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“Great time- amazing museum!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum

Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum
High Pole Hill Road, Provincetown, MA 02657
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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“Great time- amazing museum!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

We started our visit by walking to the top of the monument and the views were stunning! Other than the screaming kids inside the monument we had a great time! After the monument we spent about an hour in the museum, and we had no idea that it was so big. The displays were put together nicely, and it was a great walk through history- would recommend going for anyone!

Visited July 2013
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Geneva, Switzerland
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“Great view and tons of info”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Quite a few steps to the top, but the great view compensate well for it.
The accompanying museum has some good films and items to explain early settlers history.

Visited May 2013
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“Great View”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Our family loved the Pilgrim Monument and the amazing views from the top! It was fun to walk to the top which was easy for the kids but a slower go for mom and dad! Just pace yourself and you'll be fine. We had one child chicken out because she was afraid of heights.

There was a wonderful show in the gallery with interesting artifacts from coastal New England!

A must do whe your in PTown! The parking lot costs $10 but you receive a free adult ticket to the monument. You canpark all day and its an Easy walk down to town.

Visited June 2013
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“Rude kids!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

It's a nice view at the top of the monument - but the kids are just so rude! Swearing and cursing the whole way up, with parents who just seem to have given up. The viewing area at the top is small, at best, and you feel like you're up there with hoodlums. Unfortunately, the museum at the bottom isn't much better --- what is wrong with parents these days, where they can't control their kids??? They let their kids ruin the experience of other visitors. No where did I see this more than at the monument!

Visited June 2013
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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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