Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum

Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum

Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum
4.5
Speciality MuseumsMonuments & Statues
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
The Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum (PMPM) was founded in 1892 as the Cape Cod Pilgrim Memorial Association—Cape Cod’s oldest non-profit organization. Standing at 252 feet, 7.5 inches, the Pilgrim Monument was constructed to commemorate the Mayflower Pilgrims’ first landing in the New World in November 1620 and the signing of the historic Mayflower Compact in what is now Provincetown Harbor. The Provincetown Museum features exhibits that showcase Provincetown’s significant place in American history. Featured exhibits include Our Story: The Complicated Relationship of the Indigenous Wampanoag and the Mayflower Pilgrims and An Anecdotal LGBTQ+ History of the Last Century of Provincetown. Other exhibits showcase the town’s deep maritime roots, the early days of modern American theater, and more. PMPM is accessible from downtown Provincetown via scenic ride to the top of High Pole Hill in a state-of-the-art inclined elevator. Elevator access included in cost of admission.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Yi N
Newark, DE106 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Honestly, it’s at least a little disappointing when it costs more than $60 for two to see the monument plus the museum and the glass walls on the exhibit cabinets are way too wavy, just like distorting mirrors. I can’t help thinking about where all the parking fees and admission fees have gone. $20 for parking. Admission is $20.94 per person, even though the sign at the ticket desk says $20. It’s not very different, but I still feel cheated.
Written 1 August 2022
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Erika-MotoAdventures
Lowell, MA19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
My husband and I visited here during July 4th week. We arrived later in the afternoon, so there weren't too many other people there. Parking is $20, but does not include the entry fee to the tower - that was an additional $20+tax per person. The climb itself was not too bad, as most of the way up is a series of ramps. There are some small windows letting in a nice sea breeze too.

Once you get to the top, the view is spectacular! You can see all of the tip of the cape and south towards Truro. The balcony is walled in with clear plastic, so you don't have to worry about dropping anything off the edge (although it does make it a lot harder to get clear pictures). There's a bench or two as well to sit on. We were happy to have somewhere to catch our breath after the climb.

At the bottom, there's a surprisingly large museum as well as a small art gallery featuring works from local artists. We didn't have enough time to see the whole museum, as we came down from the tower around 4:30 and the museum closes at 5, but we enjoyed taking a quick look at the exhibits. Some exhibits had video displays, but most speakers either weren't working or had such poor audio quality that you couldn't understand what was being said. Maybe that's a small nitpick, but it did detract from the experience a bit.

Overall, we enjoyed our visit, although I would avoid going on a humid, 86 degree day like we did (climbing the tower got pretty hot). Also bear in mind that the last ascent of the tower is around 4 or 4:15 PM. Personally, I think $60+ for two people is pretty pricey, but it was worth it to do once.
Written 12 July 2023
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Rasmac68
Leonardo, NJ2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
The Pilgrim Monument is located right in Provincetown. Parking is very convenient and the charge is $20.00. It is a great deal because you can leave your car there overnight. Your ticket to the museum allows you to use the elevator that brings you to street level. The museum is very interesting and I recommend a good hour to see everything.
Written 9 September 2022
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HappyWanderer1492
North Kingstown, RI106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
1620 to the present. This museum gives the long history of Ptown - its natives and immigrants. Take the walk up the monument after you’ve gotten to know the village. It is long but very much worth the effort. We did it as early as it opened on a weekday and had it to ourselves. The cost of the funicular, the monument and museum is worth every Penny.
Written 26 September 2022
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susherry
Allentown, PA9 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Our first visit to P’town and Cape Cod, we wanted to experience everything. Whale watching was wonderful as well as lunch at the Mayfair and walking through town. When we got to the Tower we learned it was $20 pp to take the elevator and $20 pp entry. Plus pay to park at $4/hr. We declined the visit….you can see the tower from anywhere in town and from the bay.

I haven’t yet investigated who “owns” the monument, but it seems to me that since the Tower is part of our American history and culture, it should be free of charge for one and all to enjoy. OK, charge for parking if you must, but the rest smacks of greed, preying on people who want to experience the history of the USA for themselves and their children. Incidentally, looking back through past reviews, the rates have increased since 2018.
Written 19 July 2023
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SaltLifeGal
Venice, FL148 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
I haven't been to the top since I was a 10 year old in the 1970s, so it was fun to relive the experience. Great views from the top, and we also learned some history of the local area in the attached small museum. We had to alter our plans because the Monument had limited hours/just starting to re-open due to Covid/and off season ending. A bit expensive vs the time you spend at the attraction.
Written 7 June 2021
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Mike H
cambridge, ma5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
While this used to be a nice tour it is now a money pit!
They added a simple cable car to lift you up one street and as a result, upped the entrance cost from about $5 per person to > $20 !

We opted to save $75 and not go. Couldn't help but noticed there was no one on the brand new cable car.

Maybe they'll come to their senses and realize that no is going to pay that exorbitant entrance fee and bring it down to a reasonable level.

Until then, if you have money to burn, you can have the tower all to yourself!
Written 24 August 2023
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harryatkck
Kansas City, KS986 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
This was not a planned stop, but we decided to check it out. It was late in the day when we were here. We didn't feel like paying $16.75 per person admission to enter. So, we took a couple of photos of the monument & left.
Written 23 September 2023
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SpainJpr
Brighton, UK207 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
I knew nothing of Provincetown history, so found the museum really interesting and informative. The walk up to the top of the monument isn’t too taxing - it’s mainly by slopes, there aren’t very tight steps - and the view at the top is rewarding, despite the glass. You can make out the shape of the headland, and see the various lighthouses that are iconic of Cape Code. This is definitely worth the entrance fee.
Written 8 January 2020
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MKTBE
Topeka, KS4,045 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
The Pilgrim Monument is the first thing you see when you arrive in Provincetown, Massachusetts. It stands at 252 feet, and the Monument commemorates the history of the Mayflower Pilgrims and their landing at Provincetown. It’s the tallest all-granite structure in the United States. The prominent Pilgrim Monument is patterned after the famous Torre del Mangia, that stands in the historic town square in Siena, Italy. Now I can say that I have seen both towers in person!!

Tickets for the Pilgrim Monument are easy to obtain from a machine on site, and then a short funicular ride takes you up to the base of the Monument. I don't mind climbing steps, and figured that I might need to take a few breaks. Pleasantly, the mixture of ramps & a few steps made the trek to the top very easy! On a gorgeous summer day, the Provincetown Harbor was impressive. So glad that we took the time to visit the Pilgrim Monument!!
Written 5 July 2022
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