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 boulder has become a world famous symbol. It symbolizes the courage of the men and women who founded the first New England colony as well as the contact of the European colonists and the Wampanoag People who lived in the area for thousands of years before the arrival of Europeans.
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 normally anchored at the park however; she is currently undergoing a two year, $12 million restoration, and is expected to return in 2020.
Park staff offer daily walking tours of the park from April through November at 11 am, 2 pm, and 4pm as well as rock talks throughout the day. For more information on interpretive programming call (508) 208-0675 or visit our online calendar.