With the revised edition of their popular guidebook, Gerald and Patricia Gutek invite history buffs of all ages to journey back in time. Experiencing America's Past directs readers to historic outdoor museums that offer opportunities to see, taste, and feel America's heritage. From New Mexico's El Rancho de las Golondrinas to New Hampshire's Canterbury Shaker Village, the Guteks have scouted forty-three outstanding living history villages, and their easy-to-use guide provides detailed information about visiting and enjoying each one. In addition to current admission rates, hours, facilities, and nearby accomdations, Experiencing America's Past describes the vintage architecture, antique furnishings, original artifacts, costumed guides, working craftspeople, and historic gardens featured in the villages. The volume also offers a historical overview of each site, an assessment of its suitability for children, and information about interesting side trips.