We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: West end of Commercial St., Downtown Center, Provincetown, MA
Description: A plaque marks the spot where Pilgrims first came ashore in Provincetown...
A plaque marks the spot where Pilgrims first came ashore in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 14 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 3
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Needs some better landscaping around the plaque

There needs to be some updating and some better landscaping. It needs some attention from the locals. Hopefully that will be done before the 2020 400 year anniversary.

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2015
Margaret G
,
Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Add Photo Write a Review

14 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

There needs to be some updating and some better landscaping. It needs some attention from the locals. Hopefully that will be done before the 2020 400 year anniversary.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
DeWitt, New York
Top Contributor
332 reviews 332 reviews
153 attraction reviews
268 helpful votes 268 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Provincetown, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
283 reviews 283 reviews
110 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
East Haven
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
22 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Escondido, California
Top Contributor
247 reviews 247 reviews
55 attraction reviews
208 helpful votes 208 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
WORCESTER
Top Contributor
408 reviews 408 reviews
170 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fremont, California
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
27 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
39 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Provincetown
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3

Travelers who viewed Pilgrim Plaque also viewed

 
Provincetown, Cape Cod
Provincetown, Cape Cod
 

Been to Pilgrim Plaque? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Pilgrim Plaque staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?