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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. Put Plymouth Rock into our Plymouth trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Plymouth.
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  • If you are reading this review, then you are preparing yourself for the size of the rock to be not ginormous. The history and symbolism of the rock makes up for its size. I tried to prepare my family ...  more »
  • You will probably feel underwhelmed by this rock, protected behind a fence and monument....but what it means for our history is what matters. Every 15 minutes the rangers give a talk. It's very intere...  more »
  • It is part of the story of the founding of Massachusetts as a colony, but it is a small monument with a local state guide to explain its importance and history. If it is on your way to the wharf area,...  more »
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  • It is a nice attraction that I would recommend visiting I'd you are in the Cape. Just be prepared to be underwhelmed by the small size of the rock itself. The guide who explained about the rock was informative and answered any questions about the rock. It is really just a rock for tourists, but the area around it is also worth checking out. Overall, it's recommended if you're in the Plymouth area.
  • I had Plymouth Rock back in 2016. I had two accidents during that time which neither was my fault. How there adjuster Brian was very rude. At that time it was a car that total my parked vehicle. The second time a truck hit the rental. I was charged $500.00 the rental company Enterprise reimburse Plymouth Rock. Liberty mutual which is the other insurer fault took full responsibility and I was never reimburse my $500.00. But yet they cancelled my insurance and couldn't say why they didn't want to renew the policy. I would like to be refunded.
  • The Rock is really just a rock that is now being preserved somewhat, but the area is beautiful. There are so many nice shops for clothes, and ice cream and restaurants all with a stunning water view. Really worth going. Loved it!
  • It's just a rock. There is an app you can download with a free audio tour of the area. Each point of interest is marked so that you can play the corresponding audio. We were really interested in checking out the Plymouth Plantation. It was the last day to do so, but it was also just too cold out. It would be nice to check that out one day. Woods Restaurant nearby was recommended for it's seafood.
  • I live here, so I'm biased. But I cannot accurately express with words how underwhelming this rock in a cage is. Because that's literally what it is. A rock. In a hole. In a cage. You can actually see the huge crack from where they dropped it off the truck when they moved it. I wish I were making that up. I included a picture to save you the trip.
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