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Mayflower Steps

West Pier | The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LR, England
+44 7538 199694
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A plaque beside these steps commemorates Provincetown as the first landing spot for the Pilgrims in the New World.
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West Pier | The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LR, England
+44 7538 199694
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

Although the plaque does not accurately indicate the steps where the Pilgrim Fathers departed from, it is still an interesting area to acquaint oneself of the boats that sailed (and sank) from the harbour.

Thank gweeboonhiah
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Really enjoyed this sight and the history is quite amazing. Especially nice on a sunny summer's day. Also nice to combine with a boat trip

Thank julialogan1982
Reviewed 9 August 2017

There are a few fish and chip shops and you must try any one as they are all great..But if you won't to try a large feast GO for the yard ROLL at captain jaspers is a must and you will be full for the...More

1  Thank NORMAOO7
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

We parked in Drake's circus car park and walked to this it's about ten mins away. Lovely views was very interesting a tour guide explained that the real ones was under the ladies toilet in the pub over the road not sure if he was...More

Thank rebpen
Reviewed 25 July 2017

While the Mayflower may not have set off from this point exactly it is nice that there is something to mark this moment in history in Plymouth. The presentation of the commemorative arch and artwork is very nicely done, but doesn't need anything more than...More

Thank ihaveshoos
Reviewed 22 July 2017

As has been written, it is probably very unlikely that these steps are THE steps, but the Mayflower set sail from this harbor so it is a nice memorial to an important piece of history. There is not much to see, some signs and an...More

Thank Wendy D
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Having visited Provincetown in Massachussetts, it was good to visit the area where they set off from and picture the scene.

Thank menubuster
Reviewed 28 June 2017

There are some steps and a commemorative arch, but the waterfront has changes over the years and the original key that the Mayflower left from in thought to be under the pub across the road. But it makes a nice photo opportunity and reminder of...More

Thank purpleTerry
Reviewed 27 June 2017

The place where the Mayflower passengers reembarked on their epic journey, and their last port in England. Although a bit eroded by the elements, the monument still sets a place for the event, adding plaques for other significant journeys that left this harbour. Take the...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 26 June 2017

No one knows where the original Mayflower Steps were located. From where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail to land and "discover" America (and we've been suffering ever since over that direct incident in history). The present Steps are supposed to be an estimated guess of...More

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25 November 2015|
Response from Andy S |
No the quay was substantially developed over the last 400 years the real steps were roughly where the admiral mcbride pub is about 50 meters away