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National Monument to the Forefathers

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Address: Allerton Street, Plymouth, MA 02360
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Great Spot For a Picnic

The monument is huge and right in a residential neighborhood. You can easily walk to it from Plymouth Rock, although there is a bit of the hill that some people might struggle... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Frank C
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Whitchurch-Stouffville, Canada

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Whitchurch-Stouffville, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The monument is huge and right in a residential neighborhood. You can easily walk to it from Plymouth Rock, although there is a bit of the hill that some people might struggle with. The only thing at the location is the monument, so you can easily see the monument in 30 minutes, but there is ample open space around the... More 

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tennessee
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun to read the names of the families that came over on the Mayflower. It's located on top of a hill not far from the Plymouth Rock.

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Dallas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Plymouth is the most quaint, shop-filled, bed and breakfast type New England town you can find. The history is amazing. Sad, however, that most people in Massachusetts I met had very little respect for America, our history, basic manners, or religion thanks to the influence of Marxist schools like Harvard. I felt like I was in another country. I was... More 

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South Berwick, Maine
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not know this statue was in Plymouth until a tour guide at a museum told us. It is 81 feet tall and quite impressive to say the least. We appreciated all the names of the Mayflower passengers were engraved on it as some of them are our ancestors. This is definitely something to see in Plymouth, MA.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This monument is so moving and has such deep meaning. It really does tell the story of the people who's courage and faith our nation was founded on. I highly recommend reading the book Pilgrim Pursuit of Happiness by Leo Martin. It explains in great historical detail the meaning of each part of the monument. You won't be disappointed!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A little bit off the beaten path, but very impressive. It would have been nice if there was something to tell you about the statue.

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Fairfax County, Virginia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a really cool, very large monument at the top of a hill in Plymouth. It doesn't take an enormous amount of time to see but it is definitely something to check out while in Plymouth

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Omaha, Nebraska
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful monument we saw at dusk and came back to take pictures at dawn. A great story...unfortunately it's like the monuments of Israel where God brought the people to the promised land and the people forgot who brought them to the dance.

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Reviewed 22 April 2017

We were looking for something quick, not too far out of the way, open 24/7 and free to do in the area. We were pleasantly surprised to find National Monument to the Forefathers. It's nothing fancy, but if you're a history buff and are willing to take a few moments to read the writing on the monument, it's an inspiring... More 

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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

There is so much history in this huge monument you can not even imagine. Walk around and google the history. We saw a documentary on it and had to see it in person. Gorgeous views also. Free and plenty of parking. Good picnic spot.

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