See What’s Planned for 2020
The year 2020 marks the 400th anniversary of the 1620 voyage from Plymouth, U.K. to the New World where the Mayflower Pilgrims first landed in what is now known as Provincetown, MA and signed the Mayflower Compact. After five weeks of exploration of Cape Cod, they set sail once more to establish of Plymouth Colony in Plymouth, MA. These internationally significant events mark the beginning of American democracy. Democratic values of liberty, justice and freedom of expression resonate through four centuries of our nation’s history and embody the fabric of Provincetown’s identity.
Join us as we tell this story both from the Pilgrim and Wampanoag perspectives and celebrate 400 years of Provincetown’s rich history.
April 24, 2020| Memorial Hall, Plymouth, MA
The Opening Ceremony of the Plymouth 400 Commemoration will be a two-hour event of historical content, musical headliners, interpretive readings, choreographed movement, original productions, and visual narratives to create a once-in-a-lifetime spectacle. The Plymouth 400 Legacy Time Capsule will be introduced, and the first items will be placed inside by special guests. Honoring the past and celebrating the future, each of the commemoration themes will be presented in creative ways. Invited participants include state and federal officials, representatives of The UK, The Netherlands, colony partners and many more.
Mayflower II Visits Provincetown
September 7 - September 14, 2020
The Provincetown Port Visit by Mayflower II is tentatively set to include arrival on or about Monday, September 7, 2020 and departure on or about Monday, September 14, 2020. Dates of Port Visit may vary based due to circumstances of weather, tide or any other reason that might reasonably interfere with safe transport of the vessel. During the visit, Mayflower II, will be part of the daily historical reenactments of the Signing of the Mayflower Compact in Provincetown Harbor in 1620. These historical reenactments will enable the public to witness the history that happened in Provincetown waters in 1620. The culminating event will be a Sunrise Toast and Bon Voyage to the Mayflower II on Monday, 14 September 2020 as she journeys to her home, Plymouth, MA.
Mayflower II Gala
Join us for a truly historic Gala as we commemorate the signing of the Mayflower Compact. This historical evening will feature food, spirits and historical reenactments.
September 12, 2020
Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum
Toast Mayflower II Departure
The culminating event to the Mayflower II visit will be a Sunrise Toast and Bon Voyage to the Mayflower II on Monday, 14 September 2020 as she journeys to her home, Plymouth, MA.
Please check site as we get closer to this event as the dates of Port Visit may vary based due to circumstances of weather, tide or any other reason that might reasonably interfere with safe transport of the vessel.
Toast mayflower ii departure
Provincetown Harbor Pier
September 14, 2020
General Society of Mayflower Descendants visit Provincetown
Founded in 1897, the General Society of Mayflower Descendants(GSMD) currently counts 90,000+ members. In 2020, the GSMD will host its tri-annual Congress in Massachusetts with special events occurring in Provincetown, Plymouth, and Boston. The Congress which has been extended to 10 days in 2020 will host an estimated 1,500 registrants. Bay State Cruise Company will provide transportation for the 1,000+ passengers to travel from Boston to Provincetown, for a commemorative event at 11:00am with a memorial service and a wreath laying in the harbor followed by a procession through town, culminating with a luncheon and program at the base of the Pilgrim Monument.