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Provincetown Library

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Address: 356 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657-2322
Phone Number: 508-487-7094
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Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Lovely Stop on Commercial Street

We were told about the sailing ship that had been built inside the library and it truly is something to see. My husband and I love history and taking this small side trip was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Rosetoluv
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Long Beach, New York
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Long Beach, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told about the sailing ship that had been built inside the library and it truly is something to see. My husband and I love history and taking this small side trip was worth it. A beautiful old building. Kind of made me wish I lived in Provincetown and had daily access to this piece of heaven. Just a... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The boat alone is worth the visit. Add to that the friendly librarian who was also helpful, and you have a nice library visit. Story time seemed to be a hit while we were there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is not your normal library. Oh yes there are books and a very nice quiet place to read and research things but there is a ship with sails and a mast that required an extended ceiling. There is also a very nice view of the harbor.

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Gardner, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To see the past, present and future of this amazing American original. Situated right off Provincetown's main drag on Commercial St, it is a perfect venue to see this landmark spot in all its glory. I can't think of anywhere that actually has a schooner inside the library. From the front steps, you see the whole waterfront of America's birthplace.

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can borrow from this library with a temporary card if you're staying for a week or so. They also have author events.

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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This lovely structure encompasses a surprise and is a must for any Provincetown tourist..... As Provincetown residents, we visit the library every time we have visitors. It has a special quality and everyone enjoys the visit.

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Delmar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family enjoyed looking at the architecture and checking out the building details. Worth checking out!

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Warren, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is an elevator in the library if you don't want to climb the stairs. The view is wonderful! Be sure to explore the street on the left side of the library. The sculptures are fantastic!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love taking people here if they haven't been before. There's a surprise inside on the second floor which everyone is kind of amazed with. It's not a place you're going to spend a great deal of time ... but make a quick stop to check out the second floor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This library has a lot of great movies and books and also a wonderful children's section with a replica of a famous ship right there in the room with you! They also have a lot of great programming throughout the year with readings by notable authors, Eugene O'Neill plays, and all sorts of other Provincetown-related events.Very friendly staff as well.

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