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Hail to the Sunrise / Mohawk Park

Route 2, West of Town, Charlemont, MA 01339
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Handsome Statue, however....

The statue is of a pretty handsome fellow, in a very lovely area, but to be honest - this is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Colrain, Massachusetts
Tears down my face while I walked toward the statue even before I red the inscription.

If this doesn't move you, then you are not a true American. If you have a heart, it will inspire... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Richard J
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This small park, perfect for a picnic, is home to the "Hail to the Sunrise" statue, a tribute to the Native Americans who greeted the first settlers to the area.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Route 2, West of Town, Charlemont, MA 01339
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The statue is of a pretty handsome fellow, in a very lovely area, but to be honest - this is Mohican and Nipmuc territory/homelands, NOT Mohawk. The fountain was erected by The Royal Order of the Red Men, in which you must be white to...More

Thank inua7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If this doesn't move you, then you are not a true American. If you have a heart, it will inspire you. It's a pleasure and some pain to see this grand tribute to the American Indians. Tucked away in the beautiful, peaceful and total solitude...More

Thank Richard J
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Such an important monument should be better advertised, should have parking for the visitors, and probably a guide who can illustrate visitors of the importance of the monument.

Thank I M
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Just stopped by on the way through. It's a nice little monument though everytime I think about how they were all wiped off the continent.

Thank Konrad V
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Hail to the Sunrise Statue and it's surroundings is truly a great site to visit. The bronze statue depicts a Native American man in traditional wardrobe looking eastward with his arms extended. He faces the direction of the rising sun and is said to be...More

1  Thank carolinacouple_10
Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is along Rt 2 in Charlemont, very easy to get to. Parking on the side road. Beautiful stop, the statue is amazing and the Mohawk Park in stones is very interesting. I do wish there was a bit more information on the history and...More

Thank Travelbugsforlife
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Awesome little park honoring all the native american tribes of new england. There is even a sundial as the centerpiece of the park.

Thank Chris R
Reviewed 3 August 2016

This is along the side of the road in Charlemont, and was easily accessible from our campground at Mohawk Trail State Forest. It is a really nice tribute to the native peoples, with poetry, the sculpture and other memorials. It's worth a quick stop, or...More

Thank foodislove733
Reviewed 23 June 2016

The park is a great idea. It is done very tastefully and is a great tribute to the Mohawk Indian. Its too bad that it is across the street from a trailer park. Parking is a little scarce but you can pull off onto the...More

Thank 63impala
Reviewed 12 June 2016

This is one of the iconic symbols of the Mohawk Trail. It’s a free attraction. The bronze “Hail to the Sunrise” Statue in Mohawk Park, is a memorial to the Mohawk Native Americans. The Mohawk atop a large boulder with his arms raised and outstretched...More

2  Thank Maurene_K
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