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Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum

High Pole Hill Road, Provincetown, MA 02657
508-487-1310
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Ranked #4 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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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I loved the views from the top. I had a little trouble making it to the top but recovered pretty quickly. I'm 59.. The museum was pretty good, too. Be sure to watch the short film. I was on a tour bus and had to walk from the beach up the hill to get to the monument That walk was... More

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Silver Spring, MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Our family enjoyed the walk up the monument, examining all the donated and dedicated stones, making connections with familiar places along the way. The climb is steep --we are middle aged but quite fit and it was hard work. The climb down would be difficult for those with bad knees or hips for sure. Definitely worth the climb for the... More

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Hernando, Mississippi, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Very strenuous walk but the views were nice once you got to the top. $12 per adult seems a little pricey.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

This was not worth $12 person to see it. My thoughts see it from a distance...granted the view at the top aint bad.

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bethel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

$12 per person for access to the monument and museum. It is definitely worth a visit as the monument provides the best view in Provincetown. However, note that there is no elevator to the top of the monument, and that to go to the top, you must climb the stairs and ramps inside the tower. There are actually quite a... More

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Margate, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

This was my first time climbing up the monument since college(30 years ago). I have to been to Provincetown quite a few times since then. Tried to do this last year, but it was a foggy day. The climb is not too bad. The lighting has improved since the last trip. The 360 degree views are amazing. Looking at the... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

There's nothing like actually seeing the actual spit of land we all identify with Cape Cod on a map. Plus, the history here: see engraved markers from the dozens of towns that supported the construction of this monument built to look like the bell tower of Siena, Italy. The museum downstairs is superb; a perfectly sized exhibition on the history... More

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O'Fallon, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We didn't make it to the top - arrived too late - give yourself at least an hour before closing to get to the top of the monument. The view from the grounds over the water is lovely.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

While we didn't visit the Monument this year we did last year. The trip to the top is well worth the time. The panorama or P-Town is laid out before you. In addition to the outstanding view of the Monument, the Museum to develop an appreciate of the first visitors.

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Nova Esperanca, PR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Is just another monument looking over the harbor. It is kind of hard to find but just look for the street that go up. Plus at the bottom of the hill just up from the harbor is also some more items that talk about the monument and the history of the town. Disability access is limited and disability parking is... More

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