Our Furry and Feathered Friends Need You!
English colonists brought farm animals - cows, sheep, chickens, goats and pigs - to New England throughout the 1600s. Today, Museum guests of all ages love to see our Rare and Heritage Breeds animals.
A variety of Rare Breeds Animals live in the Pilgrim Village. Kerry and Milking Devon cattle graze in pastures outside the palisade. Wiltshire horned sheep, San Clemente Island goats and Arapawa Island goats, as well as a flock of Dorking hens also inhabit the town.
The sights and sounds of these animals help transport guests to the 17th century. Plimoth Plantation's agricultural experts along with Pilgrim role players feed and tend our Rare Breeds animals every day. Your donation will offset the cost of caring for these special animals through veterinary care, food, maintaining hand-built, protective habitats.
Please note: Gifts made through our pages represent a gift to Plimoth Plantation's entire educational mission. Plimoth does not use its limited resources to track each of these donations to precise allocations. We use your gift where it is most needed at the time by pooling it with the contributions of other donors to help support the Museum's mission. Because you are giving to a 501 (c)3 organization, your gift is tax deductible.