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Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum

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Address: High Pole Hill Road, Provincetown, MA 02657
Phone Number: 508-487-1310
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This monument commemorates the Pilgrim's first landing in Provincetown (not...

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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View from the top certainly worth climbing

We used to climb to every tallest building/monument in the cities we visited around the world. Therefore we certainly could not miss Pilgrim Monument- one of the highest view... read more

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We used to climb to every tallest building/monument in the cities we visited around the world. Therefore we certainly could not miss Pilgrim Monument- one of the highest view point in Cape Cod. It took for us only 5 min (monument is 77 m tall) and view from the top really worth it. BTW, there is a picture of 94... More 

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Courtice, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Park here and get 1 complimentary admission to the monument and a parking spot for the day. THIS IS A WALKING TOWN. The main drag is single lane and filled with pedestrians. If you can climb the monument stairs (go slow and steady) you can easily walk a couple of blocks to the waterfront. DON'T DRIVE IN TOWN. Unless to... More 

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Playa Coronado, Panama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I definitely recommend visiting the monument while in P-town. The views are spectacular and the museum and art exhibit are worth the $12 entrance fee. The climb is by both ramp and stairs. We were at the top in no time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Breathtaking view and climb. I was afraid to try the climb for fear of being worn out the rest of the day. I am not a super fit person and am in my mid 40's, however I'm glad I did it. I certainly got winded but our small group all made it to the top and the view was amazing!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you can handle the 200 feet of stairs and ramps inside the pilgrim tower, do it! Best views by far on the entire cape. Absolutely incredible. Should run you around $12 per adult fyi.

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East Sandwich, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife (68 yrs) and I (69 yrs) decided to see the monument and museum. The climb to the top of the tower is a must. The views are breath taking and we could even see Boston. It gave us a great view of the cape. Don't be intimidated by the height !! It is worth the walk up the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Architecturally I did not like this monument. I could not understand what an 'Italian-inspired' tower had to do with New England, Provincetown and/or the Pilgrims. However, the tower is the highest structure in Cape Cod and the views are great. Make sure to come early, as I visited on a Saturday and they were closing around 4:30 pm.

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Dover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a place you cannot miss, the views are excellent and the history is fantastic. The museum has a great look at the early history of the town.

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Dublin, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Park and go in and out all day. Walk down to town. Staff extremely helpful. Tower view amazing, but climb can be difficult. Narrow and no place to rest. Steps and ramps both. Museum is excellent. Clear info. about settlement and great artifacts, even toys. Videos and original photos also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The small museum is very interesting, relating the history of Provincetown, which has more than just where the Mayflower stopped and whaling. There are a couple of videos which are interesting too. The monument is also interesting, and I would recommend reading about it in the museum before going up. It is an easy climb up and the views are... More 

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