Pilgrim Memorials Around the World

Pilgrim Statue, Pilgrim Hill, Central Park, Manhattan, NY1885 — Pilgrim Statue, Pilgrim Hill, Central Park, Manhattan, NY
Created by sculptor John Quincy Adams Ward (1830-1910), the statue was presented to the City of New York in June the New England Society of New York on the occasion of that society’s 75th anniversary. It stands upon a granite pedestal designed by architect Richard Morris Hunt (1828-1895) with four bas-reliefs depicting various significant aspects of the Pilgrims’ landing including the Mayflower a Bible, and a sword. The pedestal is inscribed: TO COMMEMORATE / THE LANDING OF THE / PILGRIM FATHERS / ON PLYMOUTH ROCK / DECEMBER 21, 1620

1904 — Isaac Allerton Plaque, Pecks Slip, NY
The New York State Society erected a memorial plaque on the former property of Isaac Allerton on Manhattan between Dover Street and Beekman Street near the East River. It reads: "From 1647 until 1659 this ground was occupied by the warehouse and residence of ISAAC ALLERTON a passenger on the ship MAYFLOWER in 1620. Assistant Governor of PLYMOUTH COLONY, the father of New England Commerce, one of the eight men of New Netherlands in 1643 and for twenty years a leading merchant of NEW AMSTERDAM. In grateful memory of MAYFLOWER PILGRIMS who first established civil and religious liberty in our land, this tablet is erected by The Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of New York 1904."