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Plymouth Rock

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Located in Pilgrim Memorial State Park on the shore of Plymouth Harbor, this simple glacial erratic boulder has become a world-famous symbol representing something different to each person who looks at it. Although no historical evidence exists to...more
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Plymouth, MA
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Sorry to say, but even though it is enclosed in a beautiful way.....it is a rock. Just a rock. Nice to say we saw it, but not exciting. Should have redone The Wax Museum instead of making condos on the hill across the street. That...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very tourist looking rock! I've been twice to Plymouth over the years - I guess to some it means a lot and I guess you have to see it.....and then walk by!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When visiting Plymouth how can a tourist not visit the original American stepping stone. Lots of parking although at night we didn’t really see everything. Definitely coming back during the summer and daylight !!!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BrentF23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s very small and looks like it’s in a cage. My daughter joked that the real one was stolen so they got this one and put it behind bars.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a rock! That is pretty much all I can say! It might not even be the original place that the Mayflower landed. However, the view is beautiful if you go on a nice day and Plymouth is absolutely lovely.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

No records that this is the real thing, but I guess that the purpose is to show the point of landing. The park rangers keeping an eye on it are the most informative !

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Plymouth Rock is now protected which is a good thing. The rock has decreased in size over the years due to natural causes and human abuse. Across the street are some statues and plagues telling the story of the first settlers. There is also a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank charlesl409
Reviewed December 10, 2018

All religions and cultures rely on myth to tell their stories. You will be disappointed when you see the rock if you are expecting some grandiose landing for the Pilgrims. This is not where they disembarked from the Mayflower but rather a piece of a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Gran1946
Reviewed December 6, 2018

Plymouth Rock is not as impressive or romantic as what anyone imagines. But it is history and for this reason a must to visit. Over the years the rock has diminished in size for various reasons - which you can read online. I don't like...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank historyfanatic99
Reviewed December 4, 2018

I do have to agree with both sides of these reviews. It is just a rock, but the historical significance is worth the visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
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May 12, 2018|
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Response from Andres72423 | Reviewed this property |
Too big to carry.
Lisa B
November 18, 2017|
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Response from Demangate1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it was built in 1920 for the 300th Anniversary.