Dartmouth Heritage Walk
Available all year
Learn of the history of Dartmouth.
Enjoy a leisurely walk of Dartmouth.
Visit the old market.
In 1620, the Mayflower ship, carried 102 hopeful pilgrims across the Atlantic Ocean from Plymouth in the UK to Plymouth in America. Dartmouth town hosted the Mayflower as well as many of the pilgrims before their voyage across the ocean. Here, you can walk through the streets of Dartmouth with your local guide, discovering historical landmarks of 1620 including Bayards Cove where the Mayflower anchored during her stay in Dartmouth.
Your guide will take you along Butterwalk, merchant houses built between 1628 and 1640 on reclaimed land. These houses backed on to the river and ships came up to their back door. Visit the old market that was originally a tidal creek in 1620 that powered a mill until 1800. Walk up Chapel Lane to the oldest Baptist meeting house from 1646 where Thomas Newcomen, inventor of the first successful steam engine, was a Baptist preacher.
These are just a few of the landmarks that you will visit on your Heritage walk around Dartmouth before returning to your ship or continue to explore the town at your leisure.
Remarks/requirements: Appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes
Walking information: Estimated 2 Km.
Wheelchair accessible: No.
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