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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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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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History of whaling on display this summer

Learn about history or the area, pre-colonial native Americans, the Mayflower landing and about the construction of the monument. Currently there is a wonderful exhibit on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Worthington, Massachusetts
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Worthington, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Learn about history or the area, pre-colonial native Americans, the Mayflower landing and about the construction of the monument. Currently there is a wonderful exhibit on whaling. Everone who visits should climb the town if they are able as the view if terrific.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

There is an excellent view of Provincetown even without climbing the monument since the museum is on a bluff looking out over the harbor. I didn't think the climb to the top of the tower was that tough because instead of having to climb steps all the way, the tower has mostly ramps which are slanted with a gentle incline... More 

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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

For anyone spending a day in Provincetown this is a must. The climb to the top is not nearly as difficult as one might think. While there are a few steps at the beginning and end, most of it is ramps. The ramps are wide, and the intermittent windows allow for an ever increasing view. The top offers a panoramic... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is the tallest ALL GRANITE structure in the United States and is part of the Provincetown Historic District. Admission Fees are $12 for adults - $10 for senior citizens (65 and older) - $4 for children (4->12) and free for museum members. We saved on parking by walking up from the center of P'town. We learned long ago to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Very informative. $12 to park and you get 1 free admission. Very informative information in the main building, and plenty to see. The walk up is easy, some stairs then ramps. The view and breeze is awesome. The parking lot doesn't close and you can park all day. My husband and I walked to Commercial St. and spent the day.... More 

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Acton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This is a must-see in Provincetown. The monument is a good exercise, but not really challenging. We were able to take our seven year old and one year old on the monument. The museum is also very nice. It has some very interesting pilgrim items on display. We had a fun morning there. Here is a video of our visit... More 

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The centre attraction is the tower and this can be seen from most places around the town. Great view from the top. Getting to the top is slightly easier than you might expect. The tower is square, and instead of just endless steps there are only steps in each of the four corners and these are linked with inclined ramps.... More 

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Onset, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Take the time to climb this monument and on a clear day, you will NOT be disappointed with the views in all directions! Despite the rich history and what the monument represents, the views are astounding at the top. In all directions you can see this beautiful spit of land called Provincetown. The harbor is spread below along with the... More 

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bordentown
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed the museum and monument. At first, the monument looks like a tough climb but it's not that bad. Definitely worth the hike. The views are beautiful. And don't forget to take advantage of the parking (they will give you one free admission into the museum)!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I thought I knew my history but obviously not all of it - surprised to learn the Pilgrims first came ashore here and not Plymouth Rock. The museum is informative but mostly you're there to climb the tour. Thankfully most of it is a ramp but there are some stairs. Wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be. Beautiful... More 

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