Myles Standish Monument State Reservation

Crescent St, Duxbury, MA 02332, USA

(508) 208-0675; (508) 747-5360

Owned By: Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation

Climb to the top of Captain’s Hill for a panoramic view up and down the coast. The tower is open seasonally, on weekends, but you can hike up the hill anytime.


Situated 200 feet above sea level, the Myles Standish Monument is a 116-foot-tall granite shaft topped with 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 spectacular view includes church spires,  lighthouses, Plymouth Harbor, Cape Cod, and even the Blue Hills. All children must be accompanied by an adult. In inclement weather, call first to see if the monument is open.

Trail Description

Hike up the paved access road, or follow either of the two woodland trails to the top of the hill (one from Crescent Street, and the other from the access road, not far from the gate).

Habitats and Wildlife

The forest here is mostly pine, with some hemlock and beech. At the top of the hill there is a broad lawn. The views from the top are stunning!

Crescent St, Duxbury, MA 02332, USA

Historic Site: Yes

Park: No

Beach: No

Boat Launch: No

Lifeguards: No

Size: 28 acres

Hours: Pedestrian access daily from dawn to dusk. The park road and tower are open seasonally, on Saturdays and Sundays, from 10:30am to 6pm, weather permitting.

Parking: Limited on-site parking.

Cost: Free

Trail Difficulty: Easy, Medium


Informational kiosk, access to tower on summer weekends.

Dogs: Dogs must remain on leash or under control at all times. Scoop the poop!

Boat Ramp: No

ADA Access: No

Scenic Views: Yes

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