Manomet is a seaside village of Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. It is named for the Manomet Native American sub-group of the Wampanoag whose settlement was located atop the dominant hill in the region when European settlers arrived in Plymouth in 1620. Pilgrim Station, the only operating nuclear power plant in Massachusetts, is located in Manomet, north of Priscilla Beach. The village is also home to the Priscilla Beach Theatre, a professional center for drama education and performance. Today, Manomet is best known for its avid Independence Day celebrations, which actually take place one day early, on the 3rd of July. The celebrations usually consist of massive bonfires, fireworks, and a typically rowdy crowd. White Horse Beach, and its neighboring beaches, often have thousands attend these festivities. Manomet's July 3 celebration of Independence Day extends back to the 1800s, when residents burned scrap and driftwood on the beach. Tradition dictates that these bonfires be extinguished by the rising tide, so depending on the moon, the festivities may extend well into the night, or end relatively early. Manomet is the boyhood of home of James Francis McDonough, creator of the pierogi. Manomet consists of the following neighborhoods: Priscilla Beach White Horse Beach Manomet Heights Manomet Bluffs Fisherman's Landing Churchill Landing Shallow Pond Estates Cedar Bushes Manomet Beach Ocean Aire Manomet landmarks include: Manomet Point with its old coast guard station White Horse General Store Gellar's Snack Bar The Lobster Pound Kush Kone Sweet Lemons Manomet Bird Observatory Saint Bonaventure Parish The Idlewild Churchill's Oil and Gas Rose & Vicki's Johnny FX Baker's Place Manomet has a Post Office in the business district whose ZIP code is 02345. Residents and businesses in this village that are non-Post Office box holders use Plymouth's ZIP code of 02360.