Mayflower 400 Southampton is an interesting and informative 90minute walking tour of the old town of Southampton visiting places and locations which would have been recognised by the Pilgrim Fathers and the settler passengers before they embarked for the New World on the Mayflower and the Speedwell.
The Settlers and Pilgrims arrived at Southampton in July 1620 where they provisioned both ships during the two weeks they were waiting for repairs to the Speedwell to be completed.
The Tour is in two Stages:
Stage One: A walk describing Southampton in C 1620 including the religious organisation, influence of James 1ST (6TH of Scotland) with regard to religious tolerance and national unification, facilities for provisioning Mayflower and Speedwell for the arduous transatlantic adventure, activities of merchants, population including prominent local figures and life in general for early 17TH Century Sotonians and visitors.
Stage Two: The final 45 minutes includes a visit to the location of the departure of the Mayflower and the monument to the Pilgrim Fathers unveiled in 1913.
Every Sunday at 11.30am starting
from the 2 Lions at the Bargate