National Monument to the Forefathers
The monument was designed primarily by Boston sculptor Hammatt Billings. As large as the Forefathers monument stands, Billings’ original design called for it to be nearly twice as high at 150 feet (just under the Statue of Liberty’s height, including the pedestal, of 151 feet).
The monument features several allegorical figures depicting virtues the Pilgrims, known in Plymouth as the Forefathers, brought with them when they arrived in Massachusetts in 1620.
A dedication on the monument’s northeast face reads, “National Monument to the Forefathers. Erected by a grateful people in remembrance of their labors, sacrifices and sufferings for the cause of civil and religious liberty.”
Options for tours to the Monument:
Jenney Museum & Tours - 508-747-4544 | jenneymuseum.org
Bettyann's Step On Tours - 508-801-2300 | Cranberrytours.com