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Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum

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Address: High Pole Hill Road, Provincetown, MA 02657
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+1 508-487-1310
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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 fun and very nice museum!

Well worth the 252 step hike to the top. Spectacular views on a clear day. Museum was great too, clean bathrooms and gift shop.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 October 2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

Well worth the 252 step hike to the top. Spectacular views on a clear day. Museum was great too, clean bathrooms and gift shop.

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Canton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

The Pilgrim Monument is easily the most recognizable building in Provincetown and despite visiting there several times, I'd never been to the building. This time I decided I'd even climb to the top for the views of the area and it was worth all the huffing and puffing it took to reach the top. Don't be discouraged by the 252... More 

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Williamstown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

My wife and I started out the climb feeling a little "not up to the task" after all, we're supposed to be senior citizens! During the climb up the Monument, people coming down gave encouragement, saying " you can do it", " you're almost halfway there", " you're getting close" and so on- this gave us the initiative to see... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

My family and I stoped here on a cold and windy day. I climbed to the top and was very proud of myself since I have asthma & I don't like heights. It was a bit of a climb, there are steps and ramps.Since it was raining there were some slick spots on the way up. Once you get to... More 

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Thank RedsGirls32
Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

I took a trip up the pilgrim monument and was blown away with the views of Provincetown. I really does give you a great perspective of the town.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

My wife and I tried to experience this on our last visit but we ran out of time so this time, we did it! Great little local history museum at the entrance area. Taking in the monument construction was great- what a process in the early 1900's! WE then hiked to the top for the best views of the Cape... More 

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Essex Junction, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

Must do in Provincetown. Easy walk up sloped steps after 2-3 flights of regular steps. Great view at the top and it's fun to read all the town names on the way up.

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Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

I like the little museum at the base along with the views from the top. The plaques with the towns and their dates of being established gives you something to do as your climbing the stairs

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

The view is stunning, the climb is well worth it. The small museum is great, especially the whaling section is interesting. It is a little Pricy though.

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Berlin, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

I was unsure that I would be able to make the climb to the top of the tower, but I'm so glad that I pushed myself to do it. Once I got to the top, the views were amazing!! Not a good place to go if you have trouble walking.

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