Archaeological Open-Air Museum

Pereiaslav-Khmelnytskiy Folk Museum (UA)

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At the ethnographic open-air museum in Pereiaslav-Khmelnytskiy (near Kyiv) you can find the wooden houses and places of worship of the 17th – 19th centuries as well as reconstructed buildings of earlier eras.

On the territory there are a numerous of museums (embroidery, ceremonies, transportation, bread, space, museum-mail, etc.). The museum is set in an open-air area of 30 hectares and includes many buildings, museums, churches, and a unique atmosphere. Here you can learn about how different segments of the population lived in the Ukraine in the old days. The museum is an important cultural and educational institutions to help assess the cultural heritage of the past, reveal traces of interference of cultures and see local history of the Middle Dnieper Region.

The Lost World (RU)

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Ethno-archaeological complex "The Lost World" combines research with cultural tourism and recreation. The project is carried out on the initiative and with the participation of the Don Archaeological Society and NP "Yuzharheologiya" . One can visit the Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age and a Cossack type Village.

The Stone Age Village consists of huts, a sanctuary and workshops. The village refers to the Mesolithic and Neolithic before they had ceramics. The huts are a simple wooden frame covered with two layers of reeds. The door is a piece of leather on a wooden frame. The dimensions are about 5x3 m. and building it took about two weeks and has not been changed in three years - it is well protected from heavy rain in summer and autumn and in winter they stand in 30-50 cm snow.

Ancient Sambia (RUS)

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"Ancient Sambia" is an archaeological open-air museum about the Viking on the territory of current Lithuania, Poland and Kaliningrad region neighbouring with the Curonian and Vistula lagoons. The local population in those days were Balts (Prussians and Curonians) and Scandinavians.

Visitors can get familiar with the traditional culture and way of life, with the costumes of the Baltic nations in the Viking Age, but also immerse themselves in the Old Norse atmosphere. on the territory of current Lithuania, Poland and Kaliningrad region neighboring with Curonian and Vistula lagoons. The Vikings and their fighting friends tell their secrets, teach rites of initiation into warriorship and visitors can try their hand in amber processing, the manufacture of weapons and shooting bow and arrow.

Slavic Village X Century (RU)

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The city Lyubytino is one of the oldest centers of the Novgorod region. It has numerous historical and architectural monuments. The area is quite rugged with unique natural landscapes, karst lakes, rapids and waterfalls on the rivers White and Priksha.

Among the vast forests in the lake region, between the rivers and waterfalls one thousand years ago, Slavs built their settlements and built relationships with local Finno-Ugric tribes.

Camlann Medieval Village (US)

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Camlann Medieval Village, a living history museum project portraying rural England in the year 1376, is dedicated to offering the public powerful personal experiences of history, including multiple learning and performing arts opportunities, built upon research of rural communities in 14th century England, to provide a deeper understanding of the relationship between those historical events and western society today.

The village is open each weekend from May to the end of September. Village Demonstrations vary each day, and may include archery, blacksmithing, textile production, animal care, artwork, gardening, candle making, hearth cooking, shoemaking, spinning, weaving, clothing design, and other household skills. Presentations provide an in-depth focus on these village activities with the opportunity to interact with knowledgeable villagers, who portray medieval people, discussing their work, their life in the 14th century, and perhaps some village gossip.

Fort Boise Replica & Museum (US)

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First explorations in the area around what now is Parma for a suitable location for a fur trading post took already place in 1811. In the next decade, several attempts to set up an outpost failed because of hostile natives.

In the fall of 1834, Thomas McKay, a veteran leader of the annual Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) Snake Country brigades, built Fort Boise as competition for nearby Fort Hall further east on the Snake River. Although Fort Boise may technically have been built as a private venture of Thomas McKay, it was fully backed and supported by the Hudson Bay Company who took over in 1836. From 1836-1837 onward, Old Fort Boise became an important supply post along the Oregon Trail. The post was a major stop for the wagon trains crossing the Snake River into Oregon.

Chorro de Maíta (CU)

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Chorro de Maíta is located in the foothills of the southeast of Cerro de Yaguajay, in the region known as the Archaeological Capital of Cuba, Banes, in the north of the province of Holguín.

This museum is a replica burial site from the times of the Taíno, indigenous people of Cuba. Intensive excavations took place from 1975 onward. A cemetery was found, covering about 2,000 square metres, with about two hundred burials. 56 of these are now shown in the exact place of discovery, as an in situ museum. It is the first Aboriginal cemetery of ceramist farmers found in Cuba from the period around the arrival of the first Spaniards. Chorro de Maíta is a place of contact with other cultures, not just with the Spanish, but also with the Mexicans.

Wade House (US)

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In 1844, Sylvanus Wade moved his family to the Greenbush area, where he purchased several hundred acres of land with the intent of building a town. A three-story wooden Greek Revival house was built between 1848 and 1851.

Today it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is part of the Wade House Historic Site, a historical museum operated by the Wisconsin Historical Society. Live historic interpreters, wearing period-style clothing, populate the park during summer operations.

Tannenbaum Historic Park (US)

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When the British army of Lord Charles, Earl Cornwallis, moved into action at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse in 1781, it formed its lines on the farm of Joseph Hoskins. Part of his lands are now preserved at Tannebaum Historic Park in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Today, Tannenbaum Historic Park (also known as the Hoskins House Historic District) preserves a remnant of the 150-acre farmstead of Joseph Hoskins. Outside the museum facility, a short paved pathway leads to the restored Hoskins Farm complex.

Somerset Place (US)

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Somerset Place is a representative state historic site offering a comprehensive and realistic view of 19th-century life on a large North Carolina plantation. The plantation was in use for 80 years (1785-1865). By the mid-19th century, the plantation counted over 50 buildings.

With the end of the plantation system, Somerset Place plantation passed into history. The owners eventually sold and left the property.

The present-day historic site includes 31 acres, seven original 19th-century buildings. With the goal of accurately representing the lives and lifestyles of the plantation's entire antebellum community, the Department of Cultural Resources has acquired the reconstructed Overseer's House and reconstructed representative one-room and four-room homes where enslaved families once lived, along with the plantation hospital.