Puritans who fled England to escape religious persecution.
After a 65-day journey from Southampton, England, they
landed in Plymouth Harbor on the western side of Cape Cod
Bay on December 21, 1620. There, under the leadership of
William Bradford, they signed the Mayflower Compact, which
created their own government.
Known As: Pilgrim
Pilgrims: Voyage to
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.
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and Early Families
The Pilgrims were a collection of families. Find out how
they lived before, during, and after their historic
The ship population numbered 102. See the complete
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