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. When the tower is open, visitors can climb 125 steps to a small viewing area at the top. The monument offers a panoramic view of the South Shore-church spires, several 19th-century lighthouses, Duxbury Beach, Plymouth Harbor, and the Blue Hills.
Picnic tables are available in the summer. The park road and tower are open Saturdays, and Sundays from Memorial Day Weekend through October, weather permitting.
In case of inclement weather, call (508) 208-0675 to see if the monument will be open.