The Plymouth Mayflower Steps - Plymouth Barbican UK

In the run up to the Mayflower 2020 celebrations, commemorating the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower Ship
 this website will contain a look back at the history of the Mayflower and the Pilgrim Fathers.

Plymouth has strong ties with America. The famous Mayflower ship in 1620 set sail from the Mayflower Steps on the Plymouth Barbican
 with 102 passengers and 30 crew members for America. These pilgrims settled on what is now known as Plymouth, Massachusetts.

You can read more about this remarkable journey here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayflower

In America, the modern Thanksgiving holiday tradition traces its origins to a 1621 celebration at Plymouth in present-day Massachusetts.

Plymouth Mayflower Steps as seen on the Plymouth Barbican today

The Mayflower Steps as seen today on the Plymouth Barbican

Model of the Mayflower Ship in the Plymouth Gin Distillery

Strong links to the Mayflower Ship can be seen throughout Plymouth from the Mayflower Museum in the Tourist Information Centre (located near the Mayflower Steps)
to models the one pictured in the image above, which is found in the famous Plymouth Gin Distillery

Plymouth Gin Distillery on the Plymouth Barbican

It is rumoured the Pilgrim Fathers spent their last night in the distillery before embarking onto the Mayflower Ship.

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Videos showing the Mayflower Ship replica leaving the Plymouth Barbican and arriving in America back in 1957.

The Plymouth Mayflower Steps Website will be expanded to include the latest information from the Mayflower 2020 celebrations from both sides of the Atlantic

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