Stroll the dirt-packed streets of this historic village and travel back in time to experience the colonial era.. In Short Hundreds of restored, reconstructed and historically furnished buildings serve as the backdrop for actors dressed in period costumes in the world's largest living-history museum--301 acres--comes to life. Scenes from typical life in the 18th century serve as a time capsule illustrating period customs, dress, transportation, architecture, law and cuisine. Top attractions include the Capitol, the Public Gaol, the Magazine and shops. While Shields Tavern serves fine food in an authentic atmosphere.