Plymouth, Massachusetts


Things to do in Plymouth!!

Historic Plymouth Rock in the heart of Plymouth

Plimouth Plantation

Captain John Boats deep sea fishing, whale watching, Plymouth to Provincetown and back cruises and much more

Pirate Cruiser food, music, great fun

Plymouth Rock Trolley 
51 Liberty Street
Plymouth, MA 02360

One can take advantage of the guided and narrated tours that are offered, or charter tours, to explore historic Plymouth in comfort and style aboard this appealing trolley style bus.




From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Town of Plymouth

Town Square in 1910

Nickname: America's Hometown

Location in Plymouth County in Massachusetts

Coordinates: 41°57′30″N 70°40′04″W / 41.95833, -70.66778


United States







Incorporated (town)


Government [1]

 - Type

Representative town meeting

 - Town

Mark Sylvia


 - Total

134.0 sq mi (347.0 kmē)

 - Land

96.5 sq mi (249.8 kmē)

 - Water

37.5 sq mi (97.2 kmē)

Elevation [2]

187 ft (57 m)

Population (2000)[3]

 - Total


 - Density

536.0/sq mi (207.0/kmē)

Time zone

Eastern (UTC-5)

 - Summer (DST)

Eastern (UTC-4)

ZIP Codes


Area code(s)

508 / 774

FIPS code


GNIS feature ID



Plymouth (historically known as Plimouth and Plimoth) is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States. It is the largest municipality in Massachusetts by area. The population was 51,701 at the 2000 census. Plymouth is one of two county seats of Plymouth County, the other being Brockton. It is named after Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom, which is, in turn, named for the mouth of the river Plym.

Plymouth is best known for being the landing site of the Mayflower and the Pilgrims. Founded in 1620, Plymouth is the oldest municipality in New England and one of the oldest in the United States. It also is the second permanent English settlement in the modern United States, preceded by Jamestown. The town has served as the location of several prominent events, the most notable being the First Thanksgiving feast. Plymouth served as the capital of Plymouth Colony from its founding in 1620 until the colony's dissolution in 1691.

Plymouth is located approximately 40 miles (63.4 kilometers) south of Boston in a region of Massachusetts known as the South Shore. Throughout the 19th century, the town thrived as a center of ropemaking, fishing, and shipping, and once held the world's largest ropemaking company, the Plymouth Cordage Company. While it continues to be an active port, today the major industry of Plymouth is tourism.[10] Plymouth is served by Plymouth Municipal Airport, and contains Pilgrim Hall Museum, the oldest continually operating museum in the United States.

Plymouth has held a unique role in American history. As one of the country's first settlements, it is well-known in the United States for its historical value. The events surrounding the history of Plymouth have become part of the mythology of the United States, particularly those relating to Plymouth Rock, the Pilgrims and the First Thanksgiving.

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