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Pilgrim Plaque

West end of Commercial St., Downtown Center, Provincetown, MA
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Ranked #22 of 27 attractions in Provincetown
Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues
Description: A plaque marks the spot where Pilgrims first came ashore in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
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English first
Provincetown, Massachusetts
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167 reviews 167 reviews
50 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
21 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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236 reviews 236 reviews
55 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 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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Top Contributor
273 reviews 273 reviews
103 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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21 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
27 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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New England
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171 reviews 171 reviews
63 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

No biggie. No interesting historic information provided. Just a rusting copper plaque from a bygone era when this was seen as a tourist attraction. Grab an ice cream cone instead and read a book about the Pilgrims on your own time.

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Pennsylvania, USA
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

Check out the plaque, but spend the day traversing the stone breakwater jetty that traverses the harbor at low tide out to Long Point and its two lighthouses.

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