MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS FOLLOW IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THEIR FOREBEARERS TO PROVINCETOWN – ‘AMERICA’S FIRST DESTINATION’

PROVINCETOWN – This July 14, ancestors of the 102 passengers who arrived on the Mayflower in 1620 are invited to visit the spot where the Pilgrims first landed in Provincetown, MA, known as ‘America’s FirstDestination.’ Hosted by The Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, the visitors will also tour Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum, the tallest all-granite structure in the United States.

“We welcome the Mayflower descendants to Provincetown where their ancestor’s journey from England ended. Today, Provincetown is internationally recognized for its openness and diversity and our visitors, who return every year, seek their personal version of freedom,” said David Panagore, Provincetown’s Town Manager.
Image courtesy of Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum
Soon after setting anchor at the tip of Cape Cod, the Pilgrims
signed the Mayflower Compact in Provincetown Harbor. The
Compact is one of the first documents based on the idea of law made by and for the people. Over the span of 400 years, Provincetown then and now is recognized as the birthplace of American Liberty and is known for its freedom, openness and equality.

Pilgrims of another sort, the four-legged variety, also helped establish the New World traveling aboard the Mayflower. Historians say that an Old English Mastiff and an English

Mastiff and English Springer Spaniel

Springer Spaniel crossed from England with the Pilgrims. Throughout history Provincetown life has included pets and is likely why Dog Fancy Magazine named Ptown the “most dog-friendly town in America.” Recently, The Huffington Post named Provincetown’s Pilgrim Bark Park one of the 9 Most Tricked-Out Dog Parks and it was voted Cape Cod’s Best Dog Park by Curbed Cape Cod.

Provincetown is known as a year round haven for visitors who can walk the footprints of history. In fact, Trivago recently ranked Provincetown first on its list of ‘ 2016 US Best Ranked Cities to Stay.‘ As the Town prepares to commemorate the arrival of the Pilgrims in 2020, there is no better time to make your own pilgrimage to Provincetown. To learn more visit http://provincetowntourismoffice.org/.