Celebrate an Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving--It All Started Here in New England!
Happy Thanksgiving from the place where it all started--right here in New England!
From the Pilgrims' first feast in 1621 to our modern football-saturated cozy family gatherings, Americans have made the Thanksgiving holiday uniquely their own.
As you prepare to reflect upon the things that you are grateful for (the Internet is high on my list... I'll bet the Pilgrims never foresaw this type of progress!), I've assembled a virtual Thanksgiving Cornucopia of online resources to help make your holiday a memorable one, filled with the spirit, warmth and nostalgic charm of that first assemblage in thanks of a bountiful harvest here on New England's Atlantic shores.
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In the Spotlight
Spend Thanksgiving in New England
Planning a Thanksgiving getaway to Plymouth or other New England destinations? Here are some resources for special Thanksgiving travel packages, historic places to visit and Thanksgiving Day dining.
Thanksgiving Dinner New England-Style
Celebrate with the Pilgrims, or bring a New England touch to your own holiday with these recipes and complete Thanksgiving dinner menus.
Thanksgiving Trivia Challenge
Do you have the gizzards to be a Top Turkey? Test your knowledge of Thanksgiving history and trivia with this fun-for-all-ages interactive quiz.
Mayflower II Photo Gallery
The Mayflower II, a carefully crafted replica of the four-masted cargo ship that carried 102 religious dissidents to New England's shores in 1620, has been a fixture in Plymouth Harbor since 1957. These photos, taken during the famous ship's 50th anniversary year, provide a glimpse of what visitors experience aboard Mayflower II.
Free Thanksgiving Coloring Pages
Keep the kids amused on your Thanksgiving car trip or teach them a bit about the history behind the Thanksgiving holiday with my collection of free Thanksgiving coloring pages featuring Pilgrims, Indians and the Mayflower.
The Pilgrim Monument
The Pilgrim Monument is located in Provincetown at the tip of Cape Cod, not in Plymouth as you might have guessed. That is because the Pilgrims landed first at Cape Cod before settling permanently in Plymouth. Climb the Pilgrim Monument, America's tallest granite structure, for spectacular Cape Cod views.
More from New England Travel
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Thanksgiving Cornucopia picture © 2005 Kim Knox Beckius.