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Address: Boardwalk & Olive Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE

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Nice little historical addition to the boardwalk--by the resting pavilion

A short white pillar with metal plaques on two sides -- one depicting Verrazzano's Bust and the other side his ship. He was an Italian explorer sent by France to the New World... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2017
Neal P
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Arlington, Virginia, USA
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Arlington, Virginia, USA
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

A short white pillar with metal plaques on two sides -- one depicting Verrazzano's Bust and the other side his ship. He was an Italian explorer sent by France to the New World. You can read the history on the two sides underneath the plaques. A nice break for a few moments.

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Reviewed 12 February 2017

This is interesting information and the first time I read it, I felt like I had learned something. Ever since, whenever I am walking the Boardwalk I make it a point to walk up to the Verrazzano Monument, read it again, smile, and start my walk back. I read it two days ago.

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Thank WoodstockGirl
Lexington, Virginia
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

We came upon this monument when we were riding our bikes on the Rehoboth Boardwalk one morning. We stopped and read about the Explorer who discovered that area. History buffs will enjoy the monument very much, and it may encourage further research about Verrazzano!

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5 Thank NancyLovesRehoboth
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

A physical link to one of the explorers who introduced Europeans to America the monument reminds us of their intrepid journeys and lasting legacy

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Thank BeachBob52
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

So not a spectacular monument, but it does impart some information and in a brief and to the point way. Not necessary to make a special trip, but if you're strolling on the Boardwalk, it's worth a stop and see.

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Thank Mary Pat C
Boca Raton, Fl.
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Came upon this monument, read it, learned, all all the belows noted...who would expect a monument on the boardwalk during summer vacation. Chance for children's history lesson, its summer vacation. Anyway it was nice and unexpected. Love the beach and enjoying every moment on the board walk. Summer vacation.

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Thank Spreckles
Washington, DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Interesting lesson in civics and identity politics here. The monument is inconspicuous and the plaque is reasonably informative. The story of why the monument is in Rehoboth Beach is for more interesting. You see, Giovanni da Verrazzano never landed on the DelMarVa peninsula. He may or may not have sighted the land on his 1524 journey though it seems unlikely... More 

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2 Thank DCNative2010
Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 16 July 2016

A Nice little monument on the north boardwalk..Tells a little story of Verrazzonos contribution to the new world.

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Thank jane d
Woodbridge, VA
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Reviewed 16 July 2016

Small but inscribed briefly with fundamental information about the explorations of Giovanni de Verrazzano up and down the east coast. Take a couple of minutes to stop and read the inscription.

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Thank GallivantingGranny
United States
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Reviewed 10 July 2016

The founding of the eastern seaboard is not something you think of at the beach but luckily this plaque reminds one of the origins.

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