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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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Interesting museum and great views

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... read more

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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 

Thank Les_Landau
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The climb is not that difficult as it is a series of stairs and ramps. You can really work up a sweat climbing but there are the occasional windows where the ocean breeze can cool you off before you tackle the next few flights. The views from the top are beautiful and definitely worth the climb. The $12 entrance fee... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum sit on a hill in the downtown area. Parking in downtown Provincetown is expensive and sometimes difficult to find. We made the mistake of paying for parking in a lot below the Monument. After walking to the top, we discovered you can park your car for $15 and get one free admission to the... More 

Thank travelingfamily77
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a very informative museum that outlines the pilgrims first stop in the new world. There are artifacts from the era. There is also a new exhibit on the art and theater scene in PTown in 1916. The climb to the top of the monument is well worth the effort. The view from the top is amazing. Make sure... More 

Thank Gail W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Parked by the monument as town was crowded. The admission comes with parking . Nice history museum plus the chance to walk up inside the monument . Beautiful view of the city . Don't miss this gem!!

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

When we got to the monument, we did not realize you could go to the top. We climbed to the top-116 steps and steps with ramps--is SO worth it. Gorgeous views. No places to really rest, so not for those with leg or breathing problems.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There's a great view from this monument that you need to walk up to. The best part of this attraction is the museum. We spent quite a bit of time there because the history of the Pilgrims is presented in an interesting manner. These weren't weak or hesitant people. The 45 minute video at the end is worth watching and... More 

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Lake Wylie, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed seeing this and learning the history!! Standing over 250 feet it's the tallest all granite monument in the US and little did I know the original location where the Pilgrims landed! We were in a small 2 seater airplane (J3 Cub) so some pic attached are from air!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Paid 27 for 2 people with car. You climb like 10 minutes (i did not see any sign for this before, you you might not be able to climb). View was nice but would not go again.

Thank Matilda F
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great climb to the top of the tower to see all corners of the cape. The climb to the top (not really the advertised 161 steps because there are several inclined floors) is enclosed. It gets NOISY and LOUD when you have antsy kids. Because of the breezy conditions, the observation deck is a bit chilly. The museum on both... More 

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