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“Interesting, but have to look a little for them”
Review of Mayflower Steps

Mayflower Steps
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Owner description: A plaque beside these steps commemorates Provincetown as the first landing spot for the Pilgrims in the New World.
London, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Interesting, but have to look a little for them”
Reviewed 13 March 2013

Nice area to walk around,good to see them but also to go to the Plymouth Gin factory which has a fascinating tour - really worth doing

Visited February 2013
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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367 reviews
138 attraction reviews
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“Nominal historical marker.”
Reviewed 7 March 2013

They did not leave from this spot. These steps and this wall/pier was not here then. The 'Pilgrims' were not from Plymouth but were forced to call in for repairs. This town had little or no religious spiritual social or political empathy or link with the emigrants. There is a hotch potch of plaques and notices but nothing which adequately or candidly gives the historical reality. The tourist business of Plymouth, England is fortunate that the so called pilgrims graciously named the new settlement at their Massachusetts landing point after their last point of contact with country they fled.

Visited March 2013
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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746 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 350 helpful votes
“Takes about 15 mins to see and read”
Reviewed 5 March 2013 via mobile

It's worth stopping for a picture and reading the history, but for its historic significance, there's not a lot, as I said, takes about 15 mins

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Saltash
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Mayflower Steps”
Reviewed 4 March 2013

Considering the historical significance of this spot there is very little to commemorate the events that occurred here. Very disappointing for American visitors.

Visited February 2013
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Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Historic, yes; scenic, no”
Reviewed 24 February 2013

If you want to visit the steps, by all means do so. Do not expect people dressed as Pilgrims. Do not expect a Yank-centric presentation. After all, many famous ships left from this port, and it was interesting to me to see that the Mayflower was not the only one to head out from this spot. It was fun to read the plaques and learn the history of the ships that sailed here.

The pedestrian mall area is nice, and leads to the aquarium. Right across the street is the Barbican, so you can just spend the day strolling and getting a bit of a feel for the old city. I would give the area 4 stars, but this attraction isn't the best part of the Barbican.

Visited August 2012
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