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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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9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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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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Provincetown is an interesting place in itself, definitely worth a visit as the original landing place for the Mayflower before they carried on to Plymouth. The monument can be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Ayr, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Provincetown is an interesting place in itself, definitely worth a visit as the original landing place for the Mayflower before they carried on to Plymouth. The monument can be seen for miles around and my son braved the climb to get some great photos of the view from the top. The museum itself was good and worthy of a couple... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

Go early to get parking. Be prepare for the climb in the Tower. definitely worth seeing the history firsthand.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The stairs just keep going on and on. The last time I climbed it I was 19 and showing off for a 19 year old girl. This time I am ## years old and I really did not think I could make it. Round and round, up and up. Then, when it could not possibly be any higher, I ask... More 

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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

at least once in a visit to P'town, one must make the climb. the view is wonderful. not too high. there are more strenuous climbs for city towers.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The museum isn't very big but there is plenty there to look at in detail, a very informative view of the life of the early settlers. The Pilgrim Monument is the tallest all granite structure in the U.S. and was well worth the climb to the top for the views on all 4 sides. We were lucky that just as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

modest fee, maybe a tad higher than I'd like but the museum and views from the Tower are really great and make you forget about the fee... Warning they do charge $12 for parking but that included one free admittance... I kinda think it would be better if that covered your admittance of the entire care or maybe gave you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The climb to the top of the tower is a good workout, and you're rewarded by unbeatable views over P'Town and Cape Cod from the top. Bear in mind though that if it's breezy at ground level it'll be blustery (if not gale-force) up top. The attached museum offers an interesting insight into local history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This 10 minute hike up inside the monument is well worth the view of the tip of Massachusetts. The air conditioning in the summertime is a nice refreshing time in the museum down below.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The presentation of the history was easy to follow. And succinct. The view from atop the monument is beautiful. Well worth the climb.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We went mainly to climb the tower and see the view - which was well-worth it and fun for our family. You have to buy your ticket for both the tower and museum, and we were pleasantly surprised by the museum - it was super interesting, well-set up, and had cool historical items on display.

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Additional Information about Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum

Address: High Pole Hill Road, Provincetown, MA 02657
Phone Number: 508-487-1310
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Provincetown
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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