Pilgrim Monument Completed in Provincetown
August 21, 1909
Pilgrim Memorial State Park
Water St. Plymouth
Pilgrim Memorial SP is one of the most heavily visited parks in the state parks system. Nearly one million people a year come from all over the world to
visit the town where in 1620 Europeans first made a home in New
England and to see Plymouth Rock. This
simple glacial erratic boulder on the shore of Plymouth Harbor has become
a world famous symbol of the courage and faith of the men and women
who founded the first New England colony. A landscaped waterfront park provides scenic views
of Plymouth Harbor. The Mayflower II, a replica of the ship that
brought the first Pilgrims to Massachusetts, is anchored at the
Allerton Street, Plymouth
This 11 acre site is a feature of Pilgrim
Memorial State Park. It is home to an impressive 81 foot,
granite monument that memorializes a Victorian era interpretation
of the pursuits that motivated the Pilgrims to leave England and
start their own colony. Open April through November.
Pilgrim Memorial State Park is located in southeastern Massachusetts.
From north or south: Rte. 3 to Rte. 44 (Plymouth).
Follow 44 east to waterfront. The Forefathers' Monument is a one
mile walk from the park. If you are driving, go right (north) along
waterfront to Rte. 44. At lights go straight for about 200 yards,
then take a right onto Allerton Street. Forefathers Monument is
at the top of the hill approx. 100 yards on left. There is
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