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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 26 attractions in Provincetown
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Laconia, New Hampshire
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We were on vacation staying in Falmouth, but took a day trip to Province town. We went to the pilgrim monument. It was very inexpensive to get in, and although the climb was a bit high, it was so worth it to get to the top. The views were breath taking! There is protection completely surrounding the top of the... More

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Portland, Maine
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

You can see the monument from all over town, however it is worth taking a trip to the actual monument and museum its quick and fun for history lovers

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Niagara Falls, New York
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

My husband and I traveled to Cape Cod in August of 2012. We stayed in Falmouth but made a day trip to Provincetown. We went to the Pilgrim monument because of all the good reviews on Trip Advisor (and because of my need to fill every second of my day with something new and "exciting"). The museum was okay...I guess... More

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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is the premier landmark to visit in Provincetown. Spending every summer in Ptown since 2002, the museum is great for families - not too big and not too small. The climb up the tower for the views is manageable for those in their 70s, like me.

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Monrovia, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Provincetown is actually the first place the Pilgrims landed before they ended up in Plymouth. The history here is quite interesting. Their museum features many aspects of Pilgrim and Native American life. The Monument can be seen anywhere in town, as it sits high on top of a hill. The views of the Cape are amazing!

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Woburn, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Our daughter and son-in-law chose the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum for their wedding reception in August 2013. The grounds were green and gorgeous - cocktail hour was on the lawns - guests played lawn games, and listened to Irish Music. The buffet reception was under a magnificent tent - the harbor views were breathtaking. Guests danced under the tent... More

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Fremont, Ohio
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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

I visited Provincetown in July and was told you had to make the effort to climb the tower because it's such an outstanding view and I was NOT dissapointed!! It was awesome and the museum is very informative about the history of the tower and the town and the staff were very friendly people...Highly recommend this!

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Haiku, Hawaii
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

the view from the tower is amazing....love the history and the grounds.....the little museum is great with informative displays...very friendly workers too

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East Haven
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15 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

The Pilgrim monument is Provincetown's Space Needle. It's the easily recognized 252-foot symbol of PTown. We're so glad my husband and I made the effort to climb to the top of this iconic structure. The day we visited, it was actually snowing with fierce winds, so it was physically difficult to view out one side of the windows at the... More

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

This is a relatively easy climb as half of the upward process is ramps. There are good spots to stop and look out if you need a rest.. The views from the top are absolutely breath taking.

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