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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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Great history lesson

Great overview of the history of provincetown and an easy climb to the top of the tower to get a 360° view the area. You can see all the way to Boston on a clear day.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 July 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Great overview of the history of provincetown and an easy climb to the top of the tower to get a 360° view the area. You can see all the way to Boston on a clear day.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

The views from top of the monument and undeniably beautiful. We had a 5-yr old and an 8-yr old walk up the stairs with us - and they could do it without much strain. Parking costs $15 but includes admission for one ($12). So if you intend to go to the monument as well as to commercial street - this... More 

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Pass Christian, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

This is something u must do. Go up the tower and see the view. It is a long ways up to the top but it is well worth it

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Stamford, CT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Towering over the Cape Cod, this monument offers great 360 degrees views of the Cape Cod - stunning blue color of the Atlantic ocean. Going to the top and down are easier than usual, us instead of the standard staircases, you walk over sloped panels. You can always stop and take a little break, there is enough space to do... More 

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Winchester, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

There is on site parking and it costed $15 but you receive one free admission with ticket. When we first got there we went to the top of the monument. There are a few steps but the rest of it is ramps. It is a long way up but worth the view. Then we went to the museum which was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

It's a little pricey for what you get, in my opinion. There is a small gift shop, a small museum about the history of the Pilgrims, and then the monument, which you can walk up with moderate effort to get great views.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

Focal point of the town. You can see it from just about every direction. It is amazing to think that it was built in 1910 and that it is the tallest all granite structure in the US

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

A series of steps and ramps up this granite Italianate tower take you to a great vantage point from which to look out over all of Provincetown. The small museum below is quite eclectic with sections devoted to the Pilgrims, the whaling industry, the history of the town. There are also numerous objects and taxidermy brought back from the Arctic... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

This felt historical and was awesome to see. I enjoy history and felt a need to see it. It was in a beautiful setting and a guide was there to give you some general info.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

We decided to visit the Pilgrim Monument as kids were getting bored at the beach/pool. $12.00 for adults, and $4.00 for kids is not bad. The museum was small but interesting, nice antique pieces, lovely antique toys and dolls. Be prepared for a workout as the stairs at the monument are endless, but awesome view once u get up there,... More 

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