Plymouth Rock (Plymouth, MA)

 

Who would ever think people would travel from all over the country and all over the world just to see a rock?  Yes, a  rock.  This is not just any rock, though.

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The rumored landing spot of the Mayflower, Plymouth Rock is one of the more disappointing yet often visited sites south of Boston, MA.

Despite it’s popularity, the rock at Plymouth Rock is not the actual rock the Mayflower struck.  In fact, the rock has been said to have been moved at least three different times and the rock has been said to have been damaged several times, breaking in half at one point.  Not only that, but the passengers of the Mayflower initially landed in Provincetown in Cape Cod.

While the rock itself probably isn’t the actual rock the Mayflower struck upon its landing and it’s not the actual initial landing spot of the Pilgrims, it is symbolic of the voyage the persistence of the people who landed there.

Located in walking distance of the Mayflower II, the rock is located at the bottom of a pit and protected by a fence.

The rock is located in a structure with pillar columns.

The harbor is usually teaming with activity.

There is also a monument located across the street from Plymouth Rock.  The Pilgrim Mother was donated in 1921 to celebrate the Tercentenary of the Mayflower landing by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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I met Bo while I was visiting the memorial.

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and these two cuties

 

About New England Nomad

Hi I'm Wayne. Welcome to my blog. I am a true New Englander through and through. I love everything about New England. I especially love discovering new places in New England and sharing my experiences with everyone. I tend to focus on the more unique and lesser known places and things in New England on my blog. Oh yeah, and I love dogs. I always try to include at least one dog in each of my blog posts. I discovered my love of photography a couple of years ago. I know, I got a late start. Now, I photograph anything that seems out of the ordinary, interesting, beautiful and/or unique. And I have noticed how every person, place or thing I photograph has a story behind it or him or her. I don't just photograph things or people or animals. I try to get their background, history or as much information as possible to give the subject more context and meaning. It's interesting how one simple photograph can evoke so much. I am currently using a Nikon D3200 "beginner's camera." Even though there are better cameras on the market, and I will upgrade some time, I love how it functions (usually) and it has served me well. The great thing about my blog is you don't have to be from New England, or even like New England to like my blog (although I've never met anyone who doesn't). All you have to like is to see and read about new or interesting places and things. Hopefully, you'll join me on my many adventures in New England! View all posts by New England Nomad

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