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Plymouth in Plymouth County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

America’s Hometown at the Heart of Plymouth County

Welcome to Plymouth, Massachusetts

 
 
America’s Hometown at the Heart of Plymouth County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2017
1. America’s Hometown at the Heart of Plymouth County Marker
Inscription.
Plymouth, “America’s Hometown” is the site of the first permanent settlement of English Colonists in New England. Climb aboard Mayflower II, a recreation of the ship that sailed the Pilgrims to the new world . . . and learn of their 66-day voyage. Plymouth Rock . . . the legendary landing place of the Pilgrims is nestled within the shadow cast by the mast of the Mayflower II. Visit Plimouth Plantation . . . chat with men and women who portray actual residents of the early settlement as they present a view of 17th-century life. Explore the Wampanoag Homesite and learn the story of one Wampanoag man Hobbamock, as well as the culture and history of those who lived on this land for hundreds of generations. At America’s oldest public museum, Pilgrim Hall . . . view Pilgrim artifacts brought on the Mayflower. Tour our Historic Homes . . . the 1640 Sparrow House . . . the 1653 Alden House . . . the 1667 Howland House . . . the 1677 Harlow Old Fort House . . . the 1754 Mayflower Society House . . . the 1809 Hedge House and the reconstructed Jenney Grist Mill. Enjoy one of many narrated tours be it on the water, walking or riding. Peruse the quaint shops along Main Street and the Village Marketplace. Take a Whale Watch, a narrated Cruise of Plymouth Harbor or go Deep Sea Fishing. Enjoy water fun and
America’s Hometown at the Heart of Plymouth County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2017
2. America’s Hometown at the Heart of Plymouth County Marker
outdoor adventures on sandy beaches and the hundreds of ponds and lakes that abound in the sea. State forests, conservation areas and parks offer the perfect setting for hiking, biking and picnicking. Be sure to explore our award-winning golf courses. Visit the many galleries and art centers that feature local artists. Enjoy all Plymouth County has to offer . . . here Where History is Just the Beginning!

America’s Hometown is charm, A town square, a village green, And all around them, growth . . . Progress without disturbing the past. Heritage is carefully preserved, But Plymouth is more than history . . . A Hometown with pride And beauty and opportunity.

 
Location. 41° 57.566′ N, 70° 39.76′ W. Marker is in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in Plymouth County. Marker is on Water Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Plymouth MA 02360, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Welcome to Pilgrim Memorial State Park (here, next to this marker); Pilgrim Memorial State Park (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); America's Hometown (about 500 feet away); Massasoit (about 500 feet away);
English Village at Plimouth Plantation image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2017
3. English Village at Plimouth Plantation
James Cole (about 600 feet away); Plymouth Rock (about 600 feet away); National Day of Mourning (about 600 feet away); First Burying Ground of Mayflower Passengers (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plymouth.
 
More about this marker. The right side of the marker contains a map of the Plymouth area with points of interest indicated.
A photo of Pilgrim Hall appears at the top of the marker with the caption “Pilgrim Hall, built in 1824, is a gallery museum in the center of historic Plymouth. The nation’s oldest continuously-operating public museum, Pilgrim Hall houses an unmatched collection of Pilgrim possessions.”
Below this is a photo of Mayflower II and the caption “Mayflower II is a replica of the 17th-century ship Mayflower that is best-known for having transported the Pilgrims to the New World. On April 20, 1957, the maiden voyage was recreated as Mayflower II sailed across the Atlantic Ocean. Visit Mayflower II today and learn about original voyage of the Mayflower, the perils of maritime travel, and the tools of 17th-century navigation.”
There is also a photo of the
Wampanoag Homesite image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2017
4. Wampanoag Homesite
Pilgrim Monument with a caption of “The National Monument to the Forefathers is an 11-acre park managed by Pilgrim Memorial State Park. Located a short walk from the waterfront, it is home to an impressive 81-foot, granite monument that memorializes a Victorian era interpretation of what motivated the Pilgrims to leave England and start their own colony. The park is open from April through November and is worth a visit.”
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
National Monument to the Forefathers image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2017
5. National Monument to the Forefathers
Plymouth Rock image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2017
6. Plymouth Rock
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 27, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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