plymouth rock

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plymouth rock
66 water st
plymouth, massachusetts 02360

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Located at Pilgrim Memorial State Park in Plymouth, MA are the alleged remnants of Plymouth Rock- the site of disembarkation of William Bradford and the Mayflower Pilgrims who founded Plymouth Colony in 1620.

"Alleged" because the specific rock itself was selected based on the memory of a 94-year-old man who was born 27 years after the Pilgrims landed. "Remnants" because that said rock was chipped away by tourist scavengers, and broken in half (the other half is in Plymouth's meeting house, Pilgrim Hall).

The rock was inscribed with the date "1620", and is now mercifully resting under a Victorian-style canopy and behind an iron fence.

photo: kenji ross