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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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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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Good museum and monument

The museum and monument are well organized. The museum gives a good account of the history and development of Ptown. The monument is 350ft tall, but the climb is made easier by... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The museum and monument are well organized. The museum gives a good account of the history and development of Ptown. The monument is 350ft tall, but the climb is made easier by having mainly ramps rather than stairs. Don't be put off, it's worth the climb,movies are spectacular.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Great view of Provincetown and the Bay with tons of History to soak up. We went for the view and stayed for hours learning of the long history of P Town, Pilgrims, Indians, and Whaling.

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Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Very nice and so much to see. Weather was awful so I didn't climb the tower but I did it years ago and the scenery is amazing.

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Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Interesting history. Long walk to the top is worth it for the view. The museum was interesting; I learned a lot about the history of the place and the Pilgrims.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The Monument is very impressive on top of a hill. The museum about the whaling history is very well done with a lot of reading. The other side of the museum has a great deal of info about the actual monument structure. More detail than we were interested in learning. The Pilgrims landed and stayed at Provincetown on Cape Cod... More 

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Danbury, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The museum is nice, small, digestible, and mostly well-curated. That and the tower area are priced at $12/10. The tower climb is manageable but the descent can really give your calf muscles some punishment. Don't even think about wheelchair access or elevator. The tower gives a nice view. Historical items omitted which could interest other visitors: 1. the tower design... More 

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Denver
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

The monument was not difficult to climb as most of elevation gain is on ramps. The museum presents an easy and interesting history of the area and the people that settled it and have lived there over the years.

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Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

If your into history or just simply looking for an awesome view of the Cape and or the shoreline then you have to get up in the tower. It's not the normal climb a bunch of steps. This is a little different. there is 2 steps in each corner and then a ramp that's on a incline to the next... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

If you are able to make the climb (116 steps and 60 ramps), enjoy a wonderful view of Provincetown and the Cape. Learn a little bit about where the Pilgrims really landed in the Americas. It's not what we learned in school...

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Takoma Park, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

It is a pretty good climb to the top but you are rewarded with great views of the area. It really is a must-do when you here in P-Town.

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