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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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“mayflower ii” (127 reviews)
Plymouth, MA
+1 508-747-7533
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Reviewed yesterday

There is definitely a rock there. It's easy to find as well. It's right on the water's edge in a building that looks like the Parthenon. You can walk up and take a look at it and it's absolutely free. I'm not totally sure, but...More

Thank miss34sammy23
Reviewed yesterday

OK....so it's a rock. It's not even where they're sure the pilgrims landed. But it's got a date stamped on the side, and it's protected from vandals. The ranger stationed there gave a good talk about it, otherwise it's not worth a special trip to...More

Thank Larry W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is one of those places you have to understand what you signed up for. It's a rock, folks...an actual rock. I personally think it's quite nice. It is protected in a very classy and well constructed "house" but still very accessible to the public....More

Thank Practicaltravellers
Reviewed 3 days ago

It is what it is......a rock in roughly the right place for a historic landing.... It makes for a quick stop and is obviously symbolic......wouldnt go miles our of the way to visit the rock, BUT Plymouth itself is a lovely little town with some...More

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 4 days ago

An icon of American History, Plymouth Rock is worth a glimpse but don't expect the rock of Gibralter. Unimpressively small, the rock is strangely housed in a small structure with Greek columns reminiscent of the Parthenon. Far better was Plimouth Plantation down the road, as...More

Thank Don B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Plymouth Rock is likely but not for sure a rock that was noted on the beach when the Mayflower landed in Plymouth. It has gotten smaller over the years (souvenir seekers) and now is relatively small, especially when much of it is buried in the...More

Thank SnowyShasta
Reviewed 4 days ago

It's a must see....a major staple to Plymouth !!! Located right near Plymouths waterfront. Parking is a bit tricky during the summer months. Fortunately There's NO cost to see it :)

1  Thank Luvinlife143
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The rock is not that impressive. However, take the time to listen to a guide tell the story. They do an excellent job explaining the history and meaning behind the symbol. There's not a lot to do in the area but the tale adds volumes...More

Thank Goatman G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Walked around the area. Lots of tourist shops, snack bars. The rock is a rock surrounded by rod iron and a monument style structure surrounding it.

Thank Patricia D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Plan on a quick peak and then read later. Not worth the cost of parking. And Mayflower II is gone so that's a bust, too.

Thank 770VT
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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