Historic downtown Plymouth walking tour
Boston.com Photo/Eric Wilbur
On the cusp of the American Revolution, Plymouth Rock was actually split in half, as a sign of division from the British Empire. More than 100 years later (1880), the sides were re-attached, the year "1620" was carved into it, and the rock moved to its present location on the Plymouth waterfront, where it is housed beneath a cathedral-like canopy. Visitors can peer into the canopy from Water Street and view it at water level below.