Virtual Voyages: Children of the Mayflower

This Virtual Voyage film considers the children on board the Mayflower.

In the harsh, bleak midwinter of the Mayflower passengers' first few months on American soil, almost half of the new colony perished.

Many of the children who had sailed on the ship died, became orphans or for those who had travelled as wards to other families – they were living in a land in which they did not know how to survive.

In this Virtual Voyage, we look at who these children were, what we know about them and what became of them.

The film talks to Richard Pickering, Deputy Director of Plimoth Patuxet Living Museum, to learn their fates.

View videos from our Virtual Voyages, Re-informed and My Mayflower series here.

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