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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  • October 4, 2017
    Figure an hour in the museum. Several rooms and at least two videos. The two bones, from the jar of a whale, run from floor to ceiling, and we're once the centerpiece of the front yard of a captain. W...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    Views from the top are worth the climb, which is made easier thanks to the ramps used most of the way up, after the first series of steps. The 360- degree view of P'town gives you a birds-eye perspect...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    I should have done more research on this one. Admission was $12 adult, $10 senior, parking immediately behind was $15 including one admission. We parked in a different spot being unfamiliar with the l...  more »
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  • July 10, 2017
    We had perfect weather for a climb up the monument. The way the steps/ramp is designed makes it relatively easy to get to the top and to come down. A blessing for these 55 year old knees. The view was fantastic. The museum was fun to wander around. Overall, well worth the admission price.
  • July 7, 2017
    Very cool to climb to the top of this. Great views of the end of the Cape. 250 feet, narrow hallways and people getting tired. Be sure you have ample time to look around up here and in the museum. Very cool stuff.
  • July 2, 2017
    Great views from the top. Built to commemorate the first landing of the Mayflower on North American soil at the tip of Cape Cod, in what today is Provincetown, Massachusetts. While exploring this area for 5 weeks, the Mayflower Compact was drafted and signed, before moving on to establish the Plymouth Colony.
  • July 9, 2017
    Great museum with interesting exhibits that cover the history of Provincetown dating back to the pilgrim's arrival. The highlight is climbing the tower for the panoramic views of Provincetown. It's not strenuous but there are quite a few stairs.
  • June 21, 2017
    Loved this place! Learned so much! Although a small museum, had plenty of information. The tower itself is really nice and a good workout!

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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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