Myles Standish Monument State Reservation
High atop Captain's Hill, 200 feet above sea level, stands the Myles Standish Monument, a 116-foot granite shaft crowned by a 14-foot statue of Captain Myles Standish, military leader of Plymouth Colony. When the tower is open, visitors can climb 125 steps to a small viewing area at the top. The monument offers a panoramic view of the South Shore-church spires, several 19th-century lighthouses, Duxbury Beach, Plymouth Harbor, and the Blue Hills.
Once cleared of trees and underbrush for farming, most of the park is now a pine grove. Picnic tables are available in the summer.
The park road and tower are open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from Memorial Day Weekend through the end of November 9:30 am-5 pm, weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, call (508) 208-0675 to see if the monument will be open.