Plymouth calls itself 'America's Home Town.' It was here that the Pilgrims first settled in the winter of 1620, seeking a place where they could practice their religion as they wished, without interference from government. An innocuous, weathered ball of granite – the famous Plymouth Rock – marks the spot where they supposedly first stepped ashore in this foreign land, and many museums and historic houses in the surrounding streets recall their struggles, sacrifices and triumphs.
Plymouth destination guides
Plimoth Plantation Living Museum Day Trip from Boston
Journey back in time and see how life was for the Pilgrims and Wampanoag American Indians in the 1600s on this day tour to the Plimoth Plantation, a living museum south of Boston in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Interact with costumed actors who reenact the Pilgrims' daily tasks in the English colony and check out a Wampanoag home site that has been recreated alongside the colony.
Burial Hill Ghost Tour by Candle-Lit Lantern in Plymouth
Learn about chilling local legends and fascinating tales from Plymouth's lengthy history on this lantern-lit night walking tour. Visit Burial Hill, where several pilgrims are laid to rest. Hear about Plymouth's most famous shipwreck, and see where American Indian Chief Metacomet's decapitated head was mounted for 20 years.