Provincetown, Massachusetts | 400 Years Since Mayflower Landed
Our artists have created a beautifully detailed design that features the Pilgrim Monument, built between 1907 and 1910. The monument was built to commemorate the first landfall of the Pilgrims in 1620 as well as the signing of the Mayflower Compact. After five weeks exploring the land, the Pilgrims set sail again to establish Plymouth Colony in Plymouth, MA. However, it was the events in Provincetown that truly marked the beginning of American democracy.
In 1907, a contest was held to find the design for the monument and Boston-based architect Willard Thomas Sears’ submission won. The design for the monument was inspired by the Torre Del Mangia in Siena, Italy. Sears is also noted for the Old South Church, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and the Cyclorama, all in Boston. The tower is 252 feet, 7.5 inches tall and reaches 350 ft above sea level. The ascent in the tower includes 116 steps as well as 60 ramps. The Pilgrim Monument is the tallest all-granite structure in the U.S.
- Handcast in lead-free pewter
- Detailed on both sides
- Includes a ribbon to hang ornament
- 3" high x 2" wide
- Satin finish
Celebrate America's Founding
History buffs and those that just want to teach or remember our beginnings. Include a visit this Pilgrim Monument and Museum in Provincetown, MA along with your trip to Plimoth Plantation, the Freedom Trail, and all those other historic places, you will be glad you did.
Ornaments Made in the USA
All of our Christmas ornaments are made in the USA. The ornaments are hand cast using our specialized centrifugal casting machine using vulcanized rubber molds. Our lead-free pewter is heated to a range of 500 - 600 degrees Fahrenheit. The pewter is then cast into the spinning mold carefully by hand. Once the pewter solidifies, the raw ornaments are taken out of the mold. The castings that are satisfactory to the watchful eye of the Pewtersmith are then deburred by hand. The ornaments are then put through our antiquing process. After drying completely, the Christmas ornaments are buffed by hand, removing just the right amount of the antiquing solution to create the beautifully detailed ornament. Finally, the ornaments are dusted, inspected, and packaged with our red elastic bow hangers.