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Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum

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Address: High Pole Hill Road, Provincetown, MA 02657
Phone Number: 508-487-1310
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This monument commemorates the Pilgrim's first landing in Provincetown...

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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charming museum highlighting the history of the original site of the Pilgrim's landing, and the subsequent fishing community that grew from those that stayed while others moved on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

charming museum highlighting the history of the original site of the Pilgrim's landing, and the subsequent fishing community that grew from those that stayed while others moved on to Plymouth. A trip up to the top of the monument is marked with stones commemorating the founding dates of all the towns in MA.

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Webster, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great history here and fun walk. It's a great place to a great view of PTown and learn a bit about why it's named Pilgrim Monument.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wander along the road, and a moderate climb up a hill to get to the Monument and Museum. You can drive up and parking is good. My husband went to the top of the monument.....170 steps, and said it was well worth the effort. I stayed in the museum because of knee issues.......😬 I just loved the... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can see this tower from every direction as you come into town. It was built as a memorial to the pilgrim landing in 1620. Entry is $12 per adult, $6 for children aged over about 5. There are 2 small museums attached, one dealing with the pilgrims and related times of history, the other with the areas whaling history.... More 

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Youngstown, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First we climbed the 116 steps and 60 ramps to the top of the Pilgrim Monument commemorating the Mayflower pilgrims first landing in the New World. You get that iconic Provincetown coastal view along with panoramic views all around. And it's a fun walk up to the top. On to the museum. This is a great museum covering the Pilgrims,... More 

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Watertown, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We held a wedding here in late August, with 75 guests. The staff were very friendly and helpful in assisting us with making choices about where on the property to hold the ceremony and to take formal pictures. We chose to have the ceremony on the paved area next to the monument, overlooking the harbor. That spot lent itself well... More 

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Bagneres-de-Bigorre, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once through the very interesting musem the Monument lies in front of you. Completed in 1910 the Monument commemorates the landing of the Pilgrim Fathers in the Mayflower before they continued to Plymouth. The climb of 116 steps and 60 short ramps takes about 10 minutes and is well worth the effort for the panoramic views in all directions.

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Milford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As you climb each handmade granite stair, you will notice on the walls there are inscriptions of each town in Massachusetts. When you reach the top you will be blown away as you see "The Curl" that is so distinctive of Provincetown on all maps live in front of you from 120 stories up is just breathtaking. And when you... More 

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Clemmons, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fee to get in is 12 dollars, but it is worth every cent! It is quite a climb to the top of the monument, but the view you get from there is incredible. It's like almost like getting to see Cape Cod and the surrounding area from a plane. The exhibits at the museum are all extensive and deal... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Oh yes, I climbed the stairs...thought I'd quit 1/2 way up, but I did it. Great views from the top. If you can manage it, Go for it!

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