We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Plymouth Rock

Open today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Book In Advance
All photos (770)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good26%
  • Average38%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“park ranger”(67 reviews)
“mayflower ii”(138 reviews)
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
Open Now
Hours Today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
See all hours
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Plymouth, MA
+1 508-747-5360
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Plymouth Rock
from $85.00
More Info
Reviews (2,092)
Filter reviews
2,016 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews park ranger piece of history mayflower ii american history worth the trip new england plimoth plantation symbol pilgrims chipped significance landing monument waterfront souvenir shore memorial
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 2,016 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on holiday with friends visiting Plymouth and we decided to go and see the Plymouth Rock. We were lucky because there was a park ranger there giving a live commentary of the history of the the rock. It was fascinating and very interesting....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank David N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is what it is. A historical landmark. A rock surrounded by a cement enclosure with railings. On a busy main street. Parking nearby. Free to view. I was born here and spent part of my childhood here. I grew up being able to see...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MJmglS
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I know that it's not 100% guaranteed that this is the rock and if it is it has gotten smaller over the years but it's really cool to think that it is!!! and if it is only a third of its original size than that...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 581colleenc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was a little disappointed at the size but I understand that over the years, it has been moved and it has gotten smaller as pieces have broken off

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Foodieman4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Travel is very much what you make of it. I want to suggest that Plymouth Rock is worth a visit but maybe not for the reasons one would expect. I can 100% verify that Plymouth Rock is an authentic rock. I’d like to believe that...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank husbandsmeetworld
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did get to see the rock since the place was empty. I am glad it was the off season because I wouldn't want to have to have worked my way through crowds to see it. Most of the shops and many of the restaurants...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Frank Y
Reviewed January 15, 2019

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
Thank lauralei777
Reviewed January 15, 2019

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
Thank Chris0007
Reviewed January 8, 2019 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 December 29, 2018 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
Thank Shutterbutter
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 10 nearby hotels
Hampton Inn & Suites Plymouth
948 reviews
.02 miles away
John Carver Inn & Spa
831 reviews
.28 miles away
Hotel 1620 Plymouth Harbor
421 reviews
.49 miles away
Best Western Plus Cold Spring
1,183 reviews
.91 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 227 nearby restaurants
Blue Blinds Bakery
284 reviews
.14 miles away
8 reviews
.19 miles away
Water Street Cafe
192 reviews
.18 miles away
T-Bones Roadhouse
223 reviews
.17 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 100 nearby attractions
Brewster Gardens
184 reviews
.14 miles away
Americana Theatre Company
59 reviews
.19 miles away
Plymouth Bay Winery
106 reviews
.22 miles away
Pilgrim Memorial State Park
135 reviews
.07 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
May 12, 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Andres72423 | Reviewed this property |
Too big to carry.
Lisa B
November 18, 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Demangate1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it was built in 1920 for the 300th Anniversary.