Provincetown Public Library, Provincetown

Feed your inner bookworm by visiting Provincetown Public Library, a historic place that serves as a national monument. Standing since 1873, Nathan Freeman gave the building as a gift to the town that took a special place in his heart. See the unique nautical style of the library renovation from 1977 that enables both book enthusiasts and learners to experience the peaceful space. Enter the building to see a real live ship inside that completes the library's nautical theme. Climb to the top floor to view the harbor and the city. By using our Provincetown holiday maker tool , you can arrange your visit to Provincetown Public Library and other attractions in Provincetown.
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  • This building began life as a church in 1860 for the fishing fleet people who lived here at that time, It was they who for whatever reason installed the replica of the Rose Dorothea sailing ship weigh...  more »
  • Visited the library, and the outside is very historical, having been recently renovated. The inside is extremely quiet. The book collection is very small, and there was only one computer open for publ...  more »
  • Our group was told to check out the library, which was at one time a church, at another time a museum. We told the librarian we just came in to see the building and she told us to travel up the elevat...  more »
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  • The library is wonderful for kids and adults alike. Be sure to visit the second floor for a unique piece of local art and the third floor for views of Provincetown Harbor.
  • Hope to see you there!! Best Sunday library ever!!
  • Cute place to visit in PTown. There's free WiFi here.
  • Very friendly staff, and the building is rather impressive- especially the half size ship replica on the second floor!
  • Super nice women at the library...they are proud of this place and would do eveything to make sure you enjoy your visit at the library

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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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