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“Quite a trek up but beautiful views!” 5 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 20 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.
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“Quite a trek up but beautiful views!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

We were doing a dolphin trip at 10 and i had wanted to go up in the monument too so we walked quickly up the hill to the monument entrance. We had already parked of course done by the marina and i think it was $3 per hour but i did note that the monument parking was $10 for the day so probably a better deal and i think it gave you money off admission too.
anyway, we weren't sure how long the climb would take so we talked to the very helpful staff at the front desk and decided to make a go of it. The admission price was good all day so he told us we could come back after the dolphin trip. We made the climb in about 10 minutes or so--it was definitely a work out! Lots of stairs and ramps--there are stones from many different cities who contributed during the construction and that was interesting to see. I am not claustrophobic but I think if you were, then this might get to you. Once up at the top, it was beautiful with great views in all directions. It was a clear day and very lovely to get the perspective from the top. They have pretty much "caged" it in--so you are looking through fencing, but it is possible to get pictures. We spent 5-10 minutes up there and we were the only people we saw the whole time! Unfortunately, we never made it back for the museum but wish we had...it looked to be very well done

Visited June 2013
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“Interesting museum and nice view of Ptown port”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

The museum is interesting but could be better organized. It has 3 videos to see. One can snack on the grounds while pondering the view over Ptown and its bay. NIce shop with loads of curios and books.

Visited June 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Great place to start your trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Go there bright and early in the morning. If you are afraid of Heights then this is not the place for you. The Museum is great, and the staff were very nice

Visited May 2013
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“The "Beginning" tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Enjoyed learning about the pilgrims and seeing the artifacts from that era of America's History. Real interesting. Too many steps to go up inside the monument but the view from the base of the pilgrims monument of the Provincetown harbor was fantastic. Highest granite structure in the U.S.

Visited December 2012
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“A great attraction for all!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

We visited the Pilgrim tower and museum for the first time this trip to P-Town. The museum is small, but gives you a great historical overview of P-Town and has some great exhibits. The Pilgrim Tower has fantastic views over all of P-Town and the lower Cape. It is a long walk up, but easy as it is mostly ramps rather than stairs. No elevator, so you should be in shape or take your time. Great views from the top, but enclosed with galss panels (I guess so nobody jumps...how sad!) so it is not so easy to take photos. A great piece of history in Provincetown.

Visited June 2013
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