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Right from the highway

Cool little place unexpected right off the highway. Stop and read the history, take a trail hike or... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2018
Amazing historical spot

The significance of this place is not well known, even to long-time residents of this area. It was... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2018
Harvard, Massachusetts
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A modest-sized reservation with a momentous history, it was here in April of 1676 that King Philip's War hostage Mary White Rowlandson was returned was Indian captivity.
Route 140, Princeton, MA 01541
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Reviewed 23 October 2018

Cool little place unexpected right off the highway. Stop and read the history, take a trail hike or just climb up the rock and be with nature.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank NH-Enigma1989
Reviewed 31 July 2018

The significance of this place is not well known, even to long-time residents of this area. It was here that Mary Rowlandson was ransomed and freed by Native Americans on May 2, 1676, for goods worth about twenty pounds. Her capture was the result of...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank AliceRumphius
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Visited Great Wolf Lodge and passed Redemption Rock coming back from store. I figured it would be a nice stop and relaxing hike on my way back home. I went alone on the hike and while it was absolutely beautiful, I didn’t feel alone. While...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank 964tarah
Reviewed 22 November 2015

Clean, good trails for both hiking and trail riding (mountain bikes). There are multiple parking lots that provide easier access to the various venues including some of the better rock climbing in the area. Very close to route 2, serviced by routes 31 and 140...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank John H
Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

It's a wonderful historical site commemorating and remembering some of the battles in problems with Native Americans for the colonists. Is a wonderful serene spot and beautiful as well if you're in the area shortly stopped for a little bit just to take it all...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Bernardo F
Reviewed 14 August 2015

A modest reservation that is packed with the ghosts of the colonists of the 1600's in Massachusetts. Not only a big rock off of Route 140 in Princeton but also a memorial to a group of people kidnapped by warriors during the King Phillip's war...More

Date of experience: January 2015
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Reviewed 6 August 2015

This is an important historical site illustrating the sometimes brutal conflicts between the Native Americans and the early Colonists seeking to live on their land. The story of the attempted ransom and exchange of a kidnapped woman that took place at Redemption Rock is etched...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank TommyBoy94
Reviewed 22 April 2015

This "rock" lends its name to the road I live on. It is more of a large boulder or stone 'shelf' (help me here, geologists). The sign says that hundreds of years ago the daughter of one of the local men of some influence was...More

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank SDiCastro
Reviewed 8 January 2014

A great local landmark. After celebrating New Years with friends the group got together for breakfast then a hike to Redemption Rock and the trail. It was a cold but pleasurable hike.

Date of experience: January 2014
Thank elainebovaird5
Reviewed 16 June 2012

Not much to see. Interesting history. Only requires a quick visit. Nice to check out if going by. Parking lot unpaved and muddy in spring.

Date of experience: October 2011
Thank Arthur L
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Response from TheTrustees | Property representative |
Hello! Sorry you missed the parking, it's pretty easy to do! There is room for 3 cars to park on the right when you first enter the reservation. In case you need it, Redemption Rock has a property page on our website with... More