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National Monument to the Forefathers

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Thought to be the largest solid granite monument in the United States, this 81-foot-tall granite statue was built to honor the passengers of the Mayflower. Boston sculptor Hammatt Billings designed the monument which features allegorical figures...more
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Allerton Street, Plymouth, MA 02360
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a must see just to view the enormous size of this monument. Faith is the name of the female statue who is pointing to Heaven. She is surrounded by 4 smaller statues; Liberty, Law, Education, and Morality. It's a dedication to the pilgrims as...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank KarenV87
Reviewed 1 week ago

This fabulous monument is located just back from the waterfront a couple of blocks. it's impressive in size and adds more to the story of the history of Plymouth. Good spot to spread a blanket and have a picnic.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sally D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This a great place to get a little history. Try taking a picnic lunch and just sitting in the park. It is very quiet and peaceful.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently stopped by this monument and its quite impressive in size. Near downtown. Good photo opportunity for visitors to the area. Consider picnic lunch here.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank maryofmassachusetts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great monument to those intrepid pioneers who founded the Plymoth colony. It has lots of space for the kids to run around while the adults are enjoying the view.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank allen w
Reviewed April 16, 2019

An amazing National Monument memorializing the Mayflower Pilgrims. Possibly the worlds largest solid granite monument. Worth a stop and see. No charge.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Pam W
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

I saw this on a history channel program and didn't realize it was in my own town. Its tucked away by the water front but once we found it we were pretty amazed. Very cool..

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sean-USAF
Reviewed April 13, 2019

It is an impressive monument, but nothing to do here. Stop, take photos, and go. Not far from seashore.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank David W
Reviewed March 31, 2019 via mobile

Beautiful setting above the town. The statues and carvings with descriptions were informative and beautiful. Worth the short drive up to explore.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Shap1975
Reviewed March 31, 2019 via mobile

You could almost weep at the site of this momentous statue that states our roots were based in truth, justice, freedom. This is a huge statue, a hidden gem in a neighborhood near the waterfront. Don't miss this when visiting Plymouth.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Jimmy C
November 27, 2016|
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Response from George A | Reviewed this property |
From center of Plymouth go north on 3a or main st to Allenton St. which will be on your left go up the hill and you will see it.
Jimmy C
November 27, 2016|
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Response from Richard S | Reviewed this property |
looks like you now have the address
September 20, 2016|
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Response from JudyS460 | Reviewed this property |
Just come to Plymouth, visit the visitors center. You can see the monument just by walking to it. Easy distance. Or, there are trolley tours that will take you to the highlights of Plymouth. Very inexpensive!