Plymouth, Massachusetts

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, but Plimoth Plantation provides a more informative and accurate account of their experiences. Many other museums and historic houses in the surrounding streets recall their struggles, sacrifices and triumphs.