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Provincetown Library

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Address: 356 Commerical St, Provincetown, MA 02657
Phone Number: 508-487-7094
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Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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A must!

Lovely library that really is worth a visit. Easy to find in the center of Provincetown. Do not miss the 2nd floor, it is absolutely unique!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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85 reviews 85 reviews
32 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Lovely library that really is worth a visit. Easy to find in the center of Provincetown. Do not miss the 2nd floor, it is absolutely unique!

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Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Has an amazing boat built on the second floor. Very nice children's section. Has been updated recently and is right on Commercial street.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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79 reviews 79 reviews
8 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

One of the most visiting places in P'Town. Check out the second floor, a lot of stuff here for kids also ...

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warwick, rhode island
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The Provincetown Library building actually started life as a Methodist church that was built in 1855. The old building was renovated and the library took over in 2015. The library is stunning both inside and out. The church origins are still very apparent and the library is as much museum as it is library with all kinds of very cool... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We went here and there is a boat in the center of the library which entertained the kids for hours. Great reading room too. enjoyed a place away from the hubbub of Commercial Street.

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Massachusetts
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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The library even have a boat on the second floor, my husband said that was just the best memory of the whole trip for him. I caught up with my magazines and found new mystery books. The library had lots of laptops for all to enjoy.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Provincetown library is fully renovated. It looked like a great place for the community - the reading rooms were being used, all the computers were being used. And, there is a beautifully restored schooner inside. The planning and architecture to facilitate the ship is really beautiful.

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Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This library is one of my favorites, above the Boston Public Library and the New York Public Library (sorry lions). Words cannot describe the wonderful restoration or the amazing installation of a half size model of the schooner the Rose Dorthea (lovingly built by Flyer Santos, famous in P'town due to his boatworks; and rigging and ropes knotted by Frank... More 

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Woonsocket, Rhode Island
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Definitely go see the Shooner inside. Walk up to the second level and check out the views of the ocean from the windows there too, it really is a calming place to visit.

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Belgrade Lakes
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Take a few minutes to see this wonderful building! Head upstairs to see the 3/4 size ship model. There are some great views from the windows overlooking the town.

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