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“the pilgrim monument” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum

Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum
High Pole Hill Road, Provincetown, MA 02657
508-487-1310
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Ranked #2 of 21 Attractions in Provincetown
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Museums, Landmarks
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: This monument commemorates the Pilgrim's first landing in Provincetown (not Plymouth), where they conceived, wrote and committed to the Mayflower Compact - the foundational document for the democracy America enjoys today. The Monument is the tallest all-granite structure in the U.S. rising 353 feet above sea level, and at the top, visitors are provided the most spectacular view of Cape Cod.In addition to the MOnument, the Provincetown Museum presents the unique cultural heritage of this historic town with special exhibitions and permanent displays.The Monument and Museum has ample parking, is open daily from APril 1st through November 30, and NEW this year - a food concession call the "Shallop Cafe" where visitors can enjoy a picnic lunch overlooking Provincetown and the Bay.
Westerly, Rhode Island
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“the pilgrim monument”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

it wasn't open in March. Disappointed. Nice to see and always helped us find our way back to our hotel, but would have been nice to be able to go inside.

Visited March 2012
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Quincy, Massachusetts
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“Ancient View”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

For the athletes in the bunch, it a great hike up to the top of the monument for a panorama of the tip of the Cape. Nothing like it!

Visited February 2012
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Kansas City, Missouri
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“Strange Monument, Great Views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

I wish somebody could explain to me how a Venetian-style tower complete with gargoyles is an appropriate monument to a group of Brownist religious dissenters from England. I just don’t get it, and think it had a lot more with the people planning the monument than the honorees. All that aside, this was a neat place to visit. It takes some effort to get to the top, but it was worth it. Along the way, there’s markers giving founding dates for a number of other towns, cities, and organizations throughout the region. Once you get to the top, the views in all directions are incredible and we stayed up there taking photos for quite a while. Looking over Provincetown was great, but I especially liked the view east toward the great dunes of the Cape Cod National Seashore. The museum isn’t huge but has two wings - one on each side of the central lobby where you enter. There were exhibits about the Pilgrims, the local Native Americans, the background of Provincetown, and the building of the monument. Restrooms for the entire complex are out the door and down the stairs in the basement. They could have done a better job of directing pedestrians to the monument, as we missed one entrance and walked halfway around it before climbing the hill to get to it.

Visited August 2011
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Columbus, Ohio
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“Lots of Steps!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

How cool is it to climb to the top and be able to take a picture of all of PTown at once? Very! The views are amazing, the climb up the steps is not so hard, and you can take a break while you climb if you'd like. This monument is visible from miles, and a great piece of American History to be learned here!

Visited July 2011
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Key West, Florida
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“A must do”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

You won't get a better view of PTown from anywhere but here. Bring a camera,

Visited July 2011
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