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 America.
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 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.
For more information on the Pilgrim Monument, visit https://www.pilgrim-monument.org/.