Stories of the Mayflower

Mayflower 400 is a commemoration to remember the lives of the passengers who travelled on the Mayflower and the Native American people they encountered.

There are countless stories connected to the pioneering transatlantic voyage and its passengers - the places from where they came, the people they were and the legacy they left.

From the beginnings of the Separatist movement in England to establishing a colony in in America, this section seeks to tell those stories.

It will also explore the ancestry and genealogy of the Mayflower passengers and their relevance and impact on society today.

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The Mayflower Story

The story of the Pilgrims, their journey, and the colonisation of New England, is a complex one, spanning hundreds of years.

A statue of Wampanoag leader Massasoit

Native America

Native America is central to the Mayflower story, and Mayflower 400 is a true four-nation commemoration between the Wampanoag Nation, the USA, the UK and the Netherlands.

My Mayflower

A series of videos bringing to life the stories and people connected to the Mayflower story

Virtual Voyages

Mayflower 400 UK has been presenting three series of digital programmes in the build-up to the 400-year anniversary of the ship's historic voyage. One of those is Virtual Voyages which showcases the places woven into the Mayflower story.



Our Re-informed series allows artists and producers to give an insight to their work. Watch our episodes to explore the Mayflower story - without shying away from its challenging history.

Mayflower Passengers List - an interactive guide

Mayflower Passenger List

Mayflower Passengers List - an interactive guide

An interactive map guide to the Mayflower passenger list including the Pilgrim separatists, non-separatists, servants, and crew

Who were the Pilgrims?


Who were the Pilgrims?

Who were the Pilgrims and where did they come from? Read our profiles of the people of the Mayflower

Celebrities who can trace their ancestry to the Mayflower

The millions descended from the Mayflower Pilgrims include celebrities, royalty, American presidents, statesmen and women, and famous writers

Women of the Mayflower

Women of the Mayflower

The stories of the women who boarded the Mayflower and how their strength helped the Pilgrims settle in America.

Boy Who Fell From the Mayflower

Boy Who Fell From The Mayflower

Boy Who Fell From the Mayflower

A beautifully illustrated children’s book that tells the story of a real-life passenger aboard the Mayflower

Native America and the Mayflower: 400 years of Wampanoag history

The Wampanoag Tribe, also known as the People of the First Light, has inhabited present-day Massachusetts and Eastern Rhode Island for more than 12,000 years. This their fascinating story

The journey to 16 September

This is the fascinating story of how the colonists made the trip possible, and the events that led to them gathering on the water’s edge in Plymouth some 400 years ago.

The Mashpee Wampanoag

Members of the Mashpee community describe the impact the arrival of the Pilgrims has had on their way of life and share their history and culture

How the Mayflower arrived in a world already scarred by slavery

When the Mayflower set sail in 1620, it was heading for a place already suffering the cruelty of slavery

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