Pilgrim Memorial State Park, Plymouth

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Pilgrim Memorial State Park comprises two monuments in Plymouth, Massachusetts: Plymouth Rock and the National Monument to the Forefathers. Closely related to these memorials is the Myles Standish Monument State Reservation which can be seen across the Plymouth Bay in Duxbury, Massachusetts. Owned by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, these sites are managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.
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  • I'm a History teacher. I'm in Cape Cod how can I not stop by Plymouth Massachusetts and not see the Rock where the Pilgrims landed.  more »
  • The only good to say about this place is that you can easily drop of people if you have a bus (but no parking at all for them) and there is a large bathroom facility that was adequately clean. The gro...  more »
  • Pilgrim Memorial State Park is located just beside Plymouth Rock. It has sweeping views of Plymouth harbor and the Mayflower (when it is in port). It has seating and areas where children can play.  more »
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  • This is a nice public area. The Plymouth Rock has a cool building around it, and it's easily accessed. The waterfront area in general is quite nice, and easy to navigate. We loved wandering into the shops, checking out the rock and the public art display (6-foot lobsters!) and dining at a local seafood restaurant. This is a great area for families, as there are lots of shops mixed in with the public areas. We'll definitely be back to discover more in Plymouth!
  • There is a lot to see here so allow a few hours. The main museum takes a couple of hours to see and there are several other very worthwhile houses to see. Walk along the waterfront, see what he rock, walk up the steps above the rock to see several monuments and memorials, and eat lunch in a local restaurant while you are there.
  • Interesting, but certainly not quite what I expected, still it was worth the trip - (once!) The unpublished history is what I found most interesting.... how pieces of the rock were sawed off, and broken off by tourists and how the rock was broken in two when moved for a recruiting meeting, and cemented back together... all of the docents and National Park personnel were exceptionally well versed, interesting, interactive, and helpful... they made the experience terrific!
  • Takes like half a second to see this whole park. Don't make this exact spot a destination point, lots more to see around Plymouth. Definitely check out the Harbor, museums, and downtown. Just drive by this and you'll have seen it.
  • Really great place to lean more about our history. Park guides are very knowledgeable and you can tell they have a passion for what they do.

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