Historic Monuments & Memorials

Plymouth Rock
79 Water Street
Plymouth , MA
Phone: 508-747-5360

Plymouth Rock

Located in Pilgrim Memorial State Park on the shore of Plymouth Harbor, this simple glacial erratic boulder has become a world famous symbol representing something different to each person who looks at it.

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National Monument to the Forefathers
72 Allerton Street
Plymouth , MA

National Monument to the Forefathers

 

Pilgrim Memorial State Park
79 Water Street
Plymouth , MA

Plymouth Rock Talks &Tours

Pilgrim Memorial State Park Walking Tours - Daily at 11 AM, 1:30PM, and 3:30PM; 30 to 40 minutes
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911 Memorial
1 South Spooner Street
North Plymouth , MA

911 Memorial

The tragic events of 9/11 touched the lives of millions of people - not only across the nation, but across the entire the world. The Town of Plymouth was no exception. Plymouth's new 9/11 memorial is set on South Spooner Street, about 2 miles north of downtown Plymouth, Plymouth Rock and Mayflower II. Read more about 911 Memorial

Massasoit Statue
35 Carver Street
Plymouth , MA

Massasoit Statue

Massasoit Sachem or Ousamequin (c. 1581 – 1661) was the sachem or leader of the Wampanoags. The term Massasoit means Great Sachem. Read more about Massasoit Statue

Burial Hill
School Street
Plymouth , MA

Burial Hill

A must-stop along the historic path of the Pilgrims, Burial Hill is the site is one of their first forts and the burial place of William Bradford and other first settlers. Set high atop the hill, the Pilgrims placed their cannons facing the harbor for protection. On the first Saturday of each month (except January), the Plymouth Antiquarian Society invites you to explore one of Plymouth’s greatest historic treasures during a series of free themed discovery tours.  Encounter art, history, and culture in an open-air museum with local historians who share their expertise on a fascinating range of topics.  Read more about Burial Hill

Sacrifice Rock
394 Old Sandwich Road
Plymouth , MA

Sacrifice Rock

Everyone knows Plymouth Rock, but how many have visited Plymouth's other historic rock? Sacrifice Rock on Old Sandwich Road is the Antiquarian Society's oldest and perhaps least known historic site. Centuries before the arrival of English settlers to the area, this ancient landmark was an important stop for Wampanoag wayfarers. Read more about Sacrifice Rock

Cole's Hill
70 Water Street (approx)
Plymouth , MA

Pilgrim Sarcophagus

This sarcophagus contains the remains of the Mayflower Pilgrims who died during the first year after their arrival in Plymouth. Read more about Pilgrim Sarcophagus

William Bradford Statue
75 Water Street (approx.)
Plymouth , MA

William Bradford Statue

Located just a short distance from the famous Plymouth Rock, sits this statue of William Bradford. William Bradford, one of the Mayflower Pilgrims, became leader of the Plymouth Colony when the original leader, John Carver, died during the first winter in Plymouth. Read more about William Bradford Statue

Brewster Gardens
68 Water Street (approx)
Plymouth , MA

Plymouth Immigrant Memorial

The Plymouth Immigrant Memorial in Brewster Gardens, designed by Barney Zeitz, serves as a tribute to the men and women who were America’s first immigrants. He deliberately designed the six faces on the monument to reflect the different backgrounds of people who have immigrated to the United States. Read more about Plymouth Immigrant Memorial

Middleborough Veterans Memorial Park Middleborough , MA

Middleborough Veterans Memorial Park

The Middleborough Veterans Memorial Park offers a unique collection of remembrances and dedications to those who served. The park was designed as a 50 foot circle, and in its center stands a 40 foot flagpole on an elevated piece of granite. The flag is supported by bricks, engraved with the names of both veterans and non-veterans. The physical support that these name-engraved bricks give the flag symbolizes of the support that each person gave either to their country or to an individual's life. Surrounding the brick-paved circle is a granite wall designed to look like a compass rose. A concrete walkway surrounds the compass wall, passing by dedicated monuments and benches. The park features Read more about Middleborough Veterans Memorial Park

