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Provincetown Library

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Address: 356 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657-2322
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+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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The library is located on 2 floors, with the center of each occupied by a repleca of a schooner. Outside the building is large but inside it is manageable. It has windows that... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Carol H
Cape Coral, Florida
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Cape Coral, Florida
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The library is located on 2 floors, with the center of each occupied by a repleca of a schooner. Outside the building is large but inside it is manageable. It has windows that look toward the Atlantic.

Thank Carol H
Hartsdale, New York
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This charming library is stunning. There is a 1/2 scale model of an actual boat built into the library! Gotta see it!

Thank jscr18
Upstate NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Be sure to stop at the library to see the half-size model schooner on the second floor. How did they do that?

Thank Mary920
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This former church, now a beautifully restored public library, is a great place to stop in to take in some great views, enjoy some free wifi and to check out a super cool, half scale replica model ship that was constructed inside on the second floor with the masts extending up into the third floor and ceiling. It is absolutely... More 

Thank Humarock_Seth
New York City, New York
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I ve been here many times but the desk librarians always act as if you are intruding in them. With like no one in the place they act miffed that you ask a question. if you want to use wifi you must enter a 20 digit long key code. There is additional reek of some residence challenged (homeless) on the... More 

Thank playwright150
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank you for offering free wi-fi in such a lovely, quiet setting. Great selection of magazines too!

Thank Mbmarkham
Quincy, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a beautiful library.Absolutely a must see.Second floor is amazing.A full scale schooner is the centerpiece of this great place.A Cape Cod reading room with books by Cape authors antique books,by Joseph Lincoln and others.So much to enjoy here.

Thank katy392
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629 reviews
522 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once the Center Methodist Episcopal Church, the Provincetown Library is quite nice inside. There was a “book” group meeting in one of the side rooms and several people using the computers available for patron use. There are several neat exhibits on display. I took a number of pictures at this site but, unfortunately, many did not save from the transfer... More 

Thank ITRT
Orleans, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's worth the trip to Provincetown just to see the amazing half-scale (but still huge) model of the schooner Rose Dorothea, built by Provincetown native Francis "Flyer" Santos. Every detail is complete, and the masts rise into the ceiling. Also worth the trip is the view from the top-floor front window. From here, you can see the entire harbor as... More 

Thank Saltyblue
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Don't miss this...they have done a fabulous job of updating this interesting historical structure and unbeliably there is a replica of an awarding winning sailboat in the middle of the library with the mast reaching to the roof. Really something..

Thank 245dee

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