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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Definitely a great view and interesting history museum. A must visit. The staff wasn't very well informed of the surrounding waters and questions we had. All around a good visit, definitely a must-do in P-Town. Make sure you go before the monument closes!! We almost missed it!

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Indianapolis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We started our day here by climbing up the monument with our four kids, which took about 10 minutes. We had a clear morning, which gave us spectacular views of Ptown, the entire Cape, and both the bay and the Atlantic. Lots of good photos!! The museum is worth a look, with some nice history of the Pilgrims and the... More

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Hamilton Square, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This was our first visit to Provincetown, but if you are driving in to town, I don't think you will find a better place to begin and end your day in the city. As other reviewers have mentioned, you get a free admission to the museum with your all day parking pass (which also includes in and out privileges--such a... More

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West Simsbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Each summer we love to climb the monument. It is great exercise and a great view of the entire outer Cape. The museum at the base is also worth the stop.

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Beacon, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Pilgrim Monument was a lot of fun! Getting to the top is easier than expected since it is mostly ramps and not so many steps. The view from the top is really incredible and puts all of Provincetown in perspective. There is a nice museum at the base with interesting information. I would advice parking in the lot if you... More

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East Aurora, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Loved this spot to learn some Provincetown history and see all of Cape Cod from the top! Easy climb up (series of stairs and ramps) even with our 1 year old.

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Sandwich, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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

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

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

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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