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National Monument to the Forefathers

Open Now: 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
Open today: 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
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The Right Tour Guide Needed

We toured this site with a tour guide, Leo Martin, from the Jenny Museum. The monument was... read more

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Not to be missed

It’s a little out of the way to drive, but worth seeing, so much details detailing their beliefs... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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 yesterday

We toured this site with a tour guide, Leo Martin, from the Jenny Museum. The monument was impressive, but the explanations from the tour guide made all the difference in the world for our family of four (including a 11- and 17-year old). This monument...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

It’s a little out of the way to drive, but worth seeing, so much details detailing their beliefs. Each side of the statue emphasizes something that in total compliment each other.

Thank DawnD285
Reviewed 3 days ago

A monument to the folks who arrived on the Mayflower. Lists all their names. Beautiful bas-relief carvings with the values of the Pilgrims.

Thank TonyTTA
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you have not heard of this amazing Monument, do some research before going to see it. You can Google it and get good information or watch Kirk Cameron's film "Monumental". If you know the story behind the statue, it is a lot more meaningful...More

Thank SleepingBeauty14
Reviewed 1 week ago

While taking a side road around traffic I found myself suddenly driving by a very impressive monument and was wondering what it was... My daughter and I stopped to check it out. The monument is huge and impressive , the DCR Ranger working did a...More

Thank D1527JHmattd
Reviewed 1 week ago

Much bigger than I imagined. Out of the town with a lot of parking and ample space to walk around. Well maintained.

Thank Sue F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a hidden gem and tells such a story. Leo Martin, from the Jenny Museum talks about every aspect of this beautiful monument, as relevant today as it was in the 1600s. Don’t miss it.

Thank lambs1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gorgeous! We should have taken the tour but this was a fast stop. It is tall and beautiful and artistic and meaningful. My husband had visited Plymouth many times and did not even know the statue was there. Loved it!

Thank bakerm2290
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Forefather’s Monument can be seen from the distant hills of Plymouth. It is free to visit(yay). A great open area to let your little kids run around as you read the various sides of the monument which commemorates the faith of the founders.

Thank Maria P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone should take time to stop here as it is an outstanding granite statue honoring those who came on the Mayflower. So worth reading the names and reflecting on their bravery to come to the new world. It took them 66 days on the Mayflower...More

Thank Gayle E
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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 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!