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Mayflower Brochure can be downloaded by clicking Mayflower-Brochure

Pilgrim Hall has online learning materials located at:    Pilgrim Hall Museum > Education

Plimoth Patuxet Museums has an interactive game:    You Are the Historian: Investigating the First Thanksgiving

To Learn about the Passengers of the Mayflower, go to:

The site consists of many pages of well documented information with links to other sites which contain lesson plans and other excellent educational materials for older students and adults. The content was written by Duane A. Cline who was a Former Assistant Governor General of the national Society, and served a number of years as its Education Chair.
  • Meet the Living Descendants of the Mayflower Passengers -  In 1620, the Pilgrims made a new beginning in America2020 American Ancestors

Children’s Books

The below books can be purchased from The GSMD Online Store, Amazon, or any book store.

Samuel Eaton’s Day by Kate Waters,  Reading Level 4-8 years.

Sarah Morton’s Day by Kate Waters,  Reading Level 4-8 years.

The Wampanoag by Kevin Cunningham and Peter Benoit,  Reading Level 8-10 years.

Tapenum’s Day by Kate Waters,  Reading Level 4-8 years.

The Adventurous Life of Myles Standish by Cheryl Harness,  Reading Level 10 and up.

Squanto’s Journey by Joseph Bruchac,  Reading Level 4-7 years.

National Geographic - 1621 A New Look at Thanksgiving by Catherine O’Neill Grace and Margaret M. Bruchac with Plimoth Plantation,  Reading Level 8 and up.

National Geographic - The Mayflower Compact by Judith Lloyd Yero,  Reading Level 10 and up.

National Geographic - Pilgrims of Plymouth by Susan E. Goodman,   Reading Level 8 and up.

National Geographic - Mayflower 1620:  A New Look at a Pilgrim Voyage by Plimoth Plantation with Peter Arenstam, John Kemp, and Catherine O’Neill Grace,  Reading Level 8 and up.

The Mayflower and the Pilgrims New World, by Nathaniel Philbrick. Ages 10 and up.

Across the Wide Dark Sea: The Mayflower Journey, by Jean Van LeeuwenAges 5 and up.

Mayflower Treasure Hunt (A – Z Mysteries), by Ron Roy. Ages 6-9.

If You Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620, by Ann McGovernAges 7-10.

The Story of the Pilgrims, by Katherine Ross, Ages 5 and under, picture book.

The Pilgrims of Plimoth, (Aladdin Picture Book), by Martha Sewall. Ages 5 and under.

Tattered Sailsby Verla Kay. Ages 8 and up.

The Landing of the Pilgrims, by James Daugherty. Ages 10 and up.

Three Young Pilgrims, by Cheryl Harness, Ages 5-10.


The Mayflower Quarterly Magazine is published four times a year – Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter.  Mayflower Society members receive a mailed copy.   In addition, an electronic version is available a under the Members‐Only section of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants website.

The Mayflower Quarterly Magazine - Click Here

National Geographic Mayflower 1620 A New Look at a Pilgrim Voyage by Plimoth Plantation with Peter Arenstam, John Kemp, and Catherine O’Neill Grace, Reading Level 8 and up.

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