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Provincetown Library

356 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657-2322
+1 508-487-7094
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Better Than a Ship-in-a-Bottle

Don't just take a selfie with the whimsical Tourist statue and the library in the background. Walk... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Tom B
Worthington, Ohio
Quaint library!

There's an upstairs surprise in the children's section. Take a moment & stop in the Provincetown... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Houston, Texas
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356 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657-2322
+1 508-487-7094
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Don't just take a selfie with the whimsical Tourist statue and the library in the background. Walk up the granite steps and go inside. The center interior of the library is dominated by a faithful half scale replica of the famed Rose Dorothea schooner. Take...More

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There's an upstairs surprise in the children's section. Take a moment & stop in the Provincetown Library!

Thank sgraves78
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Another place in Cape Cod immortalised by artist Edward Hopper in the 1930's , this lovely building a former Church, is now local Library of Provincetown. Aside from Its primary function (as what looks like an excellently stocked collection of books and other educational materials...More

Thank Adrian W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We heard there was a ship on the second floor of the library and went for a visit. We were impressed with the building itself. It's been recently renovated. Inside was beautiful and indeed, on the second floor, there was a half scale model of...More

Thank Greg Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This library has a real size boat inside on second floor. Not sure how they got it there but it takes up most of the floor. Worth seeing.

Thank TarHeel071
Reviewed 7 August 2017

If you are a library fan please see the second floor of this Library. Amazing place very nice and well maintain. Congratulation to the people who create this Library.

Thank GaetanV_12
Reviewed 31 July 2017

We came here to read. It's a small library and there is a constant parade of tourists who come in and look around. Amazing how many speak in street voices and how many let their kids run around and yell in a library. But that's...More

Thank M C
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Don't miss the view and the huge ship model upstairs! A beautiful renovated church, thank goodness. PS: nice bathrooms too...

Thank VMR510
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Step inside this public place and marvel and its sea history. Take the elevator or walk the steps to the second floor where you will encounter the half scale model of the Rosa Dorthea, a fishing scooter, which took 11 years to construct. Aptly placed,...More

Thank msp1231
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Like many visitors to Ptown I've walked by this historic building on Commercial Street countless times during visits--this year I ventured inside.The now-library offers great views of Ptown Harbor, a schooner INSIDE the main area, fascinating historic photographs lining the hauls--all in a lovingly restored...More

Thank William B
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