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Definition: The Mayflower was the ship that brought the Pilgrims to America. It sailed from Southampton, England, on September 16, 1620, with 102 passengers on board. The voyage took 65 days, during which time two people died and one person was born. The colonists had been granted territory in Virginia, but the ship landed at Plymouth, Massachusetts, on Dec. 26, 1620.

Related Resources:
The Pilgrims: Voyage to Freedom
Follow the Pilgrims as they sail across the Atlantic Ocean, from England to America, in search of religious freedom. See who they meet when they land in New England. Find out about the first Thanksgiving.

Elsewhere on the Web:
The Mayflower Web Pages
Learn all about the ship, its passengers, and more. You might even trace your genealogy back to the Pilgrims!

Mayflower Families
Find out about the families that traveled aboard the Mayflower. This site also includes details about the ship and a complete passenger list.

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