Plymouth, Massachusetts: Sacrifice Rock

Even older (and possibly more powerful) than Plymouth Rock is Sacrifice Rock, an attraction for the natives long before the Pilgrims arrived.

Address:
394 Old Sandwich Rd, Plymouth, MA
Directions:
Southeast of town. On the east side of Old Sandwich Rd, just south of its intersection with the conveniently named Sacrifice Rock Rd, and east of a new development called Seton Highlands. If you go too far east, you'll find yourself on a dirt road.
Admission:
Free
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Sacrifice Rock.

Sacrifice Rock

Sacrifice Rock is right by the intersection of Old Sandwich Rd and Sacrifice Rock Rd, near some new developments.

[Javier, 05/30/2016]

Sacrifice Rock.

Sacrifice Rock

The rock is east of a new development called Seton Highlands. If you go too far east, you will find yourself on a dirt road.

[daytripper, 07/25/2014]

Early colonists believed that the rock was used for sacrifices by the Indians, hence its name.

Sacrifice Rock

On Old Sandwich Road is a rock sometimes referred to as "Indian Rock." Supposedly it was used for sacrifices.

[anonymous, 02/19/2013]

According to the Plymouth Antiquarian Society (which owns the rock), the "sacrifices" made to the rock were symbolic sticks or stones, not living creatures. A plaque bolted to the rock asserts that its Indian name translates to "God's Rock."


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