Explore the Colonial Herb Garden, learn about important plants, and plant an herb of your own to take home.
See how tea was imported in the colonial period (hint: not loose-leaf tea bags), help brew your own cup, and learn about the rituals of tea-drinking.
Practice throwing the grain into the air, letting the wind blow away the shell, and catching it again in your basket. Try ship’s bisket (later called hard tack), a wheat bread made to last up to a year.
Make a doll like the ones colonial kids would have had to play with.
Butter-making took time & muscle—come give it a try!
Put together & decorate a little wooden house, like the houses on this year’s Historic House Tour.
Just like butter, ice cream needed to be churned by hand, which made it an even more special treat.
Use a colonial tool called a lucet to make a bracelet for yourself or a friend.
Candles took time and patience to make, drying between each dip into hot wax.