When did people land at Plymouth Rock?
The political history collection at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History contains two pieces of Plymouth Rock, where—according to legend—the Pilgrims landed in 1620.
How many people arrived in Plymouth 1620?
On September 6, 1620, 102 passengers–dubbed Pilgrims by William Bradford, a passenger who would become the first governor of Plymouth Colony—crowded on the Mayflower to begin the long, hard journey to a new life in the New World.
What year did the Mayflower reach Plymouth?
After more than two months (66 days) at sea, the Pilgrims finally arrived at Cape Cod on November 11, 1620. A few weeks later, they sailed up the coast to Plymouth and started to build their town where a group of Wampanoag People had lived before (a sickness had killed most of them).
When did the first settlers arrive at Plymouth?
On December 21, 1620, the first landing party arrived at the site of Plymouth. Plans to build houses, however, were delayed by bad weather until December 23.
When did Phineas Pratt come to the Plymouth Colony?
Another settler Phineas Pratt, who arrived in Plymouth in 1623, later told a disturbing story about what had been done with the sick men in the colony that winter.
What was the first government of the Plymouth Colony?
Plymouth Colony did not have a royal charter authorizing it to form a government, yet some means of governance was needed. The Mayflower Compact was the colony’s first governing document, signed by the 41 Puritan men aboard the Mayflower upon their arrival in Provincetown Harbor on November 21, 1620.
When did the Mayflower arrive at Plymouth Rock?
When Did the Mayflower Arrive in Plymouth? The history of the ship the Mayflower prior to 1607 is unknown, but in 1607, the ship was purchased by a man named Christopher Jones and a group of additional business partners.