Myles Standish Monument State Reservation

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Myles Standish Monument State Reservation
Massachusetts State Park
Myles Standish monument in Duxbury, Mass.jpg
Myles Standish Monument
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Plymouth
Town Duxbury
Location Crescent St, Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA
 - coordinates 42°0′50.06″N 70°40′55.88″W / 42.0139056°N 70.6821889°W / 42.0139056; -70.6821889Coordinates: 42°0′50.06″N 70°40′55.88″W / 42.0139056°N 70.6821889°W / 42.0139056; -70.6821889
 - elevation 7 ft (2 m) [1]
Area 30 acres (12 ha) [2]
Established Unspecified
Managed by Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
Locator Red.svg
Location in Massachusetts
Location in Massachusetts
Website : Myles Standish Monument State Reservation

Myles Standish Monument State Reservation is a Massachusetts state park located on Captain's Hill in Duxbury. The park is managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR).

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. Interpretive programs are also offered during summer.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Myles Standish State Park". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "2012 Acreage Listing". Department of Conservation and Recreation. April 2012. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Myles Standish Monument State Reservation". MassParks. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Retrieved August 20, 2013. 

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