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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. A visit to Plymouth Rock represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Plymouth travel itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • This rock is a vital part of US history, and the little enclosure sets this off from just any other rock. Stop for five minutes, get your picture and be able to say you saw the rock that the Pilgrims ...  more »
  • I found it very interesting to see this rock and to hear about the story around it. The rock itself has nothing specific and it's definitely smaller than expected. But if you're in the area, it's good...  more »
  • The Plymouth Rock is easy to get to and not hard to see it from different angles. Smaller than I thought. Nice view of the ocean behind it.  more »
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  • Bigger than I thought, smaller than what most would expect... History always amazes me. A beautiful town I hope to visit again. Surprised there wasn't a landmark sign though.
  • Smaller than you expect. You view it from the walkway above. It's protected.
  • You're not there to look at a rock, you're there to embrace history. If you're into that you'll love the experience and all the things around, if you're looking for Disney go there. This is a personal experience place.
  • After learning history in grade school in the 60's no internet and visiting the rock in 1984 what a disappointment beautiful pavilion and little stinking rock. This photo is kinda what I expected.
  • It's a rock with the number 1620 carved into it. Experts believe this is the location that the Pilgrims entered North America, but they can't be sure it's the exact spot. It does provide a place of honor to our forefathers for their grit and resolve to make this place their new home. The rock is surrounded by a granite memorial and visitors stand above the rock to look down at it on the sand. You cannot touch the rock.