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National Monument to the Forefathers

Allerton Street, Plymouth, MA 02360
+1 508-747-5360
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Such an impressive site.

Quincy Granite! Go here and see the largest granite statue celebrating those brave souls who set... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Filmcraft
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Such HUGE monuments...

These monuments were ENORMOUS and on the different sides of them were lists of the Pilgrims both on... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
CAROL Q
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LITCHFIELD
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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 depicting the virtues of Faith, Morality, Education, Law, and Liberty. A dedication on the monument reads, “National Monument to the Forefathers. Erected by a grateful people in remembrance of their labors, sacrifices and sufferings for the cause of civil and religious liberty.” The original design called for the monument to be nearly twice as tall at 150 feet (just under the Statue of Liberty’s height of 151 feet). The monument is free to visit and open to the public year-round. Its site is managed and maintained by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic and their furry companions (on a leash) to enjoy the monument's lawn.
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Allerton Street, Plymouth, MA 02360
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Quincy Granite! Go here and see the largest granite statue celebrating those brave souls who set out to start anew. You'll be pleasantly surprised, its huge, inspiring and beautiful.

Thank Filmcraft
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Reviewed 6 days ago

These monuments were ENORMOUS and on the different sides of them were lists of the Pilgrims both on the Mayflower and some from the other ships. There were also quotes from some of the Pilgrim leaders that really gave you insight into what they believed...More

Thank CAROL Q
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth finding right off route 3A. 81 feet tall of solid granite. Originally, with less forestation, it could be seen for miles. Great place for a picnic. It is huge! It should be in Plymouth Harbor, as it is well-worth seeing. Free parking and a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was not expecting to see this large of a monument. Very detailed and still in good condition. Seems out of place without any other accompanying items or statues. Still good to see.

Thank Kent Y
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Set up on a hillsode away from the busy town, this monument is massive and extremely well carved. Four sided with information about all the passengers who arrived on the Mayflower.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you have 10 minutes to fill, I highly recommend stopping for a photo op. Beautiful site and beautiful monument. Largest monument made from a single piece of granite in the states.

Thank Alena W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved this huge, yet hidden gem. The statue speaks volumes of our country being founded on Feith with 4 pillars of morality, education, law and liberty.. Don’t miss it.

Thank Paul W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I found this monument as an extra stop in Plymouth. It was worth the time to see. It's beautiful! It's a part of US History that I'm glad we found, read all the information on the monument and have pictures to reflect back on.

Thank lovetotravel43
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

Well maintained and easily accessed monument. A must see if you are interested in learning about American history.

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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

This was an excellent site. We had our awesome tour guide - Leo the husband- from the Jenney museum. I recommend use him as you guide. The monument was incredible and the details so incredible. Great learning experience of our country’s beginning

Thank Janet C
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Jimmy C
27 November 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.
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Jimmy C
27 November 2016|
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Response from Richard S | Reviewed this property |
looks like you now have the address
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Audrey49Bundaberg
21 September 2016|
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Response from Judy S | 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!
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