Open Air Museums

Museums
Sometimes called Living History Museums, these important historical sites re-create villages and towns, often with costumed interpreters explaining what life used to be like.

Colonial Williamsburg star[offsite link]
The official website of Colonial Williamsburg.

Fort Mackinac star
Fort Mackinac is one of Mackinac Island´s many historical attractions, and is well worth a visit if you find yourself in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan!

Greenfield Village star[offsite link]
The official website of Greenfield Village.

Holiday Lantern Light Tours at Mystic Seaport star
Discover the magic of this wonderful holiday tradition at Mystic Seaport!

Living History Farms star[offsite link]
Living History Farms in Urbandale, Iowa, tells the amazing story of how Iowans transformed the fertile prairies of the Midwest into the most productive farmland in the world. While at the 550-acre open-air museum, visitors travel at their own pace through five historical time periods spanning 300 years.

Meet a Pilgrim at Plimoth Plantation star
This Thanksgiving season, take a trip to Plimoth Plantation and see how the real Pilgrims lived!

Mystic Seaport star[offsite link]
The official website of Mystic Seaport.

Old Sturbridge Village star[offsite link]
The official website of Old Sturbridge Village.

Plimouth Plantation star[offsite link]
The official website of Plimouth Plantation.

Strawberry Banke star[offsite link]
The official website of Strawberry Banke.

The Association for Living Historical Farms and Agricultural Museums star[offsite link]
ALHFAM is the museum organization for those involved in living historical farms, agricultural museums, outdoor museums of history and folklife and those museums - large and small - that use "living history" programming.

The Farmer´s Museum star[offsite link]
The official website of the Farmers´ Museum in Cooperstown.

The Farmers’ Museum star
There’s more than baseball in Cooperstown, NY! America’s rural past comes alive at The Farmers’ Museum.

The Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village star
A "slice of Americana" like no other!

The Shelburne Museum star[offsite link]
The official website of the Shelburne Museum.

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