Plymouth Rock fragment with painted inscription, 1830

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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Virginia L. W. Fox
Physical Description
stone (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 4 1/4 in x 2 1/2 in x 1 in; 10.795 cm x 6.35 cm x 2.54 cm
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Description
In the early 1800s, tourists visiting Plymouth Rock were provided a hammer so that they could take a piece of the rock as a souvenir. By 1880, what was left of the rock was fenced off within a memorial.
Gift of the heirs of Mrs. Virginia L. W. Fox, 1911
associated place
United States: Massachusetts, Plymouth
date made
1830
Object Name
rock fragment
ID Number
PL.012058
catalog number
012058
accession number
52309