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National Monument to the Forefathers

Allerton Street, Plymouth, MA 02360
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Ranked #4 of 39 Attractions in Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

This monument is a true tribute to our Christian heritage (even though many today try to deny it). Be sure to check out a visitors guide to Plymouth for an in depth explanation of each element of the monument.

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South Portland, Maine
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

this place should be mentioned more prominently in the tour books. it was a beautiful monument. should really have direction signs for the places around plymouth to find them easier.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

As you drive through a residential neighborhood it is easy to question why you are going where you are. I must say that as I turned into the park it took my breath away. The grandeur of the memorial itself is awe inspiring. My wife had found an online explanation of each part of the memorial so we read it... More

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WA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Ok, we got into Plymouth kinda late and didn't have a ton of time here. We of course saw the Plymouth Rock & looked at the Mayflower II. Did a little shopping on the waterfront & then got in the car to drive around town. I looked in the AAA travel guide & it mentioned this so we went to... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Your children will be enlightened by this monument, especially if you encourage them to seek out the symbols on all sides of it (justice, education, mercy, etc.). It's a huge monument; you can see it as part of a guided bus tour, but we drove right up to it very easily before driving down to the waterfront. I recommend seeing... More

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Highland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We did this tour with Leo from Jenny House and were greatly blessed with his knowledge and passion. The intricacies of this monument was amazing and impactful. Wonderful to hear so much history that is not being taught to our children in schools.

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Senior Contributor
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17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Leo makes this come alive so that you understand the meaning of all the granite statues, the mottoes, and the placement of each. I had never understood the uniqueness of this monument. Don't leave Plymouth feeling like you've visited Disneyland without the rides...go for a tour of this monument with Leo and you will feel an incredible connection to the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

It's obviously a beautiful monument and neat to see the only one honoring our Pilgrim forefathers. However, to fully appreciate it, I would recommend watching "Monumental", before-hand. Gives you the full meaning behind it and a better understanding and appreciation for the many facets of the monument. Plymouth is definitely worth a visit if you enjoy History!

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The Woodlands, Texas, USA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

It's a monument, no more, no less. Read the plaques, visit Plymouth rock, etc. Visiting the Myles Standish Monument in South Duxbury (when it is open) is more rewarding.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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98 reviews 98 reviews
27 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We did not know such a monument existed but our tour bus guide took us there. Impressive monument to our founders and it stands tall close to 90 feet. Look closely at each part and you will see the guidelines as to how we should live and conduct ourselves!

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