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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 back story on this monument is worth knowing. It is nice to see women statues in the majority... read more

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Kathleen A
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Stunning tribute

This is a wonderful monument with great sculpture and with the different sides and the smaller... read more

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Anthony J
Reading, United Kingdom
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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 today

The back story on this monument is worth knowing. It is nice to see women statues in the majority on this site.

Thank Kathleen A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a wonderful monument with great sculpture and with the different sides and the smaller carvings and appropriate wording this is a fitting tribute to the forefathers

Thank Anthony J
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is an amazingly,huge monument.Easy to get to.Just an easy walk up a slight incline.It helped us to understand the intention behind this monument by having a tour with Leo Martin from the Jenney Museum.

Thank LexiJack F
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a very impressive landmark, which towers over the local landscape, located in a residential part of Plymouth, take the time to see it, as it is a truly impressive statue. As seen on other plaques to those who sailed on the Mayflower, it...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am so thankful we made it here before dark. It towers over the lawn. Lots to read, makes a powerful statement with a few simple words.

Thank Jenifer R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a somewhat hidden but very impressive landmark in Plymouth. If you are in Plymouth and have an extra 30 minutes use Google Maps to find it and go have a look.

Thank Marty E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It would be easy to miss this during a visit to Plymouth, as it takes a little hunting to find it. It's free, very impressive, and has an interesting history of its own, apart from the Pilgrims it's dedicated to.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perched on the top of the hillside looking over the town the monument is imposing and dramatic. Only a short walk up from the main street and is part of the waljing tour

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the largest solid granite sculpture in the Western Hemisphere. Aside from the names of those who came over on the Mayflower, there is the main pedestal upon which stands the heroic figure of "Faith" with her right hand pointing toward heaven[5] and her...More

Thank DFH277
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting Plymouth Rock, this was so much more fulfilling. Great monument to our forefathers. It is off the beaten path in a residential area. I would love to live close to a monument like this.

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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!