Live and breathe history in Plimoth Plantation, complete with essential articles on the colonists, online activities, and the truth behind the myths about Plymouth.
The Plymouth Colony Archive Project
An extensive collection of 17th-century sources and historical documents, providing information on the people, architecture, and activities of Plymouth colony.
Pilgrim Hall Museum
Along with images of artifacts and posessions of the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag, the museum's online companion has interesting facts about the journey of the colonists and life in the colony.
Read the diary that inspired both the book and the film A MIDWIFE'S TALE, and learn more about life in colonial America.
The Pilgrims and Plymouth Colony: 1620
Descriptions of the background, journey, and beliefs of the pilgrims; lesson plans for educators; and diagrams of buildings and ships from First Nations peoples and the colonists are provided.
The Davistown Museum
Devoted to recovering and displaying the hand tools of New England's maritime culture, this site also houses online documents with descriptions of typical tools of the 17th century.
Maine's First Ship
Learn about one of the first English colonies in New England, the Popham colony, settled in Maine in 1607.
Historical Essays on the Mayflower, the Pilgrims, and Early Plymouth
Learn about the history of the Mayflower from its time as a trading vessel to its eventual fate as firewood for the colonists.
Can't get enough of life in America's 17th-century colonies? Visit the Virtual Jamestown Project, and attempt to recreate the original settlement of Jamestown online.
The Passamaquoddy Tribe of Maine
The site for the Passamaquoddy tribe of Maine and New Brunswick includes a tribal history as well as news, contact information, and links to related sites.
Passamaquoddy Tribal Government
This site features information on the tribal council; boards and committees; past treaties, legends, and stories; and artists and craftmakers.
Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah)
This site offers news and other information on the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head, including a history section created jointly with the Boston Children's Museum.
Wampanoag Indians - Boston Children's Museum
The Children's Museum and Wampanoag Indian Advisors jointly offer this site to help educators present the history of Wampanoag people with accuracy and respect.
Penobscot Indian Nation
This site addresses many issues relevant to the Penobscot, with information on the Penobscot Nation Museum, tribal issues, sovereignty litigation, and more -- including the weather for Indian Island.
Africans in America: The Terrible Transformation
This PBS site examines the rise of the slave trade and the hardships of Africans brought to North American colonies.