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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
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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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Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Climbed the 252 tower. It was a combination of stairs and ramps which made for an easier climb. It was worth the effort as when you get to the top there is a 360 degree view of Provincetown. It is breathtaking! It was fun looking at the places in Cape Cod who donated to the construction of the tower. This... More

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Westbrook, Connecticut
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82 reviews 82 reviews
15 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

My wife and I have been visiting P town 4-5 times per year for the past 10 years and never climbed the monument until last weekend. We are glad that we finally did it. The views from up there are spectacular! the climb takes about 8-10 min at a normal pace. the museum at the bottom are very informative with... More

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Confolens, France
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53 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

A good climb to the top but the views are worth it. Lucky to have had perfect weather. Museum was ok but not exceptional.

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Estero, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We learned this is where the pilgrims landed and created the Mayflower compact! Of course it's going to be a climb so prepare yourself. The views are very nice but the structure and walkways aren't conducive to great enjoyment. If you squat you can take pictures from the open spaces below and avoid the glass barrier.

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WGRI
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

I was unable to make the climb up to the top. They tell you how EASY it is, and how 90yr olds do it. Well...even my husband had a tough time, and stopped to rest 3-4 times during the hike. Luckily it's fall and it's not HOT, and you aren't packed with people ahead and behind you that you might... More

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Hadley, NY
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The climb up the 230+ feet of the Pilgrim Monument isn't as hard as you might think since there are both graded ramps and stairs. The view is worth the effort! The museum is informative but small.

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Tucson, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It is a challenging walk up the hill, but well worth it. The views are great from that vantage point. We attended a wedding on the grounds. The catering staff did a great job, I guess they do alot of functions there.

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Martins Creek, Pennsylvania
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80 reviews 80 reviews
29 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Nice place to visit. Lots of history. Must see. Lost count of steps after 110, not to many more. Lots of ramps also.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The climb to the top of the monument was long but not arduous. and the view was definitely worth it!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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66 reviews 66 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

You can't beat the view once you get to the top. You can see the whole of Provincetown. The museum also has some very interesting items so don't skip it.

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