Meet the Passengers & Crew

Talk to the people who travelled on the Mayflower.

  • Grades: 1–2, 3–5, 6–8, 9–12
These interviews support The First Thanksgiving Online Activity.

Experience the Mayflower journey firsthand, through conversations with some of the passengers and crew of the ship! Ship's mate Robert Coppin and cooper John Alden, and passengers Elizabeth Hopkins, and Desire Minter were all expertly portrayed by interpreters on the Mayflower II, the recreated ship administered by Plimoth Plantation - the living history museum of seventeenth-century Plymouth. Plimoth Plantation also provides a wide variety of teacher resources and in-classroom educational experiences for students throughout the nation. The voyagers answered questions both during their "voyage" and after their arrival in the new land.

  • Subjects:
    Early Exploration and Settlements, Colonial and Revolutionary America