On this day 6th September, 1620, 149 Pilgrims, The Pilgrim Fathers, set sail from Plymouth in the Mayflower bound for America-the New World. The Pilgrim's story of seeking religious freedom has become a central theme of the history and culture of the United States (The Mayflower Steps in Plymouth)
Some unknown facts about the pilgrims and their Mayflower voyage: (1) Not all of the Mayflower's passengers were motivated by religion. (2) They didn’t land in Plymouth first. (3) Some of the passengers had been to America before. (4) The Pilgrims were relatively tolerant of other religious beliefs. (5) The Pilgrims didn’t name Plymouth, Massachusetts, for Plymouth, England.
The Pilgrim Fathers arrived at Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts aboard The Mayflower, on this day 21st December, 1620. Passengers and crew increased to 103 after two births on the voyage from Plymouth, England