Our Colonial Revival garden is the popular site of summer strolls and intimate weddings for all who appreciate the unique beauty hidden behind the Mayflower Society house in downtown Plymouth. Originally established by the affluent Willoughby family in the early 1800s and used for lavish tea parties, the garden is now the relaxing centerpiece of the GSMD headquarters.
The General Society of Mayflower Descendants established the Garden Walkway Fundraising Project in 2011 and has since installed over 400 engraved, donated bricks.
We encourage members and friends to place a brick in the walkway to celebrate, honor, or remember their families. The Garden Walkway Project is a wonderful way to leave a lasting memory of your family in Plymouth where the Mayflower Pilgrim ancestors established Plymouth Colony, resulting in bringing self-governance to this country. Your commemorative brick will grace our walkway in the heart of America’s Hometown for years to come.
Inscribed bricks are available for a donation of $150 per brick. The 4" x 8" laser-engraved red bricks can hold three lines of text, with a maximum of 20 characters in each line. Your order, which is considered a donation, is tax deductible.
The Society accepts orders year-round and bricks are generally placed in the Garden Walkway twice per year – once in the spring and once in the fall. The deadline for submitting donations for the spring installation is March 15, 2021.
Please note: The center Octagon in the Garden Walkway has just been completed with inscribed bricks! Thank you all for your support! A new location to honor Officers past and present will be announced soon!
Brick orders can be made only by mail at this time.
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Already donated a brick?
Finding it in our garden is easy! Click here to login to the Member’s Only section and see a map and chart of our inscribed bricks >>
Won’t be traveling anytime soon?
Our staff would be more than happy to send you a photo once installed, just get in touch!
For questions about the Garden Walkway project, to request an order form be mailed to you, or to request a photograph of your brick, please contact Kathy Liolios in our Development Office at 508.746.3188 ext 25 or by emailing her at email@example.com.