Plymouth Rock is located in Pilgrim Memorial State Park at 79 Water Street, Plymouth, Massachusetts. Plymouth Rock is a glacial erratic boulder on Plymouth Harbor's shore. Plymouth is the town where European immigrants first made their home in New England in 1620.
Also anchored at Pilgrim Memorial State Park is the Mayflower II, a replica of the ship that brought the first Pilgrims to the United States. The park is one of the most visited in the Massachusetts state parks system, with almost a million people visiting annually as of 2014. Plymouth Rock is considered to be a symbol of the faith and courage of the founders of the first New England colony.