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Plymouth Plantation Living Museum Day Trip from Boston
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Now surrounded by protective pillars, this unimposing rock was allegedly the first piece of land touched by the Pilgrims in the New World.
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  • Very good26%
  • Average39%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“mayflower ii” (129 reviews)
Plymouth, MA
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It isn't much to look at to be honest but because it has a columned building over the top it seems more impressive. What you do get though is a sense of history, and because of this it is worth a visit.

Thank Jeannie2207
Reviewed yesterday

Well preserved and surrounded by high walls to protect, this is only a portion of the original rock. Free to see, open at all times. Located by the harbor. Great for families.

Thank marylou72
Reviewed 4 days ago

We drove to Plymouth on a recent road trip through New England and glad we made a point to stop. Talk about history where it began. A little surprised on the size of the rock but still enjoyed the history about it and the souls...More

Thank diannemendat
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very educational. It marks where a group of brave souls were willing to give everything for freedom.

Thank khugs16
Reviewed 6 days ago

We drove to Plymouth on a recent trip through New England, just to see "the Rock"! It was fun to debate whether the story is true or not as we drove there. To view the rock took about 5 minutes. Frankly speaking it's a rock...More

Thank John & Linda B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I know the historical importance of this place, but I wouldn't go out of my way to see it. Nice view from the park nearby.

Thank Elaine R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, it is anti-climatic when you see this iconic piece of American history. With the Mayflower II away for repairs, Plymouth was already falling a bit short of the mark. However, I asked the park ranger if he was willing to give the "rock talk"...More

Thank wendy S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Like most reviews state, it's just a rock. But it's still neat to see and if you're in town, you might as well stop by. If you don't have time to stop by, well you're not missing a ton.

Thank Brendan M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in town for the Mayflower Society meeting, staying nearby. Took time to walk to Plymouth Rock just a short distance away from the Mayflower House. Hadn't been here for years. Guess I just remembered it being bigger. The surrounding cupola is nice but...More

Thank james628
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have to go and look, don't you.......at least it's free! The funniest thing is that the rock has been broken - twice!

Thank Pauline M
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Jimmy A
10 June 2016|
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Response from Smadms | Reviewed this property |
Not cranky at all... Its a rock placed there as a tourist trap.. to take selfies with... If I were you I'd skip on over to Surfside Smokehouse in the marina on Union St, Grab some BBQ and a cocktail out on the deck and... More
Mahin H
11 November 2015|
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Response from momLofteens | Reviewed this property |
12 dollars for adults, 8 dollars for kids just for Mayflower II, I'd recommend a combo ticket if you also planning on a Plymouth Plantation visit combo tickets ate $30 for adults and $20 for kids at both sites kids under 4... More
6 April 2015|
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Response from Irwin A | Reviewed this property |
It's best to visit while the Park Ranger is there to provide some of the background and answer questions about the Pilgrims' landing, the rock, etc. I'm not sure of the Ranger's hours, but you might find out from the... More