Marshfield Hills Cemetery
72 Old Main Street (approx)
Marshfield , MA

Civil War Memorial

The monument was built in 1889 but not dedicated until June 15, 1895. It records the names of 21 men lost in the war, perhaps most famous among them being Col. Fletcher Webster (son of Daniel Webster), commander of the 12th Massachusetts Infantry. Read more about Civil War Memorial

Hanson Town Hall
542 Liberty Street
Hanson , MA

Hanson Civil War Memorial

This memorial monument records the names of all those from Hanson who served in the war (not just those who lost their lives). The primary inscription reads, “1861-1865, In Honor of Our Soldiers and Sailors.” Read more about Hanson Civil War Memorial

The Training Green
65 Sandwich Street
Plymouth , MA

The Civil War Monument at the Training Green

Plymouth's Training Green is one of the oldest continuously used parks in the country. In 1711 the town designated it as the official Training Green, and it remained a muster field into the 19th century. The Civil War Monument, erected in 1869, honored residents who died in the war and 1889 Frederick Law Olmstead's firm designed the landscape and pathways for the Green. Read more about The Civil War Monument at the Training Green

Myles Standish Monument
Crescent Street
Duxbury , MA
Phone: 508-747-5360

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. Read more about Myles Standish Monument State Reservation

Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum
1 High Pole Hill Road
Provincetown , MA
Phone: 508-487-1310

Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum

The Pilgrim Monument was founded in 1892 as the Cape Cod Pilgrim Memorial Association—Cape Cod’s oldest not-for-profit organization. Its purpose is to commemorate the Mayflower Pilgrims’ first landing in the New World in Provincetown, in November 1620. Here the Pilgrims spent 5 weeks exploring the tip of Cape Cod, before they sailed on to Plymouth. They also drew up and signed the Mayflower Compact, which established the rule of law for the new land. Read more about Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum

Brewster Gardens
68 Water Street (approx)
Plymouth , MA

Pilgrim Maiden Statue

Dedicated to the intrepid English women whose courage and devotion brought a new nation into being. Read more about Pilgrim Maiden Statue

Veteran's Memorial Park
Plain Street Intersection of  Routes 3A & 139
Marshfield , MA

Veteran's Memorial Park

This Marshfield park is a collection of beautiful and solemn monuments that commemorate the sacrifice that our troops have made throughout several different wars.  With several different monuments in this park, the ability to see a range of monuments is impressive. Read more about Veteran's Memorial Park

Lawson Tower
330 First Parish Road
Scituate , MA

Lawson Tower

Millionaire Thomas W. Lawson ordered the construction of Lawson Tower as a complement to his new country estate, “Dreamwold,” at the beginning of the twentieth century. Local legend says that after the Scituate Water Company constructed its steel standpipe, Lawson’s wife Jeannie saw it and asked her husband to do something about the view out their back windows at Dreamwold Hall. Read more about Lawson Tower

Burial Hill Cemetery
School Street
Plymouth , MA

Alexander Scammell Memorial

This small memorial, made of a bronze plaque mounted on a granite stone, marks the site of the once influential school where Alexander Scammell taught before the US Revolutionary War. Scammell was Colonel and Adjutant General when he was killed near Yorktown in 1781. The stone memorial is engraved with the commemoration of the site and serves as a reminder of both Colonel and General Scammell's work as a school teacher and of the great sacrifice he made when he died. Read more about Alexander Scammell Memorial

Pilgrim Mother Statue
72 Water Street Corner of North & Water Street
Plymouth , MA

Pilgrim Mother Statue

A gift from the Daughters of the American Revolution for the 1921 Tercentenary Celebration. Read more about Pilgrim Mother Statue

Center Park, across from the First Congregational Church on
11 Gibbs Ave
Wareham , MA

Soldiers and Sailors Monument at Center Park

This monuments stands as the focal point of the Town Green (also known as Center Park) in Wareham, Massachusetts. Erected by the town in 1904, the Soldiers and Sailors Monument honors the loyal citizens of Wareham who have served in the French and Indian War, Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and The Civil War.  At the foot of the monument sits two Civil War cannons, each weighing between seven and eight tons. In front of the cannons, on the moument's east side, is a pyramid of 35 cannon balls. Center Park is the location for many of the town's important speeches and parades. Read more about Soldiers and Sailors Monument at Center Park