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Address: Plymouth, MA
Phone Number: 5087477533
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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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Mired in Mystery ;;; Was this the real Plymouth Rock where the Pilgrims stepped off the Mayflower to the New World? Living in Plymouth I am always fascinated by visitors who take... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you want to see a small rock down in a hole go to it. This is a tourist trap, Not worth the parking fee to explore.

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Mired in Mystery ;;; Was this the real Plymouth Rock where the Pilgrims stepped off the Mayflower to the New World? Living in Plymouth I am always fascinated by visitors who take a 20 minute video of a ROCK?

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Thank Bobby A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being a history buff, I was totally awe struck to see Plymouth rock. There's nothing "touristy " about the spot, just a simple historical marker, but seeing it brought tears to my eyes. My grown son loved it too. A must see when in the area.

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Houston, Texas
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's pretty anti-climatic so don't expect to see something that will wow you. And after reading about the rock on various sites, I'm beginning to think the rock is more of a legend than history. I hate to say, don't make a special trip out to Plymouth for it cause it is "history" and I'm sure the town of Plymouth... More 

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being a Plymouth resident and having observed many tourists in our town, I can say the rock itself is usually a disappointment to people, as it is much smaller than people expect. However, it is a must see in terms of tourist sights and historical locations. (side note...it isn't the original site of the rock). The waterfront and downtown areas... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I suppose it adds to the sense of the historical significance of Plymouth when you visit. But the rock itself.....well there is no evidence the pilgrimags landed there or actually stepped on it. Just a nice story.

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Thank Ep F
New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rock is not that big or exciting, but the waterfront here is a nice place to visit and walk around. The view is pretty. Only a few blocks from Main Street which has plenty of stuff to do.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A Must see when in Plymouth. ..don't expect a huge to do with this one ...no big whooping fanfare but it's a rock and a famous one ....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its nice to feel the history while standing there and its nice they built this monument around the rock but it just wasn't exactly what I expected. A bit anti-climatic. A simple stop along the harbor.

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Adams, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a small rock, do not get excited or you'll be disappointed. I wouldn't go out of my way for it.

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