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Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum

High Pole Hill Road, Provincetown, MA 02657
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Ranked #3 of 27 Attractions in Provincetown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Museums, Landmarks
Activities: Hiking
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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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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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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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West Sussex
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We were so glad we did not give up on the way to the monument but reached the top. The view is impressive. They have a nice souvenir store and a small cute museum. The staff can share some good stories with you.

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Orchard Park, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Huge tip for travelers to P-town--park here for the day. Right now they are running a deal where you park here all day for $10 and get one free admission to the monument/museum which is worth $12. The monument stairs have been refurbished since my last visit and are much easier to climb. The view is amazing and the brief... More

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Easton, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

Worth the hike to the top and once you see the view, you will know why. Museum was pretty cool too. We really enjoyed it

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

This felt like a trap. You don't find out that it costs $12 per person until you get there, when it's difficult to back out without family stress. The Monument is on top of a hill which you must climb before you find out how much this costs. So imagine hiking up the winding road (no sidewalk) with young children,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

I recently visited Provincetown and as a history buff, the number one place I had to visit was the Pilgrim Monument. I walked from downtown Ptown to the monument, probably a 5-10 minute walk and was shocked to find out that the entry was $12, having no cash I did not enter it. It works out that I did not... More

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