Wyoming, Pennsylvania: Queen Esther's Bloody Rock

This prized rock, almost invisible within the steel cage built around it, marks the site where Indian Queen Esther, angered by the death of her son, used a maul to smash the skulls of a dozen plus soldiers.
Susquehanna Ave., Wyoming, PA
Take US 11 into Wyoming. Turn east onto E. 8th St. Drive five blocks. At the traffic light, turn left onto Susquehanna Ave. Drive a half block. You'll see an insurance agency and brick building on the left. The rock is just across the street from these, on the right, just past a white two-story house.
RA Rates:
Worth a Detour
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Queen Esther's Bloody Rock

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Queen Esther's Bloody Rock

I teach fifth grade history and loved this one. This year I am teaching about the Battle of Wyoming and the revenge of Queen Ester! What a fascinating and obscure part of the American Revolution.

[Susan Apple, 07/09/2018]

The Bloody Rock, 2017.

Queen Esther's Rock

The Wyoming Valley Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution is the proud steward of this historic site. A memorial service is held here following the Annual Commemoration of the Battle of Wyoming.

[Heather Ruseskas, 01/21/2017]

The Battle, called the "surpassing horror of the American Revolution," took place on July 3, 1778.

Queen Esther's Bloody Rock.

Queen Esther's Bloody Rock

Very tricky to find. Across from a parking lot, and next to houses. While your there, you're only about a mile or so from the Battle Of Wyoming Monument.

[Paul, 11/06/2011]

Queen Esther's Bloody Rock.

Queen Esther's Bloody Rock

Odd that the site was located in a residential area!

[Sue, 06/27/2010]

This prized boulder, The Bloody Rock, is almost invisible within the steel cage built around it. It marks the site where Indian Queen Esther, angered by the death of her son after the July 3, 1778 Battle of Wyoming, is said to have smashed the skulls of 14 or more captured American soldiers with her maul. The metal cage discourages head smashing replays by overly enthusiastic visitors.

Nearby Offbeat Places

JFK Loves Pittston StatueJFK Loves Pittston Statue, Pittston, PA - 2 mi.
Quality Tomato Capital of the World StatueQuality Tomato Capital of the World Statue, Pittston, PA - 2 mi.
Giant Coffee MugGiant Coffee Mug, Wilkes-Barre, PA - 4 mi.
In the region:
World's Largest Glacial Pothole, Eynon, PA - 19 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

January 22, 2019

My Sights

My Sights

Create and Save Your Own Crazy Road Trip!

Try My Sights

Roadside America app
Roadside Presidents app

Pennsylvania Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame, Pine Bluff, Arkansas (Jan 21-27, 2019)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

Sightings. Arrives without warning. Leaves no burn marks. A free newsletter from RoadsideAmerica.com. Subscribe now!
RoadsideAmerica.com Hotel & Motel Finder

Special online rates for hotels & motels.

Nearby Hotels and Motels, Wyoming, Pennsylvania

Nightly rates found:

Book Online Now