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Marine Specialties

235 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657-2102
+1 508-487-1730
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Not as Good

Been going to this place for years but it is just not the same as it once was. Now they seem to be... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2016
Howland_Owl
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Kent, Connecticut
Always a fun and quirky stop

You just never know what you're going to find, which is what makes this shop so much fun. It's not... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
Rachel M
,
Cedar Lake, Indiana
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Marine Specialties has been a Provincetown landmark for over 50 years. Often known simply as "the army-navy store," Marine Specialties is an eclectic treasure trove of salvage, surplus, slight IRs, closeouts, overruns, misprints, mistakes, spare parts, odd lots, cast-offs, and new and nearly-new items. Over time it's grown to be the kind of jumbled, inclusive, and eccentric "army-navy" store Provincetown deserves. Many people young and old call this their favorite shop. History Started in 1961 by Bob and Elizabeth Patrick as a Retail Mail Order business with a small hand illustrated catalog. Marine Specialties evolved into an eclectic Army Navy store during the 1960's.The Patrick's have traveled the world hunting down the unusual and unique. Since 1970 they have supplied other stores worldwide, although predominantly in the US and Japan. Three generations now work in this long established family business Open Daily in season.
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  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“flea market” (3 reviews)
“weird stuff” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 17:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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235 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657-2102
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+1 508-487-1730
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

Been going to this place for years but it is just not the same as it once was. Now they seem to be selling items at list price that you can pick up in mainstream stores. Much of the quirkiness seems to have been replace...More

Thank Howland_Owl
Reviewed 23 August 2016

You just never know what you're going to find, which is what makes this shop so much fun. It's not a trip to Ptown without a stop here.

Thank Rachel M
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Starting to get old, same stuff year after year, more and more expensive and so crowded that it's not much fun. Kids usually find a tee or hat or chuchkee but lots of other cool places in town.

Thank Ian D
Reviewed 17 August 2016

If you're interested in walking into the biggest hodgepodge of stuff P'Town has to offer, you have to visit this store. You'll get dizzy looking at all the stuff on the walls, ceiling, just everywhere. There are aisles and aisles of weird stuff you never...More

Thank Lynda B
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

This a kooky store containing all the leftover marine and military items and stuff you will find anywhere. Clothing including uniforms, shirts, sweaters hats etc. is on the floor. Equipment including cameras, flashlight etc., I can't begin to itemize all the items available for purchase...More

Thank Tony C
Reviewed 15 August 2016

For many years, I have made it a point to go to Marine Specialties. Since I live 2 hours away, I get to Provincetown several times each summer. Not only is there always something different, there are also things you can count on. Some examples...More

1  Thank thedeb
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

This is a super fun store with a variety of interesting selections from T-shirts to toys- mainly with a coastal theme and Ptown vibe. We all enjoyed perusing the aisles on a busy Thursday night. I know I didn't see everything and would definitely go...More

Thank Vicki N
Reviewed 13 June 2016

My 14-year-old loves surplus stores, and he was in heaven in Marine Specialties! This is the place for souvenirs of the Cape, if you want something unusual, or to simply bargain shop. You'll find everything from East German military badges to Converse sneakers.

Thank Annie C
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Every time I'm down at P-town I have to go here. They have so many unique, interesting and fun items. I've been there when my kids were very young and they loved it and now with them in their late teens it is still a...More

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

This store is Full of all sorts of odd items, from new to used. Take your time and look closely at every nook and cranny, you'll be surprised at what you could find. The largest selection of "crap" on Commercial Street. $-$$$

1  Thank Daniel H
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