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Provincetown Library

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Address: 356 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657-2322
Phone Number: 508-487-7094
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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The most extraordinary small town library you will ever see.....

It is such a well stocked library and well managed. Also, this is one of children's favorite places to go in Provincetown. It is not to be missed, even by tourists!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Brookline, Massachusetts
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is such a well stocked library and well managed. Also, this is one of children's favorite places to go in Provincetown. It is not to be missed, even by tourists!

Thank dlrboston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The big surprise here is the beautiful schooner ( built to scale....half size, to be exact) on the second floor. Absolutely beautiful !! Also if you climb up one more flight of stairs, you will get a stunning view over Provincetown, from the third floor. There are elevators to the second floor, which makes it easy to access for those... More 

Thank barbaracE7853YX
2516 Rancho Cabeza Dr.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I know, how often do you go to a library on your trip? Believe me, it's worth a stop in. Take the stairs up to the second and third floor - you won't be disappointed!

Thank Erica L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Check out the library with its half-scale replica of the schooner Rose Dorothea INSIDE the building. There is a video you can watch about schooner in the library, too. Lots of information (of course, its a library) and a used book sale, too. The library is open 7 days a week! Bravo! Check hours.

Thank HartfordOwl
Toronto ON
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whenever we go on vacation we stop in at libraries as my wife loves them. The old building looks nice from the outside and once you go inside the boat that was built inside the library will blow your mind. I have never seen that before. Don't forget to go to the top floor and look out onto Commercial St.... More 

Thank sakic19
New England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You must visit the library to see the half scale model of the schooner Rose Dorothea, the largest indoor ship model in the world! We've simply never seen anything like it, how it fits into the 2nd floor of the library, holes made in the ceiling to accommodate the high points of the masts, the very front of the rigging... More 

Thank lexmiller
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time I've gone into a library to see a boat. A very creative use of the boat in the children's department..... go see even if you don't have kids

Thank Alyshinnie
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building alone is worth the visit! We would highly recommend checking out the library! It has that authentic New England feeling that just can't be replicated.

Thank busyman269
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a masted ship Within the interior of this quaint museum. Recommended by a sales lady in town. Visit and take a lot of photos. Amazing sense of community.

Thank Teach71
Long Beach, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

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 

Thank Rosetoluv

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