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Peregrination Day

Peregrination comes from the Latin word peregrinari, “to travel abroad” and means a journey, especially a long or meandering one. This word typically applies to traveling for an extended period of time or over a great distance. The word Pilgrim comes from the same root. Many Pilgrims certainly did travel over an extended period and over great distances, having moved from their homes in England to Leiden, and finally to Plymouth. 

On Peregrination Day the Massachusetts Mayflower Society invites members and guests to a day of fun and activities in Plymouth or environs. We especially celebrate our Junior Members on Peregrination Day and love to see entire familiesgather to enjoy the company of other members.

Order forms will be included in the Spring Compact and Junior Compact, or you can visit this page to download one when they are ready.


Peregrination 2016

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

9:30am - 4:30pm

Tour places visited by the Pilgrims before they arrived in Plymouth

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We’ll board buses in Eastham at the Salt Pond Visitor center of the Cape Cod National Seashore promptly at 9:30 AM to begin our journey. This tour will be rain or shine. We anticipate completing this tour by 4:30 PM.

In Provincetown, we will visit the area where the Pilgrims first stepped onto North American land, as well as the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum. From there, we will travel to Pilgrim Heights in the Cape Cod National Seashore and hike to Pilgrim Spring where fresh drinking water was found. Then it’s on to the site of an encampment where sixteen men led by Myles Standish camped while exploring the area to determine if it would be a good place to settle. We will also see the marker on Corn Hill commemorating the discovery of the store of Indian corn left by the natives. In Eastham, we will stop at First Encounter Beach and finish our tour with a visit to the Cove Burial Ground where the graves of Constance (Hopkins) Snow, Giles Hopkins, and Joseph Rogers are believed to be located.

Along the way we will have lunch indoors in an air-conditioned facility. You may bring your own or you may purchase sandwiches provided by a local lunch shop. We will provide chilled bottled water and snacks. If you choose to have us provide sandwiches @ $10.00 each, the choices are:

  • “Herring Cove” Roast beef, garlic herb spread & roasted red pepper
  • “Pilgrim Lake” Roast turkey, cheddar, & cranberry mayonnaise
  • “Wood End” Grilled marinated vegetables & sprouts with homemade hummus in a wrap
  • “The Compact” Honey ham, Swiss, & honey mustard

Please share this information with your family and friends. All are welcome. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. If you plan to spend more than a day in the area be sure to visit for a listing of lodging and activities. Please call Edith Bridges @ 781-856-5671 if you require assistance.

This year we are able to offer a VAN RIDE to anyone interested in travelling to Eastham to join the tour. This van will leave the parking lot of 175 Derby Street, Hingham at 8:00AM and return around 6:00 PM. The cost of this service is $20 in addition to the price below and seating is limited. Please respond by May 20, 2016 if you want to take advantage of this service, so that we may reserve the van(s).

Please make your reservation ASAP since we need to make a commitment for buses and museum admittance. The absolute deadline for reservations is Thursday, June 23, 2016.

Download the reservation form here, and send, with a check made payable to MSMD to: MSMD Cape Cod Tour, 175 Derby Street, Suite 13, Hingham, MA 02043.

See you then! 


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