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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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very informative museum, nice views at the top of the tower

We arrived in good weather and saw terrific views of Cape Cod from the top of the tower. Definitely worth the trek up, the ramps make it more manageable. The museum was also... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 April 2016
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cambridge uk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

We arrived in good weather and saw terrific views of Cape Cod from the top of the tower. Definitely worth the trek up, the ramps make it more manageable. The museum was also a pleasant surprise, with so much interesting information about Cape Cod and about the life of the first British settlers in Provincetown and Plymouth.

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Vale do Lobo, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Well presented museum. Got a sticker for climbing the tower. Video presentations worth a watch. History of the arts in Ptown interesting

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Long Island, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

The little ones weren't too interested in the museum. It's better for older kids and teens. But climbing the tower was a thrill for our 7 year old.

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Bowie, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

It's hard to miss the Pilgrim Monument when you arrive in Provincetown. It's over 200 feet high, and sits on a hill overlooking the town. The museum is run by friendly, informative people, who take their time explaining the exhibits and encouraging trips to the top of the monument. I wouldn't have missed it! You can see everything!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

This is a simple (in a good way!) unpretentious museum that tells you the stuff you might not already know in an interesting way... Not too expensive and doesn't take too long, definitely worth a look around. I don't always like museums and the way they can be 'just for the experts' but this was great... The view from the... More 

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Harwich, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

A great hike up the steps and inclines with the reward of a terrific view at the top. The artifacts are interesting for history buffs and the kids loved the hike up, such an accomplishment! Just take your time and read the inscriptions on stones from all over the US. It's a 10-15 minute walk at a reasonable pace, and... More 

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West Tisbury, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

Typical important historical monument and museum. Pretty nice, but hiking up the tower is pretty creepy when it's windy!

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

I never knew that the Pilgrims landed on Cape Cod first...a very enlightening monument and tour. The hike.... 116 steps and 60 ramps to the top of the tower were not difficult at all.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

April is a good time to stop in for a visit! Not so many people. The only problem is that a lot of things were not open. The National Seashore was the best thing. Walking the beach and seeing the light houses along the shore was great. We liked the Breakwater trail although you really have to watch your step.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

The museum was much more interesting than we thought it would be. The walk to the top of the tower was fun and the view was amazing!!! The kids loved this activity.

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