National Seashore Programs Explore Mayflower Connections

Courtesy of Plimouth Plantation The Mayflower II passed through the Cape Cod Canal this morning.


EASTHAM – Starting on Sunday and continuing on November 29, there will be programs at the Cape Cod National Seashore that will explore Mayflower and Pilgrim connections to the Outer Cape.

A guided walk, “Reflections on the Fall Harvest of 1621”, will be held on Sunday at 11 a.m.

Journey back to the events that took place on Cape Cod and Plymouth leading up to the fall harvest of 1621.

Was this the first Thanksgiving?

Reflect on professional research as participants attempt to retrace the steps of the Mayflower passengers’ first explorations of Cape Cod.

Participants are asked to meet at the Pilgrim Heights parking area off of Route 6 in Truro.

“Desperate Crossing”, a History Channel production, will show on November 29 at 1 p.m. on the large screen at the Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham.

The film provides an in-depth look at the Pilgrims’ perilous journey across the Atlantic, and how they overcame hardships to live and thrive in the New World.

Both programs are free and open to the public.

Reservations are not required.

For more information about the national seashore’s programs, go to

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