Village sights in New England
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In 1835, a Methodist association began holding revival meetings in Oak Bluffs, and the congregation camped in tents. As meetings grew, participants pitched tents on wooden platforms, which evolved into some 300 small cottages. These were adorned with bold colours and whimsical ornamental woodwork in a style known as Carpenter Gothic and make quite a sight today .
For a glimpse of the community's history visit the Cottage Museum at 1 Trinity Park.
The Plimoth Plantation, a mile or so south of Plymouth Rock, authentically recreates the Pilgrims’ 1627 settlement. Everything in the village – costumes, implements, vocabulary, artistry, recipes and crops – has been painstakingly researched and remade. Hobbamock’s (Wampanoag) Homesite replicates the life of a Native American community in the area at the same time.