Pilgrim Memorials Around the World

Aptucxet Trading Post, Bourne, MA1930 — Aptucxet Trading Post, Bourne, MA
These are the oldest remains of a Pilgrim building, the first trading post in Massachusetts. In 1926 a complete excavation revealed the original foundations of the 17th century trading post. The trading post was established in 1627 for trade with the Indian Wampanoag Federation. Isaac DeRasiere, Secretary of New Netherland, visited Aptucxet October, 1627 on board his barque Nassau. The current replica was erected in 1930, the General Society of Mayflower Descendants and the State Societies having raised approximately $10,000 toward the replication.  A memorial tablet was placed thereon.