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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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Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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A library with a ship

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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warwick, rhode island
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warwick, rhode island
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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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
6 helpful votes 6 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
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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
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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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Newton, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Very cool library, with a scaled-down replica of a the "Roseway", a cargo schooner that carried cargo up and down the east coast in the 1800s. It's suspended from the ceiling and occupies a good chunk of the 2nd floor.

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San Diego, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

On a rainy day, we scooted inside to see the inside of the recently renovated library on Commercial Street. It had been under scaffolding and the building's cupola had been taken down and set in the front yard the last time we were there many years ago. But we had never ventured inside. Well, what a surprise! Who knew. It's... More 

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Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Just make sure you venture up to the second floor for a surprise. Ship model you will not believe and a library that you will not forget.

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