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Plymouth Rock

Water Street, Plymouth, Massachusetts 02360
9 Reviews
Type: Museums & Monuments
Ages: Ages 5 — adult
Cost: Free
Hours of operation: Dawn to Dusk, daily


9 Reviews for Plymouth Rock

February 28 2012
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Violetwhite_word
"Plymouth Rock"

Nice to see in person and the employee working there tells an interesting history lesson.  My 6 year old son actually paid attention but my three year old was not impressed.  Don't expect to spend too much time here.  The rock is much smaller than expected and you have to look down at it.  It is protected by a pavilion.

January 24 2011
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Violetwhite_word
"Only a small rock!"

It's OK, but nothing great.It's smaller than I expected. The first thing my kids said was: "That's it? It's so small!" If you are planning to visit the area anyway it's worth seeing. But I wouldn't plan a trip to just see the rock. We did and were disappointed. We drove 1 1/2 hours to get there and looked at it for abot 10 minutes. Fortunately there are other things to see in the area. The walk along the waterfront is nice.

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shanzy05
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January 10 2011
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Violetwhite_word
"The rock"

It's very exciting to see the rock, almost up close and personal. Of course, you can't get too close to it or touch it. Every child grows up hearing about it and I don't care if it's small, it's a part of history and it's really exciting to see. I'm not sure how anyone could pin point that rock exactly, however.

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deb
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December 23 2010
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Violetwhite_word
"Just know...it's small"

You will likely feel disappointed if you are not prepared for how small "the rock" actually is. No big "WOW" moment when you get there. However, with that being said, you should still make the trip. It is in a beautiful coastal area surrounded by a lot of history, The Mayflower, many fun outdoor gift shops, good food, and of course- ice cream

December 23 2010
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Violetwhite_word
"Plymouth Rock"

We visit every 4th of July.  Very fun area with lots going on.  The kids love to look at the rock and imagine its history.  The waterfront is beautiful and there is lots to do and see.  Great restaurants and ice cream shops.  Cupcake Charlie's is a must visit treat!

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Ashley G
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December 23 2010
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Violetwhite_word
"Fun History"

This was a fun trip!  My brother and I enjoyed seeing Plymouth Rock even though it was pretty small.  But there was a gift shop that we liked browsing.  It won't take up a whole day here, but you could plan a nice day trip around being in Plymouth.  We were staying in Boston and were able to drive here very easily with no GPS or anything.  

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pixie1080
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December 23 2010
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Violetwhite_word
"Wow, that rocks is small! "

All of your life you hear about Plymouth Rock and how the pilgrims landed there. Haha. Man, is that rock tiny! And it's rather humiliated down in its little observation tomb, but hey...if you're going to be in Plymouth anyway, be sure to stop by and marvel at how small it is...just be sure to look for it, as you can easily miss it!

December 23 2010
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Violetwhite_word
"Fun with the Family"

As any school child in America can tell you, the first European settlers in Plymouth stepped off the Mayflower onto this rock in 1620. Considering its prominence in American history, the size of the rock may disappoint you; it’s a rather ordinary looking boulder. Nevertheless, it’s the number-one tourist attraction in Plymouth.

December 23 2010
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Violetwhite_word
"A BIG let down"

While it is very interesting to see "The Rock," it is a big let down.  The rock is quite small...and enclosed behind a fence.  It takes all of 5 minutes to find the rock and see it.  If you are in Plymouth visiting ALL the sites, it's work the trip, but don't make a special visit.

 
 

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