The smallest park in the Massachusetts state forest and park system, Pilgrim Memorial is also the most heavily visited. Nearly one million people a year come from all over the world to visit the town where in 1620, English colonists first made a home in New England, and to see Plymouth Rock, where according to tradition, the passengers of the Mayflower first set foot in their new home. This simple glacial 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 permanent colony in New England.
A landscaped waterfront park provides scenic views of Plymouth Harbor. Mayflower II, a replica of the ship that brought the Pilgrims, is anchored at the Park.
Forefathers' Monument Allerton Street, Plymouth
This 11 acre site is a feature of 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.