founded by the Pilgrims at Plymouth, Massachusetts, in
December, 1620. Many of the 102 passengers who sailed from
England aboard the Mayflower died. The survivors formed the
Plymouth Colony. They faced great hardship but made friends
with neighboring Native Americans. Among the leaders of the
Plymouth Colony were William Bradford, John Carver, William
Brewster, and Miles Standish.
Known As: Plimouth
Plymouth was the first English colony in America.
Colonization soon spread along the coast and westward. Track
the spread of colonies here.
Modern Plymouth has many glimpses of the past. Check out the
museums and other remnants of the original Plymouth
on the Web:
Plymouth's own home page tells the story of its past.
Take a virtual tour of historic Plymouth (or, as they call
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