Using the original colonial spelling of what is now called Plymouth, recreates life in a Pilgrim village in the 1620s. Authentic buildings, rare animals of that era, authentic dress and food . . . and "interpreters" (actors) who each represent actual settlers that lived here nearly 300 years ago. Ask them anything and you get a current, accurate reply . . .straight from the 1620s, authentic dialect included.
The "National Monument to the Forefathers," the largest solid granite monument in the United States, stands atop a hill facing northeast toward Plymouth Harbor and ultimately toward Plymouth, England, welcoming people arriving by water. The original concept for the 81 foot (25 m) tall monument dates to the 1820s, though the cornerstone was not laid until 1859. The monument was formally dedicated in 1889. Its inscription: "National Monument to the Forefathers. Erected by a grateful people in remembrance of their labors, sacrifices and sufferings for the cause of civil and religious liberty." Panels inscribe the names of settlers who arrived on the Mayflower.