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National Monument to the Forefathers

Allerton Street, Plymouth, MA 02360
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Ranked #3 of 33 Attractions in Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I was on a day tour with a bunch of teachers (convention in Boston) and this was our last stop. So glad we did. Our bus driver told us that this was done before the Statue of Liberty so one could say it was the model for her... The carvings are gorgeous and it was moving to be here. Our... More 

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Plymouth
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is a hidden jewel in Plymouth! If your visiting Plymouth you don't want to miss this one. Unfortunately, there are even locals who don't know of this special place.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is the best kept secret in Plymouth! Slightly smaller version of the Statue of Liberty! Tucked away on a side street-worth seeking out!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The monument is very detailed and thought provoking. The statues show details of who the pilgrims were and why they made the trek to the new world. I would advise that you find some documentation about the statues as this will give you a better idea of the details of each statue. The monument could use a little TLC, but... More 

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Mass
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153 reviews 153 reviews
39 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Off the beaten track yet still a good walk from downtown Plymouth waterfront. You do not want to miss the architectural and historical beauty - you will be awestruck at the size and story it tell..Bring a picnic lunch as there is plenty of space to settle down around the monument and enjoy the sun while admiring the extraordinary beauty... More 

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Clawson, Michigan
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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The monument is impressive, being some 81 feet tall. Being a Tilley it was nice to see their name son one of the panels.

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Boston, Ma
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The size of the monument catches you by surprise. If you haven't read much about it before you drive/walk up - be prepared to be amazed. The Monument is away from downtown and doesn't get the foot traffic the Mayflower does. Be sure to find the Monument and spend some quiet time there. You'll be glad you did.

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Ventura, California
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10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Unless you're told about this monument, you probably wone't find it. It's on a hill top in a residential area, with just a few signs directing you to it. It's a solid piece of granite, nearly ninety feet high, executed in the mid-nineteenth century. Spend twenty minutes reading all of the inscriptions on the pedestal, you'll be moved!

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This monument is more important than many people typically recognize. It is thought to be the world's largest solid granite monument, and is the third-tallest statue in the United States. In 2012, Kirk Cameron released the movie Monumental which features the monument and Cameron's interpretation of its history and the values of those it commemorates.

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Miami, Florida
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72 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Impressive granite statute. An excellent photo opt. This is a nice tribute to our founding fathers. We took our pics from the car.

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