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Provincetown Library

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Authors reading

What a special place! A great mix of old and new. Spent a fun 90 minutes listening to authors... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Judith S
Wilmington, North Carolina
Nice town,

it is a very small town but beautiful, all the Architect is Vitorian and the Commercial St. is full... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Papar L
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 6 days ago

What a special place! A great mix of old and new. Spent a fun 90 minutes listening to authors reading excerpts from their books. Loved it

Thank Judith S
Reviewed 1 week ago

it is a very small town but beautiful, all the Architect is Vitorian and the Commercial St. is full of shops and restaurant, very beautiful.

Thank Papar L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always stop in at the library when we’re in Ptown. They always have thoughtful displays that teach me something as well as old books and DVDs for sale. What’s unique is when you head to the second or third floor, you can see a...More

Thank Linda Q
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

ok, so typically going to the library is not on the to do travel list...but this library is different...go in and check out the SHIP built into the building on second floor...and the beauty of the building, wood work, stairs, all worth it!

Thank Cindy E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Library has some interesting exhibits, especially the ship that was built into the library years ago and towers into the second floor.

Thank Kat D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The half scale model of the schooner "Rose Dorothea" was constructed in the building. It is is so large that the mast goes up into the steeple of what used to be a church when the building was originally built in 1860. Now the schooner...More

Thank Carly1Esq
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We especially liked the half-size schooner in the children's library. The brochure was helpful, as were the balconies from which one can look down into the boat.

Thank SG_ColchesterVT
Reviewed September 12, 2018

Ok, why does a tourist visit a library in a tourist town? To see the huge sailboat that takes up the entire second floor! Yes, folks built a half scale model of a sailing fishing boat inside. It’s huge (55feet) and very cool. Stop by.....

Thank KitVirginiaBeach
Reviewed September 12, 2018

There's a beautiful replica of a schooner that dominates the library up to the top floor. Also the view of the town from the top floor is amazing.

Thank EowynTravels
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

Visiting for a month, stopped by to get some reading material.......WOW!....librarians actually trying to assist, with not a trace of condescension.....rarely found these days!

Thank ralph f
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May 24, 2018|
Response from LauraMontgomeryUSA | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is a public free library. I have never paid for admission. I think there is a donation box. I attended a May poetry reading with refreshments gratis. They also supply free or reduced museum admission.