1620 – 1650


The Pilgrims arrived in 1620  and built their settlement on land that had been cleared by the Wampanoag tribe.  Plimoth Plantation tells their story.

The Pilgrims had intended to travel to the Hudson River and live in what is now New York. The journey took longer than expected, and by the time the Pilgrims reached Cape Cod in November, bad weather made it too dangerous for the Mayflower to reach the planned destination. The Pilgrims lived on the Mayflower for several months until their houses were complete in March of 1621.

The Pilgrims survived  and thrived with the help of the Wampanoag people.

Visit Plimoth Plantation and see history come alive.