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Provincetown Library

356 Commerical St, Provincetown, MA 02657
508-487-7094
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Ranked #5 of 27 attractions in Provincetown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries
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English first
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We were on vacation with our three year old son. We were walking along and a woman outside told us to check out the library. TRUST ME!! Go to the second floor and see the replica whaling ship...it is an amazing sight. In addition to the boat, our son loved the children's section. This library was absolutely worth checking out!

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East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

To be blown away by the full sized schooner they built INSIDE the library. Flyer Santos, a local legend in this town, fought to keep this ship inside the library before they built it. We all thought it was crazy, but when we saw it after the renovations we were all blown away! A good place to bring a laptop... More

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Definitely visit the library. The building is historic and beautiful. You have heard of a ship in a bottle but have you ever heard of a ship in a library? Go to the second floor and be stunned. Quiet and relaxing. Plus free internet!

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Alexandria, VA
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127 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

A great place to get away from the crowd on Commercial Street. Fully equipped with connections to the Internet as well a full array of current magazines and newspapers. Excellent staff who are very helpful in finding your needed resources. A good collection of books and CDs for town residents. A beautiful building that stands out in the town. Check... More

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

We ducked into the library to get out of the chilly wind in May. We were delighted to find a wooden ship on the second floor, comfy chairs with ocean views and quiet nooks and crannies for resting.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Do you know of another library that has a full-sized wooden ship on its second floor? In addition to the history you will absorb by visiting the P'town Library, you'll also get a chance to hang with the locals and see the cool ship!

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San Marino, California
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93 reviews 93 reviews
20 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

So few people in town go in to see the boat that was built inside the library, upstairs. An amazing piece of work.

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Alabama
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41 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My husband and other family members walked inside not knowing what to expect. Up to the top floor and there was a huge sail boat which was built inside the building many years ago. Truly amazing. We sere so glad we decided to drop in and explore. The building itself is very pretty.

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Top Contributor
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17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

There is large replica of a sailing ship on the top floor. Apparently it was too larger to move when they moved the museum from this building. Top floor also has a nice view to the harbor and there are clean restrooms. Definitely worth the price of admission which is free.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I loved the huge whaling boat inside the building and enjoyed the books about the area flora, fauna and topography. We spent a very pleasant hour or so here.

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