Pilgrim Memorial State Park

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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 Native Americans who lived in the area for thousands of years.

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, she is currently undergoing restoration at Mystic Seaport in Mystic Connecticut, and is expected to return in spring of 2019.