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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
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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It's free and a beautiful view on the harbor. Nice standing in a place of history. Taking in Provinceton and breathing in the salt air. We had a great day for the weather.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's free and a beautiful view on the harbor. Nice standing in a place of history. Taking in Provinceton and breathing in the salt air. We had a great day for the weather.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Climbed to the top and the views are breathtaking. Could see Boston from here(after someone pointed it out to us). Museum was interesting too. 116 steps and 60 ramps to get to the top. Ramps make it an easier walk up than just stairs. Just do it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The monument is an easy walk from downtown Provincetown. Really enjoyed the museum - where I learned quite a bit about the Pilgrims that I had not know before. Much more extensive than I had imagined and nicely presented. The real treat, however, was to go climb the tower. It looks imposing, but really was not that hard compared to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were with a bus tour--we had time here, but it was 80 degrees this autumn day and humid. So we walked to the area before the hill where there was a low monument that we saw. We opted not to walk up the hill. It does cost 7 or $12 to get into the monument and there are 218... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I guess we are not physically fit, but I'm also not sure it is worth the walk up the hill to the monument. Once there you need to buy tickets in the gift shop to enter into to the monument which has more steps than I can tell you.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We climbed all 179 steps and 60 ramps to the top! It was a great view of town and the cape. It is a wonderful commemoration to the pilgrim's landing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Incredible views at the top. You can see forever (almost) and it is great for photography. BUT.....it is a very difficult trip to get there. There are many, many steps to take both up and down. On the walls of the trip up are impressive markers of the towns on the Cape.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Such an interesting educational experience. The museum is full of good displays including a beautiful replica of the Mayflower. Recommended for people of all ages.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The walk to top of tower is worth it as the views are amazing. Giving it only a 4 star rating because I was under the impression that you could climb all the way to the top of the structure but it is not possible. It ends in the opening 3/4 of the way up. Otherwise it was a fun... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The museum here is excellent - very informative. We took the walk up to the top. Clever how they combine stair and ramps to make the climb easier. Take it slow you won;t be disappointed.

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