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Provincetown Library

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Address: 356 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657-2322
Phone Number: +1 508-487-7094
10:00 - 20:00
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Mon 10:00 - 17:00
Tue - Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 13:00 - 17:00

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go to the 3rd floor

when you visit go to the 3rd floor for the views. the library is not well sought out, and that's to bad. the views are great from the 3rd floor tower.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 July 2016
Burlington, New Jersey
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Burlington, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

when you visit go to the 3rd floor for the views. the library is not well sought out, and that's to bad. the views are great from the 3rd floor tower.

Thank MikeR44Green
Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

What a surprise - to go into a beautiful historic building that houses the library - because I love libraries - and find a 2+ story sailboat. It was amazing to walk around the Rose Dorothy and appreciate its craftsmanship. Beautiful!!

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Albany, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

We were walking on McMillan Pier and got a tip from the sailboat brochure lady to visit the library. We would not have known to otherwise, but it's not to be missed!! On the 2nd floor, besides having a beautiful view of the harbor, is a full size schooner!! What a nice way to spend a little time in Provincetown!!... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Great views and spectacular replica of Rose Dothea insideThe library was renovated and very clean. Nice children's section to share a book with the kids

Thank wbartonod
Pickering, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

While shopping on the main drag I thought this was a church. A store clerk, bless her soul, pointed out it was a Library with a quarter size model of a sailing ship inside. The ship was on the second floor and you can get a better view from the third floor. The model of the ship is very well... More 

Thank Tempoman
Bedfordshire, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Popped in whilst waiting for our whale watching cruise - gorgeous library with superb views across Provincetown and the large scale model of the schooner on the 2nd floor! Beautiful building - great to see a library being so well used.

Thank LBuzzard
redondo beach, ca
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

This is a quaint library in a historic building. The staff is very helpful. Several computers to use with a printer if you need to print something. Lots of light and places to sit and enjoy the view or just read a book or work on you lap top. The highlight for me was the Rose Dorothea Schooner that was... More 

Thank sallygutierrez
Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Incredibly nice staff. Very helpful. Needed to use their computers and they were most helpful. The sailing ship on the second and third floors is worth the trip Provincetown. Don't miss it!

Thank PK002
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

wouldn't waste my time, again was part of a tour and I was not impressed at all. Yes it gave historical info, but nothing I was interested in

Thank Jill K
New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Beautiful location. Has everything you need for some great beach reads. They also sell used books. If you go up to the second floor, you'll be surprised to see a huge model ship! Plus, they have a restroom, which is good to know.

Thank wrenworks

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