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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Activities: Hiking
Description: 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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Great Monument and Great Parking Lot

It is really enjoyable to walk the stairs to the top of the Pilgrim Monument and look out over the land and sea. It is also great that they give you a free admission when you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

It is really enjoyable to walk the stairs to the top of the Pilgrim Monument and look out over the land and sea. It is also great that they give you a free admission when you park in their parking lot!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

The absolute best views of Ptown. Easy to navigate the pilgrim monument thanks to a series of ramps instead of stairs. Worth the little effort it takes to reach the top.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Did this on our first day on Cape. Gives a real perspective over the area. Museum was well worth a visit. Stayed for a long time reading up on history of the area. Perhaps not so good for small children. A lot of detailed writing and exhibits. But fitted perfectly for our age range.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Great info about the Mayflower Compact, history of the Cape, and P-Town/Whaling. They offered a wonderful array of historical items to view as well. We didn't make the trek to the top of the monument, but it would have been an awesome view of P-Town, Cape Cod Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This was interesting. We didn't go up in the monument, but walked the museum. Very interesting to learn a bit more of the history of the Pilgrims. Too bad the treatment of the Natives was only covered in a very small area at the very back. No acknowledgement that Jamestown came first. Oh well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I enjoy history and museums so I found the museum very interesting. However if museums aren't your thing, the monument itself is still worth the time and money. The view from the top is beautiful. Be aware that there are some steps and a lot of ramps to navigate in the monument.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This was a cool find on our trip. It was interesting to hear about the history and relearn about thing you had forgotten. The monument is amazing and if you can climb all of the stairs the view is another great one. Are there any bad views on the Cape though?

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

a must see and do if you are here. Take the hike to the top after you spent a few days here rather than going first, then you can try to find all the places you visited and you can better relate, rather than looking out at unfamiliar scenery. It is amazing how everything seems so close from up there.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

A geocache brought me here and thanks to the staff who also knew about it. Fun little day time activity. Museum is very clean and I learned some great new information. Be sure to have a lot of energy to walk the stairs though. Wonderful view once up top.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The climb to the top of the Pilgrim Monument is always fun and this time the view was stunning! And, the museum does such a compelling and engaging job of taking us back in time to learn how Provincetown-and the USA-came to be. A must to do!!

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Additional Information about Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum

Address: High Pole Hill Road, Provincetown, MA 02657
Phone Number: 508-487-1310
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Provincetown
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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