What to Know When you Visit Plymouth Rock


When you take a 7 day road trip that covers 11 states and 2600 miles, you occasionally have to hit the high points of an area without really staying to see it all. That’s what we did when we visited Plymouth Rock. Though history is unclear as to whether the Pilgrims actually stepped foot on this exact rock, we knew there was no way we were going to be touring the Boston area without at least seeing the famed Plymouth Rock!

What to know when you visit Plymouth Rock

What to Know When you Visit Plymouth Rock

The famous Plymouth Rock is located in Pilgrim Memorial State Park on the shore of Plymouth Harbor. Plymouth Rock is estimated to be only about 1/3 to 1/2 of its original size. History reports that the top half has been dragged around town, broken, and chipped away at by 18th and 19th century souvenir hunters.

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It wasn’t till the mid 1800’s that the date of 1620 was inscribed on the top part of the rock that is now safely on display.
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Luke was ready with several questions for the Park Ranger who had lots of answers about the area as well as the history of the Rock.
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About Pilgrim Memorial State Park:   A landscaped waterfront park provides scenic views of Plymouth Harbor. The Mayflower II, a replica of the ship that brought the first Pilgrims to Massachusetts, is anchored at the park.
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Isn’t this a gorgeous area? We may have only been there a few hours, but this visit to Plymouth Rock was a not-to-be-missed part of our trip!

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79 Water Street
Plymouth, MA 02360
Phone: 508-747-5360

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