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“Make the quick trip for a piece of national history”
Review of Pilgrim Plaque

Pilgrim Plaque
Ranked #32 of 72 things to do in Provincetown
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Owner description: A plaque marks the spot where Pilgrims first came ashore in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
East Haven
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Make the quick trip for a piece of national history”
Reviewed 6 January 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.

Visited November 2013
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Escondido, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 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 Landing Park by accident as we were walking around Provincetown. We had arrived in Provincetown after driving the entire length of US Route 6, which is the longest contiguous federal highway in the United States. From Long Beach, California (legacy Route 6) to Provincetown, Massachusetts the road is 3,652 miles. From Bishop, California (now the official starting point from the west coast) to Provincetown, the road is 3,205 miles. The decommissioned Route 66 ran 2,448 miles from Chicago to Santa Monica (Los Angeles County), California. While US Route 20 is 3,345 miles from Boston to Newport, Oregon, it is discontinuous through Yellowstone National Park. Okay, enough background on how we got to Pilgrim Plaque. The plaque is located within Pilgrims' First Landing Park. And the park is located at the tip of Cape Cod in Provincetown at the end of Commercial Street next to the Atlantic Ocean. The plaque states that this is where the Pilgrims first landed and touched foot on the New World soil on November 11, 1620. This would be one month before the landing at Plymouth. So much for the Plymouth Rock legend as being the first landing of the Pilgrims!

Visited October 2013
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“Who Knew???”
Reviewed 12 October 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.

Visited October 2013
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Fremont, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“A little known plaque fact!”
Reviewed 1 July 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 plaque!

Visited June 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“bas relief plaque”
Reviewed 8 April 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.

Visited April 2013
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