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Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum

Address: High Pole Hill Road, Provincetown, MA 02657
Phone Number: 508-487-1310
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Ranked #2 of 28 Attractions in Provincetown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: This monument commemorates the Pilgrim's first landing in...
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Hiking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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.
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Highly recommended place to visit for any age category. Astonishing views of the area from the top of the monument.

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We have visited in past years --- but always enjoy the climb and the view at the top. The climb is easy on the knees as not all stairs ---- alternates with a "ramp" which is easier to navigate. This year we met groups of students on our way up and our way down. The students we were passing that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

You won't want to miss this 160-step climb up the Provincetown Monument, especially if you have kids. The views are spectacular and the whole place is Grade-A for clean, well-maintained and interesting. The museum is not your average tourist shop posing as a museum. This is world-class stuff !! You will find the exhibits breathtaking and fascinating. This locale is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We got a free pass when we parked in the lot next to it, so we sprang for the second ticket and entered. First off, the museum had a lot of interesting things in it, perhaps somewhat random, but worth looking at. Particularly fine were all the boat models, especially the fishing boat models, many representing boats that sank within... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

The climb to the top is a great way to work off your lunch. But make sure you allow time for the museum as well. Lots to see for history buffs!

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

This monument is great for seeing the area surrounding Provincetown and the tip of Cape Cod. On a clear day you can see all the way across the bay to Boston if you know where to look. The walk up the monument is moderate with it being mostly ramps and a step at each turn. The museum below contains some... More 

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Sevenoaks
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

As I don't "do" heights if I can avoud it I stayed at the bottom overlooking the curly end of Cape cod while my husband made the relatively (in his opinion as there were many ramps) easy ascent to the top. It is a magnificent view across the bay and he could even see our hire car parked in the... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Its not a short climb up but the views are gorgeous from the top of the tower. The museum had some interesting things as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

This monument stands on an imposing site in Provincetown overlooking the beautiful harbour and out to sea. It is quite a climb up to the top but the views on a clear day are well worth the effort, so my friend said! I don't like stairs and I like heights even less, so I gave her the job. However, on... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

You get to see the whole Provicetown & get to take amazing pictures. I must say there is really nothing that i disliked that should tell it all

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