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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 4 days ago via mobile

I have lived in Plymouth for many years and didn't even know this monument existed. It is un the middle if a residential neighborhood on a hill overlooking Plymouth Harbor. Self guided. Only takes 30 minutes

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed January 28, 2019

The pictures don't depict how big this monument is. Beautiful and well none ~ this would be the perfect place for picnics!!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 581colleenc
Reviewed January 17, 2019

It was very cold and I didn't want to stay outside to long but the monument is incredible. So much detail and information on it. Definitely worth stopping to see when you are in Plymouth.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Frank Y
Reviewed January 15, 2019

This monument is an amazingly beautiful work of art, tucked away from the Main and Court St. areas, but very close. You have to see it to understand the beauty of it.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank lauralei777
Reviewed December 12, 2018

Love this National monument! It is huge with all the names inscribed and readable. Its a great place to visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Frelin2013
Reviewed November 28, 2018 via mobile

This monument is absolutely breathtaking! Certainly a must see if you are in the area. The moment you pull up you can’t help me say “wow”.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

The monument is all there is at this location. It is detailed and has a lot of detail. I read everything and usually reflect while studying and I was not here longer than 20 minutes. It’s pretty cool to see...additionally you can see the top...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

Was signposted to this monument by the Plymouth tourist office which highlighted the connection to this statue and the Statue of Liberty. We were also struck by the star on the monument which is also a fixture on so many homes across New England. A...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

It is a beautiful monument. I’m glad we went off the beaten path to check it out. A beautiful memorial with interesting art and symbolism.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank hallidaysa
Reviewed October 25, 2018

This is a huge impressive monument worth visiting. There is no entrance fee and there is parking. Walk around it and read the inscriptions.

Date of experience: October 2018
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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!