I'm not the only one with this desire. We want to go back and take a look--safely, of course--with plenty of food and decent sanitation and toilet paper. And beer.
Renaissance Faire! That's the way you do it. You can go, have lunch and come back in time to feed the dog.
Friends of ours spend their spring weekends working at the Faire. The mom is a serving wench. The older daughter dances, the younger--I'm not sure, she's cute enough to sell anything and she'd make a fine pick-pocket (they'd fit right in with these kids). The dad is a Poxy Boggard. (Don't click that link unless you enjoy sublime harmonies and profanity like I do. Click this one if you want to skip the profanity.)
My only regret is that we waited until the last day of this year's Faire and a massive crowd of other time-travelers did the same. But the weather was cool, the mead flowed (huzzah! very good and very strong but not very cheap!) and we had a good time.
I realize this post doesn't help you one bit, as it's too late for you to time-travel to the Renaissance this year. But I couldn't wait to time-travel to the future to post the photo.
The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.