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Sad story, but great history

It's a wonderful historical site commemorating and remembering some of the battles in problems with... read more

Reviewed October 15, 2015
Bernardo F
New York City, New York
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History, Meditation Solitude and Hiking. What is not to Like.

This is an important historical site illustrating the sometimes brutal conflicts between the Native... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2015
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Jul 30, 2018
“Amazing historical spot”
Sep 23, 2017
“Beautiful hike BUT I didn’t feel alone ”
A modest-sized reservation with a momentous history, it was here in April of 1676 that King Philip's War hostage Mary White Rowlandson was returned was Indian captivity.
Route 140, Princeton, MA 01541
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Reviewed July 30, 2018

The significance of this place is not well known, even to long-time residents of this area. It was here that Mary Rowlandson was ransomed and freed by Native Americans on May 2, 1676, for goods worth about twenty pounds. Her capture was the result of...More

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Reviewed September 23, 2017 via mobile

Visited Great Wolf Lodge and passed Redemption Rock coming back from store. I figured it would be a nice stop and relaxing hike on my way back home. I went alone on the hike and while it was absolutely beautiful, I didn’t feel alone. While...More

Thank Tara H
Reviewed November 21, 2015

Clean, good trails for both hiking and trail riding (mountain bikes). There are multiple parking lots that provide easier access to the various venues including some of the better rock climbing in the area. Very close to route 2, serviced by routes 31 and 140...More

Thank John H
Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

It's a wonderful historical site commemorating and remembering some of the battles in problems with Native Americans for the colonists. Is a wonderful serene spot and beautiful as well if you're in the area shortly stopped for a little bit just to take it all...More

Thank Bernardo F
Reviewed August 13, 2015

A modest reservation that is packed with the ghosts of the colonists of the 1600's in Massachusetts. Not only a big rock off of Route 140 in Princeton but also a memorial to a group of people kidnapped by warriors during the King Phillip's war...More

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Reviewed August 5, 2015

This is an important historical site illustrating the sometimes brutal conflicts between the Native Americans and the early Colonists seeking to live on their land. The story of the attempted ransom and exchange of a kidnapped woman that took place at Redemption Rock is etched...More

Thank TommyBoy94
Reviewed April 21, 2015

This "rock" lends its name to the road I live on. It is more of a large boulder or stone 'shelf' (help me here, geologists). The sign says that hundreds of years ago the daughter of one of the local men of some influence was...More

Thank SDiCastro
Reviewed January 7, 2014

A great local landmark. After celebrating New Years with friends the group got together for breakfast then a hike to Redemption Rock and the trail. It was a cold but pleasurable hike.

Thank elainebovaird5
Reviewed June 15, 2012

Not much to see. Interesting history. Only requires a quick visit. Nice to check out if going by. Parking lot unpaved and muddy in spring.

Thank Arthur L
Reviewed June 11, 2012

A fun little jaunt through the woods. We all grew up with the story of Redemption Rock.

Thank Phillipstonian
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Evan W
July 11, 2018|
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Response from TheTrustees | Property representative |
Hello! Sorry you missed the parking, it's pretty easy to do! There is room for 3 cars to park on the right when you first enter the reservation. In case you need it, Redemption Rock has a property page on our website with... More