Driving America’s Story

Four hundred years ago, a ship called Mayflower carried 102 brave passengers from England to the New World. That voyage and the events that happened hereafter are cornerstone events of our Nation's earliest beginnings. The founding of Plymouth Colony-the oldest sustaining English colony in America-and the interaction between the English settlers and the Native Wampanoag are iconic moments that define America's story. In 2020, the world will join us in commemorating the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage and founding of Plymouth Colony, and now you can be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime event and drive America's story with your own Plymouth 400 License Plate. Proceeds from the Plymouth 400 license plate support the planning of the global events and programs that will honor this important American milestone and engage people across the globe in this American story-a National Legacy!

Specialty Plate Auction

Now’s your chance to secure a coveted LOW-NUMBERED LICENSE PLATE! Or perhaps you’re interested in Plymouth 400 License Plate number 1620 or 2020? Beginning April 19th, Massachusetts drivers will have the opportunity to secure a coveted low-numbered license plate while also supporting 400th anniversary of one of the most historically significant moments in American history. Numbers 1 through 99 of the Plymouth 400 License Plate will be open to the public for online bidding, plus ten additional plates representing historically significant dates; 1620, 1621, 1623, 1627, 1820, 1824, 1863, 1920, 1957, and 2020. Bidding will culminate on June 3rd at a live auction event at the New England Historic Genealogical Society Headquarters at 99 Newbury Street, Boston, beginning at 7PM.

Plymouth 400 License Plate

Ordering A Plate

Ordering a plate is easy! You can visit any full service Massachusetts RMV branch and order a plate in-person, or you can order online through the Massachusetts RMV site. There is a $40 fee for the plate, and $28 of that initial fee goes directly to Plymouth 400. Each time you renew your Plymouth 400 plate, the full $40 fee is donated to our organization. These plates are available only for Massachusetts registered passenger vehicles. Questions? Visit our License Plate FAQ page or contact Plymouth 400.