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Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum

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Address: High Pole Hill Road, Provincetown, MA 02657
Phone Number: +1 508-487-1310
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09:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Monument lighting

We went up for the Monument Christmas Lighting. The museum was free for the evening so we also got to look around inside. What a view, I would highly recommend it to anyone in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went up for the Monument Christmas Lighting. The museum was free for the evening so we also got to look around inside. What a view, I would highly recommend it to anyone in town.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A really great monument for an historic event. Well worth walking up the steps - the view from the top is amazing. There were very few people there during my visit in October. Indeed it was fun to meet someone who lives near me in England!! The museum was also brilliant and well worth visiting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got there late and only had time for the museum but well worth it. Excellent displays that really told the very interesting story of this wonderful town.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Late November on a cold sunny day is the perfect time to visit the monument. We had the place to ourselves and made our way to the top of the monument. The views over the town and surrounding areas are magnificent. This is the best way to see the topography of the cape. The monument itself is a tremendous achievement... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great view of Cape Cod! The climb to the top of the monument offered a beautiful view. The ramps incorporated in the steps in the monument made the climb easier. The museum offered a lot of insight into the area. The bathrooms in the basement were oddly placed. Just be aware.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This monument is a must-see for any first-time Provincetown visitor. Its southern European architecture stands out strikingly above the town, and you see it as soon as you come over the hill between Wellfleet and North Truro. It's a work-out to walk up to the top, but the views from there are well worth the exertion. No other spot commands... More 

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Forest Hills, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting the Pilgrim Monument is free, outdoors and a must do when strolling the town of Provincetown. Easy access just off the main street. Worth a close look at the detailed stonework built in 1907/1910 and detail of the monument that tells an important historical story and is part of American History. Parking in the municipal lots is free off... More 

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Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for the views from the tower. The museaum was a bit plain and didn't hold my interest. Friendly staff though.

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Ogunquit, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The iconic tower is a Ptown landmark, but the museum is a must. Museum hi-lites history of Ptown and its colorful characters!

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited on 10/27/2016 and really enjoyed the tower and the museum, which is included in the admission. The tower is relatively easy to climb as it is mainly ramps and some stairs. Once at the top you do get a spectacular view. It is worth the effort. The museum contains various historical artifacts and some odd items. I thought... More 

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