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National Monument to the Forefathers
Constructed from 1859- 1889 by the Pilgrim Society, the National Monument to the Forefathers is a monumental, solid granite sculpture commemorating the ideals and sacrifices of the nation’s founding founders. Designed by Boston artist Hammatt Billings, the central figure Faith is surrounded by Law, Morality, Education and Liberty. Conceived and built in the tumultuous era surrounding the Civil War, the 81-foot-tall monument has become a symbol of enduring American values. The monument and its 10-acre landscape are now managed as a public park under the MA Department of Conservation and Recreation.
The National Monument to the Forefathers is a hidden gem in Plymouth. A notable stop on many local bus tours, the monument enjoys frequent (seasonal) visitation. Although it often takes second place to the more famous Plymouth Rock, visitors to the Forefathers Monument are always impressed by the size, artistry and symbolism of the sculpture.
Address: 70 Allerton Street, Plymouth, MA
Hours: Open Daily dawn to dusk