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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 - 5:00 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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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!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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2516 Rancho Cabeza Dr.
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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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 4 weeks 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 

Thank Rosetoluv
McLean, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

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.

Thank Laurie R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 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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