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.
  • 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.
  • There are a nice little museum and gift shop close to the monument. The views from the top of the monument are gorgeous on a clear day - we saw Boston over forty miles away. There are quite a lot of steps to climb to the top of the tower, so it's probably not a great place for young children or those who have trouble climbing/walking.
  • Its a beautiful history place where you will learn how and where the pilgrims land first. The sight is gorgeous but you have to be ready to walk a lot of stairs. It worth it.
  • Fun, unique landmark on the Cape. We were there for the lighting of the Christmas lights that the monument is decorated, it was crowded but well run and managed. The museum at the foot of the monument has some wonderful historical content and is worth a visit.

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Provincetown hosts dozens of bed and breakfasts and hotels, offering comfortable lodgings at all price points. Most of the town's quaint inns and guesthouses--located in restored century-old buildings within walking distance of most major attractions--provide spacious rooms loaded with high-tech features, plus complimentary hot breakfast. It may be extremely difficult to get a room at the height of Provincetown's tourist season, so shop for bargains and make your reservations several months before your trip.
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