Another quaint gingerbread-looking B&B/restaurant at the picturesque Cape Cod town of Sandwich, Mass. Aug. 17, 2017

Another part of the Heritage Museums and Gardens at Cape Cod town of Sandwich, Mass., is its gallery of American Art. This 2012 painting by Yvonne Jacquette, “Late Sun Above Madison Square Park II, is a birdseye view of the city that never sleeps. Aug. 17, 2017

The Heritage Museums and Gardens also has a world-class collection of American automobiles at its Cape Cod town of Sandwich, Mass. Aug. 17, 2017

On a clear day, you can see almost forever along the Plymouth Harbor in Plymouth, Mass. Aug. 17, 2017

This stone entitled “National Day of Mourning,” next to Massasoit, the great sachem of the Wampanoags states: “Since 1970, Native American have gathered at noon on Cole’s Hill in Plymouth to commemorate a National Day of Mourning on the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday. Many Native Americans do not celebrate the arrival of the Pilgrims and other European settlers. To them, Thanksgiving Day is a reminder of the genocide of millions of their people, the theft of their lands and the relentless assault on their culture. Participants in National Day of Mourning honor Native ancestors and the struggles of Native peoples to survive today. It is a day of remembrance and spiritual connection as well as a protest of the racism and oppression which Native Americans continue to experience.” This plaque was erected by the Town of Plymouth on behalf of the United American Indians of New England.

Massasoit, the great sachem of the Wampanoags, is the protector and preserver of the Pilgrims of 1621. The statue was erected in 1921 by the “Improved Order of Fed Men” as a grateful tribute. Aug. 17, 2017

This statue, along the Plymouth Harbor in Plymouth, Mass., is in honor of William Bradford, the governor and historian of the Plymouth Colony. Bradford, who was born 1590 in Austerfield, England, migrated to the Plymouth Colony on the Mayflower. He died in 1657 in what was called Plymouth, New England. Aug. 17, 2017

The granite canopy surrounding the Plymouth Rock on the shore of Plymouth Harbor in Plymouth, Mass. Aug. 17, 2017

The back yard or back garden view of the timber-framed houses at the 1627 English Village at the Plimoth Plantation’s living history museum in Plymouth, Mass. Aug. 17, 2017

Inside the one room home of a couple (costumed guides playing the roles of colonists) at the 1627 English Village at the Plimoth Plantation’s living history museum in Plymouth, Mass. Aug. 17, 2017

The 1627 English Village of the colonists at the Plimoth Plantation’s living history museum in Plymouth, Mass. Aug. 17, 2017

The tools of the Wampanoag as part of the Plimoth Plantation’s living history museum in Plymouth, Mass. Aug. 17, 2017

A Wampanoag woman talking about her food preparation as part of the Plimoth Plantation’s living history museum in Plymouth, Mass. Aug. 17, 2017

This dome-shaped wetuash (house) of the Wampanoag natives, covered with bark and cattail reed mats, is part of the Plimoth Plantation’s living history museum dedicated to presenting the separate and shared history of the native Wampanoag and the English colonists in Plymouth, Mass. Aug. 17, 2017

A lily pond and waterfall at the Heritage Museums and Gardens at the Cape Cod town of Sandwich, Mass. Aug. 17, 2017

I call this hydrangea heaven at the Heritage Museums and Gardens at the Cape Cod town of Sandwich, Mass. Aug. 17, 2017

And, for the kids at heart, the Heritage Museums and Gardens at the Cape Cod town of Sandwich, Mass., has a tree house surrounded by lush greenery. Aug. 17, 2017