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Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum

High Pole Hill Road, Provincetown, MA 02657
508-487-1310
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Ranked #3 of 27 attractions in Provincetown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Museums
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: This monument commemorates the Pilgrim's first landing in Provincetown (not Plymouth), where they conceived, wrote and committed to the Mayflower... more » 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. « less
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Sandwich, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I have lived most of my life on the Cape and go to Provincetown quite a few times over the year. I had never been to the Provincetown Monument Museum and was amazed at what a comprehensive and beautiful display they have. Each room is more fascinating than the next! I will be back often and plan to bring visiting... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Parking in Provencetown during the busy season is difficult to find and quite expensive. However, the Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum provides parking for $12/day, and there are usually spots available, so just for parking alone, it is worth visiting this monument. Now throw in the fact that that your parking fee includes the price of one admission, and the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Everything was great! Not for the faint or out of shape group; the grounds are perfect, and the view is stunning!

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The Pilgrim Monument was the best part of Provincetown., The tower has 187 steps and 64 ramps to the top, worth it for the views.

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Dover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

In fact, just climbing this memorial on the INSIDE, I was getting the jitters. For those of you who don't like heights: My fear was the anticipation as I climbed. I KNEW I was getting high, and often avoided looking out the small side windows. If you do that, you won't have any sense of how high up you are... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The museum is very informative contains plenty of history how the provincetown ( popularly known as ptown ) came into being and how whales are so tightly coupled with the identity of ptown. The view from top of the monument is amazing and whole ptown can be seen from there... I loved the hike up to the top... Tip: The... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

You can climb to the best view on Cape Cod in ten minutes flat! Don't miss the awesome dioramas at the museum either - they have fascinating array of historical objects on display.

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Iroquois Falls, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The climb up the Pilgrim Monument was worth the 360-degree view of Provincetown. We enjoyed learning about the history of Provincetown in the museum. There is a nice gift shop with a good selection of books.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

There is much more to the museum than the tower. The exhibits make the stories come alive, and it is easy to see how much the potential of a new life meant to the Pilgrims, for them to risk the hardship and sacrifice of such a voyage. Time and place come together, making it clear that weather, geography, geology, culture,... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

While visiting Ptown…you should take the time to tour the Pilgrim Monument…worth the trip! The views from the top our outstanding! There is a great museum as well…with friendly & knowledgeable staff!

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