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Coronavirus Update from The Trustees
Holmes Reservation
south-of-boston Plymouth, MA
26 acres

This property is open during normal hours. The Trustees asks that visitors follow social distancing guidelines for the health and safety of all. Please note: all buildings and inside areas are remain closed on all properties. For more information about our response to COVID-19, please click here.

From this broad, sloping field just outside downtown Plymouth, gaze across the historic harbor the Pilgrims entered four centuries ago.

What makes Holmes Reservation a special place?
This open, grassy field located on a busy thoroughfare in the heart of Plymouth is a treasured piece of open space in an otherwise developed city center.

From the top of the field, you can take in distant views of Plymouth Harbor, Duxbury Beach, Clark’s Island, and Gurnet Point. At the foot of the field is a small woodland bounded by abandoned tracks of the Old Colony Railroad. And, don't miss the beach nearby – it’s a great spot for kids to explore.

Before the Revolutionary War, a section of the reservation's field was part of a famous “Muster Ground.” Plymouth farmers in the militia would gather here to practice shooting their muskets and marching in formation.

There are no formal trails. Easy walking.

When to Visit
Year-round, daily, sunrise to sunset. Allow a minimum of half an hour.

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