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Pilgrim Memorial State Park

Water St, Plymouth, Massachusetts 02360 USA

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“See where the Europeans made their first home in America!”

Pilgrim Memorial State Park is one of the most heavily visited parks in the state parks system. Nearly one million people a year come from all over the world to visit the town where in 1620 Europeans first made a home in New England and to see Plymouth Rock. This simple glacial erratic boulder on the shore of Plymouth Harbor has become a world famous symbol of the courage and faith of the men and women who founded the first New England colony. A landscaped waterfront park provides scenic views of Plymouth Harbor. The Mayflower II, a replica of the ship that brought the first Pilgrims to Massachusetts, is anchored at the park.  Forefathers' Monument (Allterton Street, Plymouth) is an 11-acre site featured in Pilgrim Memorial State Park.  It is home to an impressive 81 foot, granite monument that memorializes a Victorian era interpretation of the pursuits that motivated the Pilgrims to leave England and start their own colony. Open April through November.

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Lesli Peterson

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July 06, 2022
Rated 5.0

Housed in a designated viewing area on the Plymouth waterfront, Plymouth Rock is undoubtedly one of the United States landmarks you learn about as a child, but never get around to seeing in person. It’s also a natural first stop on any historical itinerary of the Plymouth area.

Marking the spot where the Mayflower landed in the 17th century, the rock itself may seem smaller than expected; it won’t be the boulder you imagined, but a much smaller stone that can be viewed by looking down into a protected display.

You'll find Plymouth Rock at Pilgrim Memorial State Park, along with the Mayflower II, a replica of the pilgrims’ famous vessel.

A visit here is truly one of the best things to do in Plymouth MA!

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June 07, 2016
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Terrible! Tourist trap at its finest. Nothing really to see. Don't worry about stopping. It's not worth your time

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Pilgrim Memorial State Park

Water St
Plymouth, Massachusetts
02360 USA

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