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Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum

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Address: High Pole Hill Road, Provincetown, MA 02657
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+1 508-487-1310
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

This monument commemorates the Pilgrim's first landing in Provincetown (not...

This monument commemorates the Pilgrim's first landing in Provincetown (not Plymouth), where they conceived, wrote and committed to the Mayflower Compact - the foundational document for the democracy America enjoys today. The Monument is the tallest all-granite structure in the U.S. rising 353 feet above sea level, and at the top, visitors are provided the most spectacular view of Cape Cod.In addition to the MOnument, the Provincetown Museum presents the unique cultural heritage of this historic town with special exhibitions and permanent displays.The Monument and Museum has ample parking, is open daily from APril 1st through November 30, and NEW this year - a food concession call the "Shallop Cafe" where visitors can enjoy a picnic lunch overlooking Provincetown and the Bay.

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Very diverse and eclectic local people. You will see things you can not UN-See. Lots of shops and fun things to do. We went on an evening sail with the nomad pirates who liked... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very diverse and eclectic local people. You will see things you can not UN-See. Lots of shops and fun things to do. We went on an evening sail with the nomad pirates who liked to paint their toenails. It was nice but yup, Very Diverse. Have fun! We did!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The views from the top are great if you survive the climb. Lots of steps, but plenty of landings to catch your breath. Well worth the trip to the top to see all of Provincetown.

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Super views over all of P-town and a great museum to visit! It is a little high to climb, but you will love it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Be prepared to walk and climb stairs. Excellent and informative museum. Views were outstanding at the top of the tower.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We went up for the Monument Christmas Lighting. The museum was free for the evening so we also got to look around inside. What a view, I would highly recommend it to anyone in town.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

A really great monument for an historic event. Well worth walking up the steps - the view from the top is amazing. There were very few people there during my visit in October. Indeed it was fun to meet someone who lives near me in England!! The museum was also brilliant and well worth visiting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

We got there late and only had time for the museum but well worth it. Excellent displays that really told the very interesting story of this wonderful town.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Late November on a cold sunny day is the perfect time to visit the monument. We had the place to ourselves and made our way to the top of the monument. The views over the town and surrounding areas are magnificent. This is the best way to see the topography of the cape. The monument itself is a tremendous achievement... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

What a great view of Cape Cod! The climb to the top of the monument offered a beautiful view. The ramps incorporated in the steps in the monument made the climb easier. The museum offered a lot of insight into the area. The bathrooms in the basement were oddly placed. Just be aware.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

This monument is a must-see for any first-time Provincetown visitor. Its southern European architecture stands out strikingly above the town, and you see it as soon as you come over the hill between Wellfleet and North Truro. It's a work-out to walk up to the top, but the views from there are well worth the exertion. No other spot commands... More 

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