Myles Standish Monument State Reservation
|Myles Standish Monument State Reservation|
|Massachusetts State Park|
Myles Standish Monument
|Location||Crescent St, Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA|
|- elevation||7 ft (2 m) |
|Area||30 acres (12 ha) |
|Managed by||Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation|
|Website : Myles Standish Monument State Reservation|
The focus of the park is a 116-foot granite shaft topped by a 14-foot statue of Captain Myles Standish. Standish was military leader of Plymouth Colony. The tower was built from 1872 to 1898, and refurbished in 1988. The 125 steps of the tower can be climbed when open, yielding views from the top of several 19th-century lighthouses, Duxbury Beach, Plymouth Harbor, and even the Blue Hills to the northwest.
A pine grove and walking trails are complemented by picnic tables during the summer, during which time interpretive programs are also offered.
- "Myles Standish State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
- "2012 Acreage Listing" (PDF). Department of Conservation and Recreation. April 2012. Retrieved January 19, 2014.
- "Myles Standish Monument State Reservation". MassParks. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Retrieved August 20, 2013.
- Myles Standish Monument State Reservation Department of Conservation and Recreation