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Provincetown Library

356 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657-2322
+1 508-487-7094
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You must check out the half scale fully rigged ship model which takes over the 2nd floor!

You must visit the library to see the half scale model of the schooner Rose Dorothea, the largest... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2016
lexmiller
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New England
Unusual

First time I've gone into a library to see a boat. A very creative use of the boat in the... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2016
Alyshinnie
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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“second floor” (94 reviews)
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356 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657-2322
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Reviewed October 9, 2016

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...More

Thank lexmiller
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Reviewed October 8, 2016

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
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Reviewed October 7, 2016

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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Reviewed October 5, 2016

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
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Reviewed September 19, 2016

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...More

Thank Rosetoluv
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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 LaurieR802
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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...More

Thank kansasphotogal
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Reviewed September 6, 2016

To see the past, present and future of this amazing American original. Situated right off Provincetown's main drag on Commercial St, it is a perfect venue to see this landmark spot in all its glory. I can't think of anywhere that actually has a schooner...More

Thank JosephYArsenault
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Reviewed September 6, 2016

You can borrow from this library with a temporary card if you're staying for a week or so. They also have author events.

Thank dreamingbig
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Reviewed September 2, 2016

This lovely structure encompasses a surprise and is a must for any Provincetown tourist..... As Provincetown residents, we visit the library every time we have visitors. It has a special quality and everyone enjoys the visit.

Thank Sheila E
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dossi26
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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.
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