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Mayflower Steps

West Pier | The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LR, England
+44 1752 264849
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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 1752 264849
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

Although these are called the Mayflower Steps, they are modern steps and they are not thought to be at the actual site where the Pilgrims departed, though they are close. Nevertheless, the plaques are nicely done and we did feel a sense of history here....More

Thank kupunakane
Reviewed 14 September 2016

My ancestors came to the US on the Mayflower so it was interesting go see the step and the plaque indicating the date they left for the US

Thank Jagriffith M
Reviewed 8 September 2016

For one of the main historical features of Plymouth this is a sad little place. Yes there are the memorial tablets explaining and commemorating the importance of the steps but once through the arch it is just a set of steps and when we were...More

Thank Topkoppite
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Worth a look if you're in the area and like a bit of history. There's not much there except the arch and a plaque, unless i was there at a quiet time.

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 31 August 2016

This area down in the harbor area is well marked and well lit. There are American and British flags flying above the arch that marks the point from which the Mayflower sailed. There are markers indicating a number of different ships that set sail from...More

Thank Sharon T
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Worth a look whilst in the Barbican area. A small monument to an historic event. Was expecting more information around the area. Make sure you pop into the Information centre opposite to visit the small Mayflower museum to learn more about the history of the...More

Thank ZIPZIP555
Reviewed 20 August 2016

If you like history this is worth having a look at ..the steps ar right on the Barbican an lots more to see in the same area

Thank _charanneme
Reviewed 19 August 2016

and the beginning of the end for others. This place is a must when in the Barbican area of Plymouth especially for those with a love of history or our American friends searching out the beginning for some of them. Interesting area.

Thank RoyL65
Reviewed 10 August 2016

What makes this place so special is the History that lies within it. If you love History, cherish your heritage this is definitely a place to visit. I was kind of moved myself. Don't miss it.

Thank papalagui
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We were just taking a morning walk along the Barbican and came across this attraction by accident. To actually stand on the spot where Americas founding fathers set off for the new world was quite exciting. There is a brief history surrounding the episode on...More

Thank roydavidjones
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Are these the steps from which the 'Pilgrims' left or were they built in the late nineteenth century?
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