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“Interesting”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Plymouth Rock

Plymouth Rock
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$625.20*
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Private Day Trip From Boston to Plimoth Plantation
Ranked #7 of 68 things to do in Plymouth
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Owner description: Now surrounded by protective pillars, this unimposing rock was allegedly the first piece of land touched by the Pilgrims in the New World.
Nantucket, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
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“Interesting”
Reviewed February 26, 2014

We actually visited the Plymouth Rock off season, It was nice to finally see the rock in person and read the history of it. Im glad we didn't make a special trip just to see it, But it is nice to stop by if you're in the area.

Visited February 2014
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Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Yep it's a rock.”
Reviewed February 23, 2014

So much history, but it's just a rock in a fenced area....I guess I hoped for more but it is a beautiful monument.

Visited October 2013
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Forestdale, Rhode Island
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“Historic”
Reviewed February 23, 2014

It was amazing to see where the pilgrims landed almost 400 years ago. You can see where the rock broke before, but still just a nice place to visit.

Visited February 2014
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Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“A historical experience”
Reviewed February 22, 2014

A quick walk down the street from the Mayflower, you'll find THE ROCK. It is what it is. It's a rock with a stamp date on it of 1620. It's something nice to say that you've seen it but other than that it's a quick visit unless you peruse throughout the historic town.

Visited May 2013
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Scotia, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Symbol of quest for freedom...”
Reviewed February 21, 2014

I'm a descendant of two brothers, who in 1692, journeyed from Birmingham, England to the New World, arriving at Plymouth. I see the rock as a symbol of their quest for freedom.

Interestingly also that these two brothers last name was Hanks...yes...one who ended up in Virginia whose descendants produced the mother of Abraham Lincoln, Nancy Hanks and also later, Mitt Romney.
The other brother traveled west and his descendants include the actors, Tom Hanks, George Clooney and Brad Pitt. Others included Meryl Streep.

Unless one is directly descended from a bull-blooded American Indian, our forebears were all immigrants at one time or another. All who came to America were seeking freedoms - some religious, some for freedom of speech, some who had experienced politica purges, escaping famines,etc. The rock demonstrates something hard and fast for their feet to touch after the grueling voyages they had getting here.

Plymouth today is very proud of it's Plymouth Colony (a/k/a Plimouth) which is a national historic site and well worth visiting. It portrays.life as it was for these early settlers.

Visited June 2013
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