When the Mayflower Pilgrims who founded Plymouth Colony in 1620 arrived, they gave thanks after their arduous journey. Today, the rock can be seen by the public in Plymouth harbor. The town is small enough to see in the day, having a great deal of seafood restaurants and antique stores. I also recommend that you walk on the long breakwater in the harbor and look at the town. It is truly astonishing, then, to walk through Burial Hill cemetery and look at the sea. The view also is stunning. The sketch was from the harbor, where the rock is.