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Plymouth in Devon County, England, United Kingdom
 

Pilgrims Point - The Mayflower Steps

 
 
Pilgrims Point - The Mayflower Steps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 4, 2018
1. Pilgrims Point - The Mayflower Steps Marker
Inscription.
The Mayflower made its first landfall at what is now Provincetown, Massachusetts on the 11th November 1620 after 66 days at sea.

There the Mayflower Compact, the first democratic document written in America, was composed and signed.

"And on the 11th November we came to an anchor in the bay, which is a good harbour and a pleasant bay.... a harbour wherein a thousand sail of ships may safely ride."

from Mourt's Relation: A Journal of the Pilgrims at Plymouth

Presented May 19, 2000 by the Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum and the Town of Provincetown, Massachusetts
 
Erected 2000 by The Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum and the Town of Provincetown, Massachusetts.
 
Location. 50° 21.967′ N, 4° 8.028′ W. Marker is in Plymouth, England, in Devon County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Commercial Road and The Barbican, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Plymouth, England PL1 2LR, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Departure of the ‘Tory’ (here, next to this marker); 350th Anniversary of the Mayflower (here, next to this marker); The Tolpuddle Martyrs
Pilgrims Point - The Mayflower Steps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 4, 2018
2. Pilgrims Point - The Mayflower Steps Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Arrival of NC4 (a few steps from this marker); Sailing of the Mayflower (a few steps from this marker); Iron Pipes (a few steps from this marker); The Roanoke Colonies (a few steps from this marker); Wreck of the “Sea Venture” (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plymouth.
 
Regarding Pilgrims Point - The Mayflower Steps. The actual steps the pilgrims left from no longer exist. They are marked by the covered columns and a small overlook: “The Mayflower Steps.” This is close to the site in the Barbican area of Plymouth from which the Pilgrims are believed to have left England aboard the Mayflower.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 27, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 27, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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