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Provincetown Library

Address: 356 Commerical St, Provincetown, MA 02657
Phone Number: 508-487-7094
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Ranked #4 of 28 Attractions in Provincetown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries, Traveler Resources
Attraction details
Type: Libraries, Traveler Resources
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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Newton, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
22 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

A whaling schooner has been erected inside the library - impressive how they built the library around the boat

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Oakville, Ontario, Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
12 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

While we didn't get to go inside, we were very impressed by the architect of the building and the artwork found outside around this well preserved landmark.

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Bangor, Maine
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59 reviews 59 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Went to a reading here. Nice room and well-appointed. The rest of the library that I saw was very conductive to those things that we do in a library. Definitely go to the second floor and see the ship that is located there---beautiful!

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Hartford, Connecticut, United States
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I won't give away what was up there, but it was quite the exhibit! A must see! You will be amazed at what is up there.

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Baltimore Md
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Never been in a Library where there is a full sail boat .when we were on the PTown trolly which was great also and I highly recommend the guide told us as we Passed the house of the Man that built the Sailboat in the library so We figured we would look it up. What an. Experience

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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134 reviews 134 reviews
72 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Be sure to go up the stairs in this intriguing building - the utilitarian stairs inside the libray, they discourage steps on the historic staircase. In the middle of the children's library is a full sized ship - Rose Dorothea. Not to be missed!

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Columbus, OH
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

There is a boat inside the library, on the top two floors! Not only is it a great library, with incredible views of the harbor, but I do not know of any other libraries with a boat built inside of them. Free, and well worth a stop.

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