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Pilgrim Plaque

West end of Commercial St., Downtown Center, Provincetown, MA
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Ranked #19 of 21 Attractions in Provincetown
Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Cultural
Owner description: A plaque marks the spot where Pilgrims first came ashore in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
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Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Cultural
Owner description: A plaque marks the spot where Pilgrims first came ashore in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

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English first
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Pros- who doesn't love a park? Cons- not well kept Summary- worth visiting only if you happen to be right there, otherwise not worth a separate trip

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DeWitt, New York
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310 reviews 310 reviews
149 attraction reviews
223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

See the little park and the plaque if you are in the area. But it won't take you more than five minutes, and at busy times you might find parking a hassle. I came here to walk on the causeway (breakwater) which is a much better reason you should stop here. See the separate TripAdvisor listing for that. It's a... More 

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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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222 reviews 222 reviews
72 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

This is hardly a major attraction, but does hold great historical significance. Rather unimposing, at the end of Commercial St. in the middle of the rotary, is the park commemorating the spot where the Pilgrim's first arrived. In the center of the park are memorial stones, plaques and benches commemorating events, lives and dedications. This is where contemporary Provincetown lives... More 

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East Haven
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110 reviews 110 reviews
21 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

My husband and I took a quick trip to the west end of Commercial Street to see this plaque, just one day away from the anniversary of the actual landing date of the Pilgrims on November 20, 1620. It was worth hopping out of the car for a brief photo to feel like a part of history.

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Escondido, California
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240 reviews 240 reviews
55 attraction reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

I remember growing up and learning in elementary school that the Pilgrams' first landing was at Plymouth Harbor when they came on the Mayflower to the New World for religious freedom from England. Not entirely true. What is now Plymouth, Massachusetts was the second landing of the Pilgrams. My girlfriend and I came across the small park named Pilgrims' First... More 

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WORCESTER
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392 reviews 392 reviews
169 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

I grew up in MA and was always told the Pilgrims landed in Plymouth MA. I have even been to the Plymouth rock many times. I was interested to learn that the Pilgrims most likely stopped at P-Town first.

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Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
22 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

This was was our second trip to Provincetown Massachusetts. I missed this plaque the first time I stayed there. To me its very interesting that something so important is hardly mentioned in the history books. The park is not very big but there's plenty of parking for the minute or so it will take you to see and read the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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100 reviews 100 reviews
38 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

an very old plaque, no parking nearby so need to walk to it. interesting with benches but only takes a few minutes to look at. near the pilgrim monument which is a must experience.

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Provincetown
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

This plaque marks the approximate spot where the Mayflower Pilgrims made their first landing in the New World, not in Plymouth as we were all taught, so that fact alone makes it worth a visit. There's a tiny park where you can have a boxed lunch, or take a stroll on the jetty leading to the Wood End Lighthouse. Just... More 

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Bayside, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

We loved hotel and all the sites in Providence Town they were excellent and friendly and easy to access

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