|Sign on the door of the Pilgrim Museum.|
|The corner door is the entrance to the new room. The next door to the right is the Pilgrim Museum.|
|Here I am seated at a table with books older than the United States.|
|This is a plat book from the 1500s showing property owners in Leiden.|
|This book contained a copy of the marriage record of Francis Cooke to Hester Mayieu in 1603.|
|A jack screw was utilized to make repairs on the Mayflower.|
A jack screw was recently located and is displayed in the Museum.
|An identical bowl is found on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean at the Pilgrim Museum in Plymouth, Massachusetts.|
I will have to visit there as well.
|This is a bed. It's so small and short because people slept sitting up in the 1600s.|
|People had to sleep sitting up because they burned peat for heat,|
which emitted lots of black smoke, making breathing difficult.
|The room next door was renovated, revealing a floor and fireplace from the 1400s.|
I am sitting in a chair from the 1200s.
|This floor is made of gravestones of priests buried at the church across the way.|
Burials and cemeteries are not popular in The Netherlands.
|This floor tile/former gravestone still displays a marking.|
|We walked to nearby Levendaal, the street where Francis Cooke lived before sailing on the Mayflower.|
It is a short street with just a few structures standing on one side.
|The middle of Levendaal.|
|The other end of Levendaal.|
|The modern corner structure is a synagogue.|
|This seems to be the oldest house left standing on Levendaal.|
It is not known which house Francis Cooke lived in, as houses were not numbered until the 1800s.