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Plymouth Rock, Plymouth

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Monument · Historic Site
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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  • We were in the area and decided to walk around and stumbled on this historical site. The weather was a bit cold but this historical site provided me the opportunity to teach my son a bit of Godly...  more »
  • This may just be a rock.. but it symbolizes so much of history. The neighboring grounds are beautiful. So worth the visit.  more »
  • Plymouth Rock is a great place to stay. The rock itself is small with a big concrete portico around it to protect it. Be sure to check out Captain Johns Whale Watching cruise! It leaves from Plymouth and we saw over 20 whales! Also Plymouth is a great home base to check out Cape Cod beaches. The lobster is tender and sweet. Be sure to order it!
  • I hadn't been to Plymouth rock since I was a child. It was so much fun. Ive sent pics around the world and people are amazed with the history! Also went the week before Labor day weekend which was a good move. Not too crowded since parking there is tough. Took loads of pics and had a great day.
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