Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, Provincetown

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Commemorating the first landfall of the Pilgrims in 1620, Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum was built in 1907. The monument is the tallest all-granite structure in the United States at 76.8 m (252 ft ). You can climb to the top via a series of stairs and take in views of the area. The monument also features a small museum at its base that has a unique collection of exhibits about local history, art, the fishing community, and the tourist culture. A visit to Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Provincetown trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Not a lot to see in Musuem. But if the weather is good and you fancy lots of exercise the monument is worth a visit for the views from top.  more »
  • Being from Wyoming, I had little knowledge as to the local history. Great experience and the view is phenomenal !!  more »
  • I visit here every time I get to P-Town. I love the climb up - it is not a difficult climb - the stairs are long-run, short-rise stairs. On a hot day, the cool air from the bay is channeled up the tow...  more »
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  • We took a ferry from Plymouth to P Town and spent a day walking around the town and seeing the sites. Pilgrim Monument is not very far from the pier where the ferries drop you off, but take a little of water if it's a hot day. There's a small hill you have to walk up in order to get there. It has a great gift shop where you can browse and rest for a bit.
  • Interesting museum about the local history of Provincetown and the wider Cape Cod. Cherry on top was the 360 degree view across Cape Cod!
  • Great scenic place to visit. And fun going up all the way to top.
  • Great view, great for pictures or meditation. Dates or painting. Very soothing.
  • Beautiful monument worth walking the 160-some steps and ramps to get to the top at 252 feet. Lovely views all around. Take water and stop often! Nice breezes at the top. Museum and gift shop are very nice. Park in the lot all day, with cost going toward one admission.
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