Duxbury has always been just an exit off Rte 3, just north of Plymouth. But I was going to be in the area so I looked up what there is to do and see there.
The first place I visited is the oldest maintained cemetery in the country. Pilgrim forefathers Myles Standish and John Alden are interred here which came as a surprise. I assumed they were buried in Plymouth on Burial Hill.
John & Priscilla Alden's graves.
These old stones are so awesome. It's too bad gravestone rubbing is illegal here.
Compared to Europe this is still a very young country. But this is one of the oldest settlements in the USA.
Just up the road was the Myles Standish Monument. The gate was closed so I parked down at the bottom and hiked up the hill to see what was up there.
It was a very peaceful walk.
Finally reached the top of the hill to see this huge column. How did I never know these places existed?
The six New England states
View of the water from the road.
Duxbury: Who knew?