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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 (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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Beautiful Florentine Landmark

At the top of this landmark lighthouse tower, you see the best views of Provincetown, the Cape and the wide open Atlantic Ocean. Glorious spot to see the world.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Gardner, Massachusetts
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Gardner, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At the top of this landmark lighthouse tower, you see the best views of Provincetown, the Cape and the wide open Atlantic Ocean. Glorious spot to see the world.

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Morris Plains, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been climbing the monument for forty years and now do so with my children. I appreciate the way stairs are interspersed with ramps to make the climb manageable. Once at the top you will see breathtaking views in all directions. It is worth every step.

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Reisterstown, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

This place is worth going to seeing the view. They have a gift shop, and modern bathrooms. When walking up the tower you can stop to catch your breath.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Have been coming here for 50 years now. Museum and the Monument are well worth it. Easy climb up monument. Spectacular views. Museum has all sorts of interesting local history that is national to international in scope. Highly interesting!

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Saskatchewan Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

The tower is quite a climb but worth it! The museum is also very well displayed with artifacts and historical overview of the Pilgrim landing and lifestyle.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Fun place good view with the trip up. $12 is a bit high but it is so well maintained and nice its worth it if you think your maintaining a nice exhibit and paying people who really care about it.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

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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