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Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum

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Address: High Pole Hill Road, Provincetown, MA 02657
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+1 508-487-1310
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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First of all, I am deathly afraid of heights and when I heard that the pilgrim monument was a spiraling stairway and platforms, I really was about to back down. But then I thought... read more

Reviewed June 27, 2016
League City, Texas
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League City, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed June 27, 2016

First of all, I am deathly afraid of heights and when I heard that the pilgrim monument was a spiraling stairway and platforms, I really was about to back down. But then I thought about it and decided to give it a try. I am not in shape, scared of heights and yes it took me a very slow climb... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed June 27, 2016

From a person who enjoys history and still learning. A favorite place to see the town from a great area.

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Holland, MI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed June 26, 2016

What a nice attraction. This is a beautiful tribute to the Europeans who arrived in 1620. The museum exhibit is excellent, and the climb up the stairs is not as painful as it looks. It's a great way to burn up some of those extra calories from ice cream and lobster.

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Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Overall this place was very cool and had a really rich sense of history. You can climb the monument and see all of Provincetown including the tip of the Cape. I would definitely recommend; however, there is a little bit of a climb associated with going to the top. All things considered, it was nothing too bad and the walkway... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2016

I took my daughter here while on vacation recently. We climbed to the top in about 10 minutes. The climb to the top is not that hard, its mostly ramps with a few steps 'in the corners'. Once at the top, the views are amazing! Well worth it. Also the museum is informative and interesting and the gift shop was... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Great view of the city after you make the climb to the top. Very nice museum included in the price. Employee was very friendly and even gave us discounted admission, since we arrived close to closing time.

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Cambridge MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2016

It's a bit of a walk up to the top of this, but it's totally worth it. The 360º view from the top is incredible. On a clear day, you can see the Boston sky line. Even if not, the views of the outer cape are also great. The plaques for all of the Massachusetts towns are also pretty cool.

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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

This location is a must. The climb is a treat for kids and historically fun for the adults. The inside walls are a history lesson depicting the towns and organizations that contributed to the effort. Once at the top, the town and lower Cape are there for the viewing. Well worth the price of admission for the experience.

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Weston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed June 20, 2016

The monument has stairs interspaced with ramps that make the climb a little easier. Although the top is open, glass panels cut the wind and keep people safe. The museum is larger than it appears on the outside and is very interesting.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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Reviewed June 20, 2016

This monument is not to be missed by anyone visiting Provincetown, specifically Cape Cod. Based on the historical significance of the location with the dated granite markers for the settlements made by the English migrants from 1622 on the walls as you climb to the top. At the top, the view of the entire Cape and beyond is quite remarkable.The... More 

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