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Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum

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Address: High Pole Hill Road, Provincetown, MA 02657
Phone Number: 508-487-1310
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Activities: Hiking
Description: This monument commemorates the Pilgrim's first landing in Provincetown...
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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Great Historicla Site

This was great to see. I did not know much about the Pilgrims and Provincetown. The monument is very well kept. That view is AWESOME!! Don't forget to do some bike riding up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Springfield, Missouri, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

The clerks at the place seemed very unhappy to give me information and did not greet me when i walked in. The younger one had absolutely no sense of humor and begrudgingly allowed me to at least take a picture of the tower. The lower monument was covered in tools and the workers would not speak to anyone about what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This was great to see. I did not know much about the Pilgrims and Provincetown. The monument is very well kept. That view is AWESOME!! Don't forget to do some bike riding up there.

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Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

When in p town can be seen at most locations near the cementary is a good spot to get a different view point . At night when it is light it is the star attraction

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Eastham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The walk up to the top of the monument is very interesting with the plaques from all the towns and cities and the view from the top is worth the steps.

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Portage, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The view from the top is breath-taking. I would go back in a heartbeat and spend some more time in the museum. Nice facility, very friendly staff.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The monument itself is tall, narrow and dominates the scenery of the town from just about anywhere being at the top of one of the tallest points in town. It's a lot of stairs and long inclined ramps to get to the top. Admittedly one person in our party had a severe fear of heights and started getting vertigo trying... More 

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Melrose Park, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Taking the drive to Provincetown takes time, but it's a pretty drive. The museum has some great information about the area and the walk out to monument is not far. Can get some nice pictures of the area, but if you have any kind of knee or heart problems, the climb up to the top of the monument might be... More 

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Dornbirn, Austria
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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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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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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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