8. Plymouth Rock Landed on Brooklyn Heights

A piece of the famous Plymouth Rock resides in the cloister of the Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims on Orange Street in Brooklyn Heights. Henry Ward Beecher, the church’s pastor, was a staunch abolitionist, and helped make the church a stop on the Underground Railroad. Abraham Lincoln’s famous Cooper Union speech was originally slated to take place at Plymouth Church. And though the speech eventually took place across the river, Lincoln still attended services at the church. A statue of The Great Emancipator’s likeness can be seen from Orange Street. See a photo of the Plymouth Rock in Brooklyn Heights and discover where another piece of the rock resides in Brooklyn.