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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
13:00 - 17:00
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Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 13:00 - 17:00

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Very unique Library

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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
Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Provincetown on Cape Cod is friends friendly. In fact I think this the best gay place in the USA. The city center has a nice decorated mainstreet with perfect restaurants.

Thank Ronald B
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

What a wonderful structure and such great use of space! Welcoming as you come in and the layout draws you to the display of the silver Lipton cup. The cup is ornate with winged horses on each side for handles.... Then you take the elevator up to the half scale model of the ship in the children's section. A must... More 

Thank Viatoripatuit207
London, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Looking for things to do on an out of season day in Provincetown we read that the library has a half-scale model of the sailing ship that won the Lipton Cup way back when. Seems the buiding was originally a museum and when they decided to have a model of this ship (which is huge - they had to knock... More 

Thank RedHeadPeter
Long Beach, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Restrooms are good.Did not stay there very long. Nice building architecture to look at while we were strolling.

Thank Bill M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

It is always gratifying to see libraries are still alive and this one is a real gem-offering more than one would expect.The ship on the top floor is a nice complement to the views from the windows.A nice place to visit.

Thank joant613
Holyoke, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped in here to take a break from Commercial Street and was pleasantly surprised. The childrens area was clean and comfortable. There were big padded blocks for climbing. My 10 month old had a blast crawling around and climbing. If you have a little who is getting antsy from the stroller, this will give them a nice break.

Thank april6335
Croydon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Interesting local items, the boat in the children's section is great! Lots of places to sit and be quiet.

Thank John W
Sunnyvale, California
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Beautiful inside and out. Well organized. Views from the upper windows are very rewarding. Lots of local art on the walls.

Thank svale87
Brookline, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

It is such a well stocked library and well managed. Also, this is one of children's favorite places to go in Provincetown. It is not to be missed, even by tourists!

Thank dlrboston

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