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Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum

Address: High Pole Hill Road, Provincetown, MA 02657
Phone Number: 508-487-1310
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Ranked #2 of 28 Attractions in Provincetown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: This monument commemorates the Pilgrim's first landing in...
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Hiking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Dornbirn, Austria
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The climb to the top is not bad if you're in good shape, but those who get winded easily will want to stick to the museum and taking photos from below. It was interesting to read the plaques on the way up from the states, towns, and organizations which contributed to the building of the monument. The view from the... More 

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Ithaca, New York, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This place is chock full of amazing history of the Cape Cod area. The climb to the top was a bit tiring, but completely worth it for the view. We went on a less than ideal day, but we could still see a good deal from the top of the monument. The museums at the entrance are where history buffs... More 

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Windham, Connecticut, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

When you walk in it's very confusing on were you go to pay,but once we figured it out we made are way to the whaling room(which gave quite a bit of the Cape's whaling history) From there we headed outside to climb the monument. to be honest it didn't look bad from the ground,lol! At about the half way point... More 

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Stratford, Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Climbed to the top of the tower - in VERY cold weather! But was still very cool - lots of plaques and info on the way. Museum was very interesting.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We went up the monument with 50mph winds outside, which totally freaked me out. But once we climbed back down, we visited the museum to give me a chance to collect myself and it turned out to be much larger than I originally expected. If your interested in the history of Provincetown or the monument itself it's worthwhile.

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Oxford, Connecticut, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We made the decision to make the trek to the top of the monument - it was easier than expected, with ramps instead of stairs for the majority of the ascent. The museum was far larger than we had originally thought. A fun stop in Provincetown.

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New York City, New York
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17 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We climbed the Pilgrim Monument which took up about 15min and lots of stairs. Kids run up and down quickly but we had to take our time and climb the stairs. It was worth the climb when we got up and saw the view. You can see the tip of Cape Cod, MA from the top. You get 360 degree... More 

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Modesto, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This is a wonderful Museum on the history of the whale fishing, which actually brought the people to this area, as all the sailing ships would put into Provincetown with their sailors from Portugal, Spain, etc. This was a famous port and the history of the Captain's and families who settled here is so interesting. There is so much to... More 

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Stoddard, Wisconsin
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Almost ran out of daylight, but we went for it anyway...last ones up the tower for the day. Fun hike up, some steps but a lot of ramps made the climb easier. Great views from the top. The museum was much larger than we thought and had tons of great history.

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Oakville, Ontario, Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
12 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We could see the monument from a couple miles out as we drove towards P-town. The most dominating building in the area with no douth. If you're a history buff this is a must see.

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