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Provincetown Library

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Must see the 1907 Lipton Cup and the schooner, Rose Dorothea in the building !

The half scale model of the schooner "Rose Dorothea" was constructed in the building. It is is so... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Phoenix, Arizona
Very Interesting Library

We especially liked the half-size schooner in the children's library. The brochure was helpful, as... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Colchester, VT
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356 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657-2322
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The half scale model of the schooner "Rose Dorothea" was constructed in the building. It is is so large that the mast goes up into the steeple of what used to be a church when the building was originally built in 1860. Now the schooner...More

Thank Carly1Esq
Reviewed 4 days ago

We especially liked the half-size schooner in the children's library. The brochure was helpful, as were the balconies from which one can look down into the boat.

Thank SG_ColchesterVT
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok, why does a tourist visit a library in a tourist town? To see the huge sailboat that takes up the entire second floor! Yes, folks built a half scale model of a sailing fishing boat inside. It’s huge (55feet) and very cool. Stop by.....

Thank KitVirginiaBeach
Reviewed 1 week ago

There's a beautiful replica of a schooner that dominates the library up to the top floor. Also the view of the town from the top floor is amazing.

Thank EowynTravels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting for a month, stopped by to get some reading material.......WOW!....librarians actually trying to assist, with not a trace of condescension.....rarely found these days!

Thank ralph f
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The exterior of the library is beautiful. There’s a lovely “tourist” sculpture out front. Inside is a pretty traditional library, until you got up to the 2nd floor. There’s a (seemingly) full scale ship! What a surprise!

Thank Cara C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After getting rejected by the take away where we bought sandwiches for a picnic, we were referred to the nearby library for public restrooms. Serendipity! What a wonderful find. We took care of our business and spent an enchanting hour visiting the historic displays on...More

1  Thank FYICharleston
Reviewed August 12, 2018

Thank you so much for being so hospitable with having restroom available to the public. Check out the sailboat on the 2nd floor. It's massive!!!

Thank AuroraontheRoad
Reviewed August 4, 2018

We went in to check out the childrens section and wow: this place is visually amazing. Worth a look even for the adults.

1  Thank NYCandworld
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

Stopped here on the ghost tour and after hearing about the cup and boat replica we had to go in. It’s a nice little stop.

Thank Andrew G
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May 24, 2018|
Response from LauraMontgomeryUSA | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is a public free library. I have never paid for admission. I think there is a donation box. I attended a May poetry reading with refreshments gratis. They also supply free or reduced museum admission.