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“A must for art & architecture lovers - much meaning here.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Provincetown Town Hall

Provincetown Town Hall
260 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA
508-487-7000
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Ranked #14 of 58 things to do in Provincetown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Provincetown's municipal center also contains 30 pieces of art donated by local artists.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“A must for art & architecture lovers - much meaning here.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

This is a distinguished wood structure symbolizing civic spirit that has kept this town afloat. Much artwork on historic themes to see in its halls. Try to go up to its upper gallery to look down into the meeting hall.

Visited June 2013
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Milford, Connecticut
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“restroom break”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

It seems like there this should be much more complimentary then recommending to stop here for a bathroom break, but if you missed the public restrooms on the wharf, it can be challenging to find a place. The Town Hall is actually a very attractive building on the inside...lots if dark wood , etc.

Visited June 2013
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“Best Public Bathrooms”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

The building is interesting and central on Commercial Street. The public bathrooms are cleaned by an attendant. It is an easy stop while walking around town.

Visited May 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Beautiful building”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

This is just a comment on the absolute beauty of this structure! We didn't have time to go in, but we stood in awe at the lovely paint colors and the obvious care it is given. Also, on the side of the building there are plaques honoring soldiers that Provincetown lost during all the wars this country was involved in. It was very sobering.....very large numbers of lives lost.

Visited April 2013
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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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“Provincetown Wintah 2013”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

So, Provincetown in the winter. This remote outpost at the tip of Cape Cod has a long and storied history. The birth of the US actually happened in Provincetown. That's right. The Pilgrims first landed in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

What you say, "They landed at Plymouth. That's why we have Plymouth rock." Not so. The Pilgrims first settled in Provincetown. Recorded history states that, "In 1620, the Pilgrims arrived on the Mayflower and made their first landing in the New World in Provincetown Harbor. The Pilgrims stayed in Provincetown for five weeks, where they created and signed the Mayflower Compact {the world’s first charter of a democratic government}. They then continued on to their ultimate destination of Plymouth, Massachusetts." All this history and more can be found on Provincetown's official tourism website.

There are homes and other historical pieces that dot the landscape of this tiny hamlet. I am attaching photos of this past winter. As you will see, everyday items are turned into sculptural pieces of art with the winter covering. This artist colony and tip of adventure surprising thrives in creative art all year long!

Visited December 2012
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