Plymouth Essential Info


Plymouth, "America's Home Town", is in Massachusetts on the South Shore. Plymouth includes the villages of Cedarville, Manomet, North Plymouth and West Plymouth. It has the largest area of any town in Massachusetts -- about 100 mi² (259 km²). As the landing place of the Mayflower and its Pilgrims arriving from England in 1620, it was among the earliest settlements of Europeans in North America. Half the original colonists died during the first winter. A picturesque harbor is the backdrop for a trip into colonial history. In winter you'll want to dress warmly.

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  1. The Pilgrim National Wax Museum in Plymouth is the only wax museum devoted entirely to the Pilgrim's story.
  2. Plymouth holds a place of great prominence in American history, folklore and culture, and is known as "America's Hometown."
  3. Plymouth is home to the Old Colony Club, one of the oldest Gentlemen's clubs in the world.
  4. The only nuclear power plant in Massachusetts, Pilgrim Nuclear Generating Station, is located in Plymouth.
  5. Americans commonly trace the Thanksgiving holiday to a 1621 celebration at the Plymouth Plantation, where the settlers held a harvest feast after a successful growing season.

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