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Halifax, Massachusetts: Legs of Myles Standish

The military commander of the Pilgrims has a towering statue in Duxbury. But the 12-foot-tall, 10-ton granite legs of the original 1872 statue, destroyed by lightning in 1922, stand in Halifax. Owner Marc Valentine often greets visitors.

20 Dwight St., Halifax, MA
On the north side of West Lake. From Hwy 58/Monponsett St. turn west onto Ocean Ave. Drive one block. Turn right onto Dwight St. You'll soon see the legs on the left. Watch for "Legs Monument" lawn signs.
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Legs of Myles Standish

I stopped to show a friend the remains of the Myles Standish statue and we got a great history lesson from owner Marc Valentine. He has other interesting historical artifacts there, too. He also hopes to locate the original head, as it's known to be intact somewhere in Massachusetts.

[Michael, 09/08/2023]
Legs of Myles Standish

We saw a sign for this and decided to stop to see the legs. We were fortunate as the property owner was standing near the legs and provided a great historical tour. I love to learn about local history from passionate subject matter experts.

[Bill, 09/01/2023]
Legs of Myles Standish

The owner gave us a history lesson of the area. More people should hear his stories. Will return again.

[Bob T, 05/14/2023]
Legs of Myles Standish

This was such a treat! Came to see the legs and got a whole living person, too. Marc Valentine owns the place and was standing outside by the legs. He gave us a whole tour, which included visual aids and everything. We also received souvenir pins for listening to him. He spent about ten minutes talking to us and telling us stories about the area.

[Abby Sipress, 04/15/2023]

Myles Standish Legs.

Myles Standish Legs

Visited here today; really enjoyed it. The host, Valentine, is a gem! An enthusiastic storyteller. We hope he is there for your visit.

[Tom Gorhma, 07/24/2021]

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