Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum

Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum

Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum
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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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307leven
Stroudsburg, PA283 contributions
Sep 2022
Visited on a rainy Thursday in late September. After parking on Commercial St., we took the shuttle ride up from Bradford St and visited the monument first. The cost was $20.94/each, but children and seniors qualify for discounts. It took about 15 minutes to climb the stairs and ramps to the top of the monument, but the views were well worth it as you can see for many miles in all directions. The wind is very strong at the top so be prepared and dress accordingly. We spent about 15-20 minutes at the top before descending to the bottom and visited the museum next.

The museum contained much history of Provincetown, plenty of exhibits and the story of the pilgrims that landed nearby. We spent a little over an hour in the museum and gift shop and enjoyed our visit. Hours were 10-5 during our time there, but the sign advised that 4 pm is the cutoff time for the last admission. I definitely recommend visiting here for visitors of all ages.
Written October 20, 2022
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PJHoffnet
Viera, FL797 contributions
May 2022
The Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum is a great place to spend a few hours and learn about the changes that occurred after the Pilgrims made their initial landing here back in 1620.

The inclined elevator leading up to the monument from Bradford Street is included in the museum’s admission price. The climb to the top of the monument is not as difficult as it might seem since the ascent has very few stairs, instead the climb is made by walking up ramps that encircle the inside of the monument. The view from the top of the monument is certainly affected by weather conditions in P-Town and along the shore of Massachusetts as you view towards the southwest and northwest.

The museum has done a good job ‘evolving’ from the standard ‘First Thanksgiving’ tale we ‘older’ folks learned in school, to a truer presentation of the conflict the indigenous peoples had with the arriving Europeans.
Written May 29, 2022
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Rasmac68
Leonardo, NJ2 contributions
Sep 2022
The Pilgrim Monument is located right in Provincetown. Parking is very convenient and the charge is $20.00. It is a great deal because you can leave your car there overnight. Your ticket to the museum allows you to use the elevator that brings you to street level. The museum is very interesting and I recommend a good hour to see everything.
Written September 9, 2022
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Yi N
Newark, DE101 contributions
Jul 2022
Honestly, it’s at least a little disappointing when it costs more than $60 for two to see the monument plus the museum and the glass walls on the exhibit cabinets are way too wavy, just like distorting mirrors. I can’t help thinking about where all the parking fees and admission fees have gone. $20 for parking. Admission is $20.94 per person, even though the sign at the ticket desk says $20. It’s not very different, but I still feel cheated.
Written August 1, 2022
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HappyWanderer1492
North Kingstown, RI104 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
1620 to the present. This museum gives the long history of Ptown - its natives and immigrants. Take the walk up the monument after you’ve gotten to know the village. It is long but very much worth the effort. We did it as early as it opened on a weekday and had it to ourselves. The cost of the funicular, the monument and museum is worth every Penny.
Written September 26, 2022
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MKTBE
Topeka, KS2,991 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
The Pilgrim Monument is the first thing you see when you arrive in Provincetown, Massachusetts. It stands at 252 feet, and the Monument commemorates the history of the Mayflower Pilgrims and their landing at Provincetown. It’s the tallest all-granite structure in the United States. The prominent Pilgrim Monument is patterned after the famous Torre del Mangia, that stands in the historic town square in Siena, Italy. Now I can say that I have seen both towers in person!!

Tickets for the Pilgrim Monument are easy to obtain from a machine on site, and then a short funicular ride takes you up to the base of the Monument. I don't mind climbing steps, and figured that I might need to take a few breaks. Pleasantly, the mixture of ramps & a few steps made the trek to the top very easy! On a gorgeous summer day, the Provincetown Harbor was impressive. So glad that we took the time to visit the Pilgrim Monument!!
Written July 5, 2022
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Daniel K.
New York City, NY116 contributions
Oct 2020
Great monument with a view from the top that is definitely worth the climb and the entrance fee - a panoramic view of Provincetown. During COVID-19, they are requiring advance reservations online. We made ours from outside using the QR codes on the signs - super easy. The staff here is super friendly, they have some awesome PTown merch (my friends and I got some bookmarks and sweatshirts), and the small museum has a few interesting exhibits and fun facts.
Written October 5, 2020
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SaltLifeGal
Venice, FL134 contributions
May 2021
I haven't been to the top since I was a 10 year old in the 1970s, so it was fun to relive the experience. Great views from the top, and we also learned some history of the local area in the attached small museum. We had to alter our plans because the Monument had limited hours/just starting to re-open due to Covid/and off season ending. A bit expensive vs the time you spend at the attraction.
Written June 7, 2021
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Elsa C. L.
New York City, NY2,299 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
The Pilgrim Landing Park has a long jetty off on its side. We saw a seal. The sky was so blue with streaks of white clouds. With fresh air and crisp temperature, it was an enjoyable walk on the jetty with wide rocks majority of which are flat. The water on both sides is clear, clean, and the flowing water sounds soothing. Rocks are gray, beige, green and mauve. During high tide at noonish, two parts of the jetty are under water. In the summer, one would welcome crossing it on foot as it must be refreshing.
Written November 7, 2021
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EilSat
Methuen, MA325 contributions
Oct 2020
This is a historical monument built in the early twentieth century. The monument can be seen from anywhere in Provincetown. It is about a half hour climb to get to the top where visitors can see great views in all directions. The museum tells of the history of the area.
Written October 9, 2020
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