Pilgrim Memorial State Park

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Pilgrim Memorial State Park
Massachusetts State Park
Plymouth Rock Monument.JPG
The building that encloses Plymouth Rock
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Plymouth
Town Plymouth
Location 79 Water Street
 - elevation 10 ft (3 m) [1]
 - coordinates 41°57′30″N 70°39′43″W / 41.95833°N 70.66194°W / 41.95833; -70.66194Coordinates: 41°57′30″N 70°39′43″W / 41.95833°N 70.66194°W / 41.95833; -70.66194 [1]
Area 17 acres (7 ha)
 - State park 6 acres (2 ha) [2]
 - National monument 11 acres (4 ha) [2]
Established 1920
Management Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
Location in Massachusetts
Website: Pilgrim Memorial State Park

Pilgrim Memorial State Park comprises two monuments — Plymouth Rock and the National Monument to the Forefathers — in Plymouth, Massachusetts.[3] Closely related to these memorials is the Myles Standish Monument State Reservation which can be seen across the Plymouth Bay in Duxbury, Massachusetts. Owned by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, these sites are managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.[3]

History[edit]

Pilgrim Memorial State Park was created in 1920 to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Pilgrim landing. Landfill was brought in and the shoreline changed, creating arms of land around Plymouth Rock. The portico designed by McKim, Mead and White was completed and other memorials donated and dedicated.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Plymouth Rock". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ a b "2012 Acreage Listing" (PDF). Department of Conservation and Recreation. April 2012. Retrieved December 22, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Pilgrim Memorial State Park". MassParks. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Retrieved December 22, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Pilgrim Memorial State Park". The Cultural Landscape Foundation. Retrieved February 20, 2017. 

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