Time Travel: Historical Vacation Experiences

Time Travel: Historical Vacation ExperiencesWhen I was a kid, Oregon Trail was the game to play on those computers that were just becoming accessible at our school. Johnny was always getting lost and I managed to die of cholera most of the time, but it was still fun.

Now, you can live similar adventures in reality! These educational adventures are waiting for you…

Historic Trails West – Arrive in Casper, WY ready to experience a time travel. Hit the road in a covered wagon or take the Pony Express. You will also cook over an open fire, sleep in an Indian lodge and ride the actual trails that pioneers used. The experience can range from just a 2 hour jaunt to a 5 day adventure.

Genesee Country Village and Museum Pioneer House Experience – Get ready for a weekend of living in New York circa 1800. Guests stay in a Hetchler log house and spend their days tackling the daily chores necessary for your family’s survival. Your kids will appreciate their current lifestyle after fetching water to working the fields and gardens, caring for the farm animals and cooking your meals over an open hearth. A guide will help you navigate the new life during the day and you spend the evenings on your own.

Time Travel: Historical Vacation Experiences

Civil War Adventure Camp – If you are into the 1860′s and heading to Petersburg, VA, then this rally is for you. Live the life of a newly enlisted arm private. You will don your uniform, shoulder your musket and march off to a hands-on adventure. Patrons select their side, Union or Confederate, and drill in the way soldiers fought, eat the food soldiers ate, understand the hardships soldiers endured. Families will also participate in a number of specifically designed programs that transform history into reality. There are three options to cater to your desires – choose between a 5, 18 or 24 hour experience.

Colonial Education Site – Here, you can sleep in the 17th Century at Plimoth Plantation or stay on Mayflower II in Plymouth Harbor! The homes on the Education site were originally built by the Museum’s skilled artisans at a location on the coast of Maine, for the PBS-TV reality series ‘Colonial House.’ After the series ended, they were dismantled and reconstructed. Both adventures will have you writing with a quill, surviving on skills you learn and eating supper grown from the land around you.

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12 Comments on this article. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Robyn February 17, 2014 at 10:54 pm - Reply

    Historical vacation activités are great.

  2. MK February 17, 2014 at 11:38 pm - Reply

    This could be fun but I’d probably rather be on a sunny beach somewhere!

  3. Allie February 18, 2014 at 4:45 am - Reply

    I love visiting historical sites. I also enjoy museums. You appreciate your surroundings more.

  4. Janelle February 18, 2014 at 4:46 am - Reply

    Educational, but my kids would be bored by it. They’d think they were in school on a field trip.

  5. Pamela February 18, 2014 at 8:32 am - Reply

    This sounds really fun, would love to have a historical experience!

  6. Nikki February 18, 2014 at 8:52 am - Reply

    When I was young my parents use to take us to Frontier Town. I loved it. Historical vacations are great!

  7. Shiny February 18, 2014 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    The historic trails sounds interesting. I wonder if you get to dress up!

  8. DD February 18, 2014 at 3:20 pm - Reply

    Yes, Oregon Trail was THE best game, especially on those old computers.

  9. Danity February 19, 2014 at 4:08 pm - Reply

    Historical vacations can be fun, although I don’t think my kids would enjoy it.

  10. Erin February 19, 2014 at 8:01 pm - Reply

    Looks very interesting but I am willing to admit I would rather be pool or ocean side with a few good drinks.

  11. BusyBee February 20, 2014 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    I like the Pioneer house vacation idea, especially if you have kids that are a little too comfortable.

  12. Jen February 22, 2014 at 4:28 am - Reply

    OMG I can see all those historical re-enactment people getting crazily into this!

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