A full-scale reproduction of the vessel that brought the Pilgrims to America in 1620, this boat is just 106.5 feet long—yet the original transported 102 passengers and some 30 crew members on the perilous voyage from England. Visitors can board the ship, normally berthed in Plymouth harbor at the small Pilgrim Memorial State Park, next to Plymouth Rock. Until May 2020, however, it’s at Mystic Seaport in Connecticut, undergoing renovations, which can be followed online at https://mayflower.plimoth.org/restoration-videos/. Until it returns, a waterfront exhibit called Should I Stay Or Should I Go? stands in its place, asking visitors to consider what it would it be like to leave everything behind for an unknown world. This is a good place to introduce children to the idea that history is about real people—for instance, ask them to imagine choosing only enough belongings to fit into one minuscule sack.