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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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Reviewed yesterday

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
Thank Nalalita
Reviewed yesterday 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 2 days ago

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 6 days ago

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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Thank DanaO_1961
Reviewed 1 week ago

Think of this as a modest shrine to dedicated and modest folk. It's a rock in a protective enclosure. The viewer stands about eight or so feet above it looking down to the rock at water level (see foundtrips pics). It represents about 70 years...More

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

Hey folks, what can I say? It's certainly a handsome rock. If there were some eyes I'm sure the little kids would love it.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank raw2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not even sure it was any sort of real rock as it related to the pilgrims and the Rock itself isn't very Eventful other htan to say you saw it. The Grist Mill and Mayflower are likely much more enjoyable, but at least it's...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kurt B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have to admit some disappointment in visiting Plymouth Rock. First off, it sits on the commercial waterfront of Plymouth making it difficult to catch the right mood. Second: the existing boulder is a remnant of the original rock, which may or may not have...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank slugo2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The historic significance of Plymouth cannot be overstated. See the harbor, Mayflower II and the Rock to experience some history. A great place for children.

Date of experience: September 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.