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Plymouth Rock, Plymouth

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Plymouth Rock commemorates the location where Europeans first set foot onto what's now U.S. soil. Although historians disagree on whether the first pilgrims actually docked their ships on a large protruding rock in 1620, today there stands a simple boulder to commemorate the birthplace of the United States. You can view the boulder and the beautiful coastal views around the harbor, where a replica of the Mayflower II, the ship on which the pilgrims traveled across the Atlantic, resides. Take a look at our Plymouth trip planner to schedule your visit to Plymouth Rock and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Find out when there is going to be a ranger talk. Not sure when they happen. We encountered one at Noon Hearing full story on the rock so added to the experience. Had walked by it the night... 
    Find out when there is going to be a ranger talk. Not sure when they happen. We encountered one at Noon Hearing full story on the rock so added to the experience. Had walked by it the night...  more »
  • I'm a history buff and for me, this was incredibly cool to see in person. We were on our way from Cleveland to Portland, Maine, so this was just a quick little side trip for us--a place to stretch... 
    I'm a history buff and for me, this was incredibly cool to see in person. We were on our way from Cleveland to Portland, Maine, so this was just a quick little side trip for us--a place to stretch...  more »
  • This rock sits outside under a small shelter. You can’t go anywhere near it, which is a good thing. The main thing to do here is to stare at the rock. No explanation, no real protection. There is....  more
    This rock sits outside under a small shelter. You can’t go anywhere near it, which is a good thing. The main thing to do here is to stare at the rock. No explanation, no real protection. There is....  more »
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  • Must see. It's Plymouth Rock
  • "The pioneers used to ride these babies for miles"
  • A great place to see your elementary history textbook come to life. The rock is surrounded by a guard structure with park ranger on duty. No touching, but plenty close to enjoy it. While on premises, go across the street to the pilgrim grave and enjoy the view of the bay and replica Mayflower.
  • Most famous rock in the country. It's worth seeing. The entire Plymouth experience is 5 star. Can't wait to get back there. So much to do and see. Many shops and seafood is always great.
  • It’s just a rock with a gorgeous town build around it that’s so worth exploring, even if you only walk along the water. Brewster Gardens across the street is so beautiful to walk. Downtown is lively and welcoming! Plymouth is a town worth exploring with the rock being the excuse to go!

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