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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 27 Attractions in Provincetown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Hagerstown, Maryland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
19 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

We drove to the monument parking lot, and got a deal - the parking cost $12 for the entire day, and that included 1 free admission ticket, which is $12. The visitor center was full of awesome information - so much so, that we didn't have time to read and go through it all. My 57 year old mother in... More

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Sudbury, MA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

If your in P-Town, this is worth the climb. If you are coming up from Commercial street, the climb up the hill to get to the monument is the worst part of the trip. The monument itself is not a hard climb. Mostly ramps with a single stair at the end of each one. And the views are well worth... More

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Paris, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We walked up to the monument. It was quite a hike but well worth it. The views are beautiful. Nice little museum as well.

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Leamington Spa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Great views from the top, and a good exhibition of whaling and first settlers. Bit of a climb up but worth the effort.

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Frazer
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

I'm 62 and not in particularly good shape but I do like vistas. I decided to tackle this monument and am very glad I did. It is 116 steps and 60 (short) ramps. At the summit the view is terrific and the combination of ocean, shore, and peninsula makes it special. Worth the climb. I did not die.

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Mentor, Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Pilgrim monument was one of the most informative historical sites I have seen. I was taught in grade school history that the Pilgrims first landed at Plymouth Rock. Very clearly this is not true. The monument was an easier walk than I thought it would be. Luckily the day was cool with a nice breeze. The museum was informative and... More

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Cape Cod, MA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I've lived on CC almost my whole life and have never been to the Pilgrim Monument. I arrived at the monument around 4pm on a Saturday afternoon. I thought the cost of $12 was too much for what was offered. However, you do get free admission for 1 person with parking. I loved the climb to the top and the... More

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Fremont, California
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15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Loved the opportunity to visit the site that led to our national culture. The museum and area surrounding the monument is artfully constructed and very informative. Previous postings eluded to a possible scam or inappropriate charges for parking and admission, but it is actually well thought out and presented. Yes, there is a $12 parking fee and it is for... More

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Selma, North Carolina
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We had a great time climbing the Pilgrim Monument. When you look up at it from outside you might wonder if you want to climb it or not. It is much easier than it looks especially since they use a combination of steps and ramps. Most people should be able to do it if they just go at their own... More

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NJ
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76 reviews 76 reviews
8 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

For $12, we got admittance to the terrific exhibit, FORGOTTEN PORT - the history of Provincetown Whaling Museum, the standing exhibit on Provincetown history, and admittance to the gorgeous grounds of the Pilgrim Monument and Museum. This also included admittance to climb to the top of the Monument. What views!!! Go on a clear day with a good camera. Absolutely... More

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