Having undertaken, for the glory of God, and advancement of the Christian faith, and honor of our King and Country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the northern parts of Virginia, do by these presents solemnly and mutually, in the presence of God, and one of another, covenant and combine ourselves together… – William Bradford

The Pilgrims

They were known by many names: Separatists, Brownists, Pilgrims.

For 400 years we have honored their sacrifice, praised their determination and hard work, and marveled at their miraculous story.

Who were they and why did they choose to face death by coming to the new world?

Impact of the Pilgrims

The Pilgrim’s beliefs on government and religion influenced the Puritans, all of New England and the new nation.

Their stories were studied by school children for over 300 years.  Their principles set the standard of success for a colony, a nation and hemisphere.  Eventually all Western civilization embraced concepts pioneered by the Pilgrims.


In December of 1620 a single ship dropped anchor in Plymouth harbor and a small group rowed to shore and stepped out of their skiff onto a large rock.  The Pilgrim’s determination, rooted in their faith, saw them through countless trials and struggles.  Their success in Plymouth inspired a mass migration that eventually resulted in the colonization of America.  Plymouth’s history is memorialized in its many monuments.

June 28th - July 2nd, 2020

The Event

June 28 - July 2, 2020

The American Pilgrimage Celebration is the most significant series of events commemorating the Pilgrims landing of 1620.   Join us as we remember its significance, experience the history and recognize the impact of the Pilgrims.  With concerts, multi-media events, addresses and tours, this is the must-attend event of 2020!  The schedule is being updated and expanded regularly – check back often and mark your calendar!

Shepherd of America

Pastor John Robinson is known as the Shepherd of America.  He was the pastor of the pilgrim church, he was a model of Christian character, and is the link between the theology of the Reformation and the Pilgrims. His impact on their lives, and through them on our nation, is impossible to overestimate. In conjunction with the American Pilgrimage 400, Plymouth Rock is commissioning a statue of this man of faith.

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The opportunity is unprecedented.  With estimates of over 4,000,000 visitors to Plymouth and millions more online, the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrim’s landing has the opportunity to reach a massive audience and literally change the culture. Help us be the source of the true information about this significant anniversary.  Our impact is only limited by our resources.  Contribute and you will help make an impact on our nation and the world.

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This liberty bell float in America's Hometown Thanksgiving Parade honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and reminds us that "all men are created equal." #plymrock #plymouth #americashometown #thanksgiving #plymouthparade #plymouthparade2018 #libertybell #martinlutherkingjr #ihaveadream
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Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Join us in honoring the Pilgrims by following the tradition they set: food, fun, and sports, since 1621!
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Don't forget to join us for our annual Thanksgiving Day re-enactment of the Pilgrims’ procession to church in 1621. The Pilgrim Progress steps off at 10 am from the Mayflower Society… https://t.co/KCEoEX6Nx6
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Here's the 26th Yankee Division, a group of reenactors dedicated to preserving the history of US soldiers in WW2.
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