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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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  • Average39%
  • Poor9%
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“mayflower ii” (131 reviews)
Plymouth, MA
+1 508-747-7533
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Reviewed yesterday

The rock is MUCH smaller than we expected. About the size and shape of a kiddie car Volkswagen! Might have been high tide, but surprisingly there was water sloshing around very near - it was also a rainy day. It is probably ten feet beneath...More

Thank Ohi0Biker
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is part of a state park, so the site itself is free, but plan on paying a meter to park. There is really a lot to do in this little town by the waterfront, so you might want to pay to park for a...More

Thank Minnesota42
Reviewed 2 days ago

Located on the waterfront, the rock is showcased in a very grand structure. Getting up close, you look down on a rather small rock no more than about 3 feet in diameter. This has been hyped so much you expect a very large outcropping of...More

Thank 2CAtravelers
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you want to see this to cross off your Bucket List it will take less than 30 seconds. Be sure to do some other things in Plymouth to make the trip worth while.The monument to the fore fathers is a more inspiring stop a...More

Thank Petergun1962
Reviewed 3 days ago

So sad reading the terrible reviews that tourists had previously written. They should have been listening in their history classrooms or read about Plymouth Rock before venturing out. Obviously, the Pilgrims didn't land on the rock! This is a great historic sight to learning about...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 3 days ago

I'm not sure he's there all the time but every 20 minutes or so a guide gave the rock's history and took questions. That made it "come alive" because otherwise it would just look like a beach rock.

Thank CHARLESHOrlando
Reviewed 5 days ago 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 5 days ago

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 1 week 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 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank khugs16
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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