Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The shocking truth behind Plymouth Rock. The rock is full of lies! #happythanksgiving

Have you ever wanted to visit Plymouth Rock and the Mayflower? Well I'm here to tell you it's a complete utter waste of time. I was probably about 20 years old the first time I went. Somehow I unintentionally avoided the Plymouth field trips in school. The campground I go to every year is in Plymouth so one time we were like let's go see the rock and the Mayflower and get some ice cream!

I'll let you guess what the most exciting part was. Hint: it was not the rock or the boat.

We arrive at the beach and it doesn't take us long to find the Mayflower since it's a giant boat. We are then informed that this is not the actual boat. It is in fact the Mayflower II and is a replica. Um ok, well that kind of makes sense because I can't imagine a boat lasting that long. It was still interesting to see.

Now onto the actual rock. You can't actually get that close to it. You can just gaze upon it. It is in fact in a cage.

Well this is about as exciting as a rock in a cage! Um wait.....

There's also a plaque nearby to give you information about the rock. You learn so many useful facts such as: This is not the actual rock, or the actual location, and there wasn't a rock involved at all really. THIS ROCK IS FULL OF LIES.

It's supposed to be symbolic so I thought about it and then decided the trip wasn't a complete waste because at least we got ice cream.


  1. YEP. I've been there once. Lamest tourist trap ever.

  2. Wait... what?? They put a rock in a cage, but the rock isn't even the actual rock and the cage isn't on the actual spot?!? Okay, I understand the boat replica, but that rock business is just wrong. Thank you so much for this public service announcement.

  3. Wait. So, why is there even a rock? Basically it's just a rock zoo then? RELEASE THE ROCK!

  4. Geez what a bore. Mind you I think most sightseeing is boring really. They should add a poop emoji to it, that would make it more interesting.

  5. It’s the history, not the replica (the original Mayflower was sold for scrap two years after the journey), and certainly not the rock. I often contemplate this when I become interested enough in a historical personage to want to visit where they lived. If there’s at least a house left, maybe the trip would be worthwhile, but if there’s nothing but a sign or a town that they wouldn’t even recognize, why bother? So much more can learned from books than from places.