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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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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

When in Provincetown it's hard not to spot the Pilgrim Monument - a huge, slightly unattractive granite column that towers over the town from atop a bluff. Parking at the monument is expensive - $12 - but it does include one free admission to the monument which is a $12 value. The $12 admission price is pretty steep for what... More

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Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

It's a hike up to the base (you can drive but you pay to park) and then it's a good hike up. But it was well handled, the staff is super friendly, it's good exercise and if course it's a great view!

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

As others have written, park in the lot behind the museum for $12 and receive one free admission ticket as well as all day parking. Seniors are admitted for $10. The ramps made for an easier climb than we expected. The windows were open (no plastic coverings) so a refreshing wind cooled us down as we climbed. The ascent was... More

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DeWitt, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This is a must for anyone visiting Provincetown. It's quite a climb to the viewing level of the tower and if you are not in good health, you might not want to try it. People in reasonably good health will do okay, but may need a couple of stops to catch their breath. The view from the top is outstanding,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

It is actually a relatively easy walk up lots of ramps - worth the view. Be sure to give yourself enough time to explore the museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Great view of cape, easy climb to the top even for kids, cool bits of history to learn, well kept grounds. Definitely worth a visit. Also, parking is included with a price of one adult admission and you can leave your car there while you walk around the center of town too.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

The Pilgrim Monument is a must see if going to Provincetown! The Monument is the tallest granite structure in America. To get up to the amazing view is about 100+ steps and 15+ ramps. The view is spectacular. The museum is also great. If you go to Province town go to the Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum.

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Denville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Fantastic panoramic view of Provincetown; well worth the 252 foot climb. The museum has excellent exhibits including historical records, film, pictures, scale models and artifacts. Worth the visit. If planning on going to the Monument and Museum, check the parking at the Monument. During our visit, parking fee included one complimentary entry to the Monument.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This was nice to do. It gave a great view of Ptown. If you are out of shape and don't do well climbing or like heights I would not suggest it. It is a good workout but can be difficult if you have walking or leg issues.

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Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

An amazing experience. An incredible view and well worth the steps. The visitor center has a great little museum and is very interesting. Overall well worth the visit

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