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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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It's a rock

I know of the more recent history of this location; how people at one time used to take pieces off as souvenirs without thinking much about it. That being said, Plymouth Rock is... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

nice piece of history to see. Wish there was some explanation of why its configured the way it is.... We learned the reason on the whale watching boat. Apparently visitors were breaking part of the rock for souvenirs.

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Denver, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I know of the more recent history of this location; how people at one time used to take pieces off as souvenirs without thinking much about it. That being said, Plymouth Rock is far smaller than one might imagine. Not the giant boulder just off shore. The most grandiose part here is the pillared enclosure. It's worth stopping by but... More 

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Flemington, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

It is a shame that so many people took pieces of this rock that it is now a pebble surrounded by an iron fence.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Kind of underwhelming, still good to see. The history of the rock being chipped away and efforts to preserve it being rather counter-productive - still our history!

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Buffalo, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

If you've never seen it, stop and take a look. Once you have seen it, not worth stopping again. It's just a rock, sitting in sand that you look down on from a portico.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This free option is worth a quick look and the information provided by the park employees was good. There isn't much to see, but the area is pretty and we got some great pictures.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

All my life I had imagined Plymouth Rock to be this gigantic rock... was so let down by this tiny little thing enclosed below all the pillars. When my son saw it, he said 'that's it"?!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The title says it all. No way any Pilgrim stepped from the Mayflower onto this thing. And people are taking selfies with it. go visit the Mayflower instead it's in the same neighborhood.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

It is just a rock but it has quite a history. Definitely worth stopping here to check this out along with the whole area it is in. Come here a bit before sunset (after 7:00 or 7:30pm I believe the metered parking is open/free). There is lots of metered parking right along the shore. There is a beautiful little town... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Yes, this is THE Rock! A must see on a visit to Plymouth. It will likely be a brief stop, not a whole lot to see. On the harbor, next to Mayflower II.

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