I got lost also here, unbelievable, I got my train from Boston to Plymouth and once there at the station there was not one single indication, or a bus stop, or something, or someone to ask for.
I walked for miles once again along the beach and finally arrived in the center of the town that definitely disappointed me as everything was obviously a fake reconstruction of Pilgrims houses and boats.
Prior to the arrival of the Pilgrims, the location of Plymouth was a village of 2,000 Wampanoag Native Americans called Patuxet.
In 1605, Samuel de Champlain sailed to Plymouth Harbor, in 1614, Captain John Smith explored parts of Cape Cod Bay. After these explorations, two plagues afflicted Plymouth in 1614 and 1617, likely transmitted from British and French fishermen.
It killed between 90 and 95% of the local Wampanoag inhabitants of and left their cornfields and other cleared areas for the soon-to-arrive Pilgrims to occupy.
Plymouth has played an important role in American colonial history. It was the final landing site of the first voyage of the Mayflower, and the location of the original settlement of the Colony: Anglicans and English separatists who had broken away from the Church of England, believing that the Church had not completed the work of the Protestant Reformation.
It is traditionally said that the Pilgrims first set foot in America at the site of Plymouth Rock, though no historical evidence can prove this claim.
The happy ending was that a good guy gave me a ride back to the train station in time; I have to say that is definitely hard visit the States without a car.
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