Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, Provincetown

4.6
#1 of 70 in Museums in Cape Cod
Must see · Monument · Specialty Museum
Create an itinerary including Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum
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. Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , international travel planner Edition.
Improve this listing »
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
1,489 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • This is a great vista to see Provincetown. It is also a great place to park to explore downtown for free. Just note there is a hill to climb up and down. 
    This is a great vista to see Provincetown. It is also a great place to park to explore downtown for free. Just note there is a hill to climb up and down.  more »
  • Decided to officially visit this monument on a whim and had a great time. It’s a bit of a climb up to the top but with a mix of steps and short ramps that took around 13 minutes to climb. Super views....  more
    Decided to officially visit this monument on a whim and had a great time. It’s a bit of a climb up to the top but with a mix of steps and short ramps that took around 13 minutes to climb. Super views....  more »
  • 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... 
    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...  more »
Google
  • A must! Where American democracy was born!
  • Is only open thurs to sun.
  • A Must visit in P Town
  • Wow! Simply put, it's a lot of steps to get to the top but definitely worth it if there's visibility. We went on a cloudy day and didn't get to see much but we enjoyed the challenging walk to the top. Lots to see in the museum area and the elevator access to the town was really excellent. 5 minute walk from elevator to restaurants.
  • Almost empty on an April Sunday so it made for a low pressure visit- no one crowding the exhibits and no one hurrying behind me up the stairs/ramps of the monument. Very nicely curated museum and great view of the Cape from the top of the monument. Nice gift shop also. Well worth the admission.

Plan your trip to Provincetown

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.