The Pilgrims

Relive the times where North America was settled by European pilgrims.

During the 17th century, these Pilgrims would journey west to find a new home on board the vessel Mayflower.

Once embarking, settlements were erected in these new found lands of America – creating hopes, dreams and cities upon hills.

In The Pilgrims we’ll establish these early found colonies together with the Pilgrims.

Specifically, we’ll focus on the founding and early years of the Plymouth Colony in 1620, the historical and real story of the “First Thanksgiving” and why these Pilgrims actually left their former home in Holland behind.

By using a combination of reenactment and historian expert recounts, the rich story of the pious Pilgrims comes alive once more.

The Pilgrims
  • Info
  • Release date2015
  • Full runtime
  • Director(s)Ric Burns
  • Part of the seriesAmerican Experience
  • Production companySteeplechase Films