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National Monument to the Forefathers

Allerton Street, Plymouth, MA 02360
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Ranked #3 of 39 attractions in Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Highland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The only successful set of directions on how to live. It is a shame that more people don't know about this Monument. If you do a bit of research you can see exactly how this country was founded and gives credit to the pilgrims that did it. If you see any monument in the country, this is absolutely the most... More

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Beautiful and moving sight to see. Definitely get a brochure or take a tour to understand the significance behind all the sections of the monument.

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Columbia City, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

After reading about this monument I knew I had to see it for myself. And I was not disappointed. I had copied some information off the internet before I went so I could appreciate the many facets of this historical gem. The grounds were so pretty and well kept. It is a great place to unwind, reflect, pray and appreciate... More

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Old Monroe, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

After seeing Monumental, we have been planning to visit here. Awesome and reverent! All should see this and realize the truth that the USA is a Christian country.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

But don't go there on your own, go there on the tour given thru the Jenny Grist Mill. You just won't understand what all the symbolism is without someone telling you.

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