• Pilgrims Landing - Provincetown, Massachusetts

      Photo by Peter Thody
      The Mayflower Pilgrims may have chosen to name their colony after the English town from they departed, but Plymouth was not their initial landing point. This momentous event took place some five weeks earlier, on November 11, 1620, when they came ashore in the natural harbour of what is now known as Provincetown at the northern end of Cape Cod. Their decision to move on the better known - but definitely second - landing point followed a skirmish with the local Nauset tribe.

      If you go:
      A plaque commemorating the landing can be found in Pilgrim's First Landing Park, a small park - traffic island at the corner of Commercial Street and Province Lands Road.


      Pilgrims First Landing Park
      1 Commercial Street
      Provincetown, Massachusetts 02657 USA