Plymouth Rock

Plymouth Rock

You simply must stop at Plymouth Rock when you are in the area, this iconic rock marking the traditional site of disembarkation of William Bradford and the Mayflower Pilgrims who founded Plymouth Colony in 1620, a commemorative marker of our nation's birth. The waterfront monument showcasing this storied rock is located on the Pilgrim Memorial State Park harbor, providing guests with a 'tangible monument to freedom'.

The rock itself is considered to be a simple glacial erratic boulder, with the date 1620 engraved into it. The rock wasn't discovered until 1741, nearly 121 years after the Mayflower, though a church elder during the time, Thomas Faunce, swears this was the first stepping stone into the New World.