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A pilgrimage is a journey or travel, that is often done for a religious purpose
Embarcation of the Pilgrims, a painting by Robert Walter Weir

The Pilgrims is the name for the early settlers of the Plymouth Colony, which is now Plymouth, Massachusetts. They travelled from England on a ship called the Mayflower. The Pilgrims left England because of religious differences with the Church of England. Some people call them Pilgrim Fathers.

These people referred to themselves as Separatists. Most of them were either Methodists or Puritans.