawberybanke.org/
http://www.fortat4.org/http://
http://www.ramboblueberries.com/history.htm
http://www.blueberrybayfarm.com/
http://www.plimoth.org
http://www.pilgrimhallmuseum.org
http://www.seeplymouth.com/things-to-do/plymouth-rock
http://www.salemwitchmuseum.com/
http://www.witchdungeon.com/
http://cryinnocentsalem.com/
http://www.salemaward.org/the-salem-witch-trials-memorial-110.html
http://www.witchhouse.info/
http://salemwitchmuseum.com/tour/danvers.shtml
http://www.rebeccanurse.org/
http://www.bostonteapartyship.com/

When I woke up today I was super excited because I heard that Plymouth is such a cool place. After we got dressed and ate breakfast we got in the car and literally 15 minutes later we were already at some museum! When we walked in I saw the first exhibit which was a collection of old furniture and historical paintings. After we walked a little further, I saw books that were used by the pilgrims in the 1600's, how awesome! We walked around for some more and then we got into the car and drove to The Plymouth Plantation. We first visited this replica pilgrim village. There were a bunch of people dressed up as if they were from the colonial times, which I thought was pretty cool. All of the houses and furniture inside of them looked like they could have easily been used by someone today. We got pretty hungry after walking around for a few hours and luckily there was this place called the " Patuxet Cafe" right on the grounds. After we ate we set out sights on visiting the Mayflower II which was like 10 minutes away, It's great how everything is Plymouth is SO close! Anyway....when we got to the pier I saw this huge ship and had no idea what to expect! When we walked on the first thing I saw was this guy dressed up like a pilgrim. He had this sick English accent and told us about how he struggled through the first few months after heir arrival
September 5th, 2013
At 9:00 we woke up in our hotel room at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. We all got dressed quickly, eager to get on the road and to our next destination. Boy was I excited! We went downstairs as quick as possible and practically scarfed down our breakfast. Then we started to pack the car because we were changing hotels. After we packed the car all nice and neat, our journey began again. Then I saw a sign that said “Now Entering Salem Massachusetts.” At around 10:45, we had arrived at our destination, the Salem Witch Museum. Here we learned a lot about the Salem Witch Trials. I learned a lot of information about why they were killed and much more. I learned that in 1692, the people were accused of witchcraft because some girls started acting strange, and investigators came to the conclusion that the Devil was in their town and taking over. A total of 19 were hanged, a man was pressed to death, and two dogs were hanged all for this reason. It was a very good learning experience for me and my family. Not only was it a good learning experience, but it was fun too! The attractions that we visited after the museum including the Salem witch dungeon, the Salem old town hall to see a performance that portrayed an important trial of one of the victims, the Salem Witch Trial Memorial to commemorate the victims, the Salem Witch House where you could tour the house of a judge during the time, Rebecca Nurse’s house, an accused victim of the witch trials, and the Danvers Witch trial memorial which marked where the accusations first broke out, all were realistic portrayals of what went on during 1692. It was awesome! Between all of the attractions we had lunch at a cute little Italian Restaurant, and I had the best pizza ever! I can’t wait to learn more and continue on our road trip and learn more about colonial New England!
Day 2
Day 3
We arrived in New Hampshire at 11:00 A.M. It was a very scenic drive from Massachusetts and I couldn’t wait to see what cool things we planned for in New Hampshire. We checked in at the Colonial Inn and Farm lodge and we had some troubles with the receptionist. The food at the bed and breakfast was so good, and I felt as if was living during the Colonial times. The restaurants were not too bad either. I enjoyed trying different foods. We later went to the Gilman Garrison house where we got a tour of the place, and we saw many different kinds of sawmills and discovered facts about different generations of a family that have added on to the history of the house. Next we went to the Strawbery Banke Museum. It was so interesting because it was located outdoors. The waterfront gardens were beautiful and I learned how Captain Walter Neal built a settlement in this area because of the surplus of berries that grew on it, which is why we decided to go to the Blueberry Bay Farm. At the Strawbery Banke Museum, we looked at many different houses that talked about different aspects of Colonial New England. Each house has its own story and lifestyle pertaining to the social life of New England. The exhibits we saw were about architecture, constructions, buildings, food, and much more. Many buildings have been restored, too. I’d have to say that the highlight of my day was going to the Blueberry Bay Farm. I was able to have fun with my family and enjoy the wonderful outdoors. Going blueberry picking was so much fun. Since we came during the fall season, many pumpkins were available to pick. It was a perfect fall day and I got to spend it with my family picking a bunch of berries and having a good time. Towards the end of the day when we came back to our colonial inn, I had so much to talk about with my family. We shared our knowledge on what we learned about colonial New England and how life has changed so much throughout the centuries. And we roasted some pumpkin seeds and ate berries. It was truly a perfect day to learn and enjoy, I can’t wait to see the Fort and No. 4 tomorrow!


Day 4
We got out of bed at 9:00 a.m. and dressed quickly so we could get an early start. Then we ate Breakfast at the Hotel so we would not have to wait too long to get on the road. Something quick, just cereal and a banana. Then by 10:00 we were off and heading to the Fort at Number Four, a colonial living history museum, where we would learn about the French and Indian war. I was pretty excited because people say that the French and Indian war helped make America what it is today, and that its one of the most important Wars in our history. The Fort at Number Four also teaches people an array of information about the colonial time period and the first European settlers that came to the New World.
We finally arrived at the Fort at 11:00 a.m. and I was very excited to explore the museum, especially for the reenactment at 3:00. As we looked around the Fort, all the people were dressed up from the colonial time period. The actors were fantastic and made us feel like we were really back in Colonial times! There we met historian Jon Butler who, while we walked the grounds of the fort, offered us an expanse of information about the colonial time period. Also, he gave us great insight into the religious aspect of Colonial America, and the impact that it had. Whatever questions we had for him, he answered with delight and in great detail. It was wonderful to have such a qualified guide around the living history museum. The Fort was like a big square with all different old fashioned buildings around us. It was very interesting and within each building held many facts about the time period. It was as if we were in a history class without being lectured. A few of the buildings included the Killam-Hastings Lean-to, the S. Farnsworth Lean-to, and Lt. And Mrs. Willard House.
Then at 3:00 the reenactment called To Arms, ‘Ye Men of New Hampshire!
Stark's Muster and Garrison’ started and we all watched in fascination as General Stark called the men of New Hampshire to fight for freedom. It was quite an exciting day, and at last it was time to go. We worked up quite an appetite so our family stopped at a restaurant called 11 Water Street in historical Exeter. The Roasted Red pepper and Goat Cheese Ravioli was to die for! It was a perfect end to a great day and amazing vacation.

Day 5
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