Plymouth Rock commemorates the location where Europeans first set foot onto what's now U.S. soil. Although historians disagree on whether the first pilgrims actually docked their ships on a large protruding rock in 1620, today there stands a simple boulder to commemorate the birthplace of the United States. You can view the boulder and the beautiful coastal views around the harbor, where a replica of the Mayflower II, the ship on which the pilgrims traveled across the Atlantic, resides. Take a look at our Plymouth trip planner to schedule your visit to Plymouth Rock and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Tours To Plymouth Rock
Boston to Plymouth Day-Trip with Plimoth Plantation & Plimoth Grist Mill BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $105
Duration: 8 hours
Boston to Plymouth Daytrip with Plimoth Plantation, Mayflower II, and Quincy BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $127
Duration: 11 hours
Plymouth Rock Reviews
It’s literally just a rock. A small rock at that; much smaller than you would imagine. But if you’re a history buff or are planning to make this a short stop along your historical journey, then take..... more »
As many others have said it is a rock. In the high travel season, it may be better cared for than now. You should take a tour with a Park Ranger as there is a statue opposite the rock that is... more »
Plymouth Rock is a great place to stay. The rock itself is small with a big concrete portico around it to protect it. Be sure to check out Captain Johns Whale Watching cruise! It leaves from Plymouth and we saw over 20 whales! Also Plymouth is a great home base to check out Cape Cod beaches. The lobster is tender and sweet. Be sure to order it!
I hadn't been to Plymouth rock since I was a child. It was so much fun. Ive sent pics around the world and people are amazed with the history! Also went the week before Labor day weekend which was a good move. Not too crowded since parking there is tough. Took loads of pics and had a great day.
Plan your trip to Plymouth
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Plymouth
Side trips from Plymouth
Hidden gems in Plymouth
Nearby attractions in Plymouth
Museums in Plymouth
Plans to Plymouth Rock by other users
15 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Boston BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: July, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 12 days in Plymouth & Northeast Kansas BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 17 days in Boston BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Boston BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium