We saw our first sign for Cape Cod on the way to Plymouth
Plymouth was the site of the colony founded in 1620 by the Pilgrims, passengers of the famous ship the Mayflower.
The cafe was a block from the bay, here’s the street we walked down (you can see the water at the end):
Okay, on to the rock!!
The rock is the “site of disembarkation of William Bradford and the Mayflower Pilgrims who founded Plymouth Colony in 1620.”
The portico covering the rock was built in 1920.
Okay, this is funny. We just looked up the history of the rock itself and it really puts doubts into it. Here’s what someone wrote:
The first written reference to the Pilgrims landing on a rock is found 121 years after they landed. The Rock, or one traditionally identified as it, has long been memorialized on the shore of Plymouth Harbor in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Oh well, we still had to see it!
It looks like sand underneath it, but it’s not! We think it was concrete.
To see all of the pictures from Plymouth, visit this page on Flickr.