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Address: Plymouth, MA
Description: Now surrounded by protective pillars, this unimposing rock was allegedly...
Now surrounded by protective pillars, this unimposing rock was allegedly the first piece of land touched by the Pilgrims in the New World.
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History happened here

Yes, it is just a rock. But did you know it has quite the story to tell? It had been split in half, chipped, moved, and nearly covered up to build a harbor. It is worth checking... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Albany, New York, United States
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Albany, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Yes, it is just a rock. But did you know it has quite the story to tell? It had been split in half, chipped, moved, and nearly covered up to build a harbor. It is worth checking out if your an early American history fan.

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Vancouver, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

I guess it is part of history but not very impressive. It is just a small boulder. According to Leo, our walking tour guide from Jenny Museum, it used to be about 3 times the size it is now. Apparently, people chipped away at it for souvenirs over the years. You can get a better idea of what it used... More 

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WEST YORKS
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230 helpful votes 230 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This is part of American and British so you need to visit to get a sense of the traditions that surround the area. There is not a lot to see however this is a lovely town with great walks and a pleasant shore line.

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51 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I am so glad we stopped on our way to the Cape. It was extremely cool to see such an old piece of history.

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

The Plymouth Rock is a nice piece of history, but disappointing in size. It's a lot smaller than what people realize. Still, I think it's a must see for the history aspect of it.

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Middleton, Wisconsin
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I'm sorry as I know that this Rock is an important, significant part of our history. With that said, I just "don't get it"...I looked for that Rock everywhere as I guess I was looking for a mountain, because when the local waiter finally pointed, right in front of me, across the street, at this tiny little dark shadowed object,... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Plymouth Rock is quite a bit smaller than I expected. However, I am also aware that it is only about 1/3 the size that it was in 1620. A piece is in the Smithsonian, tourists had chipped off souvenirs, and the rock broke in half when trying to move it. It is about 150 yards from the Mayflower II exhibit.... More 

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Ellington, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

It is helpful to see where the pilgrims landed and realize that it was mainly a small rock (so in that respect it was a bit disappointing). However the history connected with it and to see the location is helpful in understanding more about the beginnings of this country. Good for families with grade school children.

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Patchogue, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Decided to go to Plymouth Rock as a sidebar to our original plan of going to Martha's Vineyard, it was definitely a great choice. while not too many people might choose to visit here on a vacation, for us, it was an awesome experience. We all learned about Plymouth and the Pilgrims growing up in elementary school, it was part... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

So, if you go into the Meisels nd walk around the broad walk I guess you can spend an hour there. It is indeed. Nice place to stop by at but not during the winter. We were there for about 15 minutes. Took some photos and went back to the car. Easy and quick

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