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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Impressive building

Impressive building and very polite and helpful staff. Well worth a visit. Located just of the main street.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Chorley, United Kingdom
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Chorley, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Impressive building and very polite and helpful staff. Well worth a visit. Located just of the main street.

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Kensington, N.H.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We were in Provincetown for Carnival, and stayed in Commercial street just west of the library. The building has been undergoing maintenance during our previous visits, and this year it was viewed in all its glory. What a spectacular example of colonial craftsmanship! The ornamental details, and the presence and proportions of the cupola are long since neglected details in... More 

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Beautiful! Staff was very friendly and helpful. Check out the Rose Dorothea and the beautiful views from the top floor windows.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

The library has an interesting display of an historic ship replica built inside. It is interesting, but not much information other than a pamphlet at the front desk.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Our waiter told us to stop by here for the view of the ocean and to see the full size ship inside. Both were pretty cool! I only takes a few minutes to check it out, well worth the hike to the 3rd floor.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Very cool to see the schooner on the second floor and how the building was modeled around it.. A great place to visit.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I loved this library. It has the vibe of the town and you can sit and read newspapers from several cities. My favorite part is that you can make an appointment to use one of 6 computers, access your e-mail, and print out an item. The first page is free and is page thereafter is 15 cents.

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Billerica, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I found out about the library's surprise when researching what to do in Provincetown in 2012 on Tripadvisor and have been coming back each year when on my summer vacation on the Cape. It's a beautiful building from the outside and inside. Downstairs you will find the Trophies from the 1907 schooner race. Upstairs is where you will find the... More 

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Nice library with a real schooner on the 2nd floor. Notice the reading area seats with the sea views. A good stop for library lovers.

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Taunton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Visited to see the "surprise" on the second floor and was delighted by it, but sad to read of the passing of it's maker, whom we had seen on our visit to P-town last year while on a Trolley tour. Delighted to see, too, a large and welcoming children's area with lots to read & do. Elevator available,

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