We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum

High Pole Hill Road, Provincetown, MA 02657
+1 508-487-1310
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Full-Day Provincetown Land and Sea Scenic Tour
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
This monument commemorates the Pilgrim's first landing in Provincetown (not Plymouth), where they conceived, wrote and committed to the Mayflower Compact - the foundational document for the democracy America enjoys today. The Monument is the tallest all-granite structure in the U.S. rising 353 feet above sea level, and at the top, visitors are provided the most spectacular view of Cape Cod.In addition to the MOnument, the Provincetown Museum presents the unique cultural heritage of this historic town with special exhibitions and permanent displays.The Monument and Museum has ample parking, is open daily from APril 1st through November 30, and NEW this year - a food concession call the "Shallop Cafe" where visitors can enjoy a picnic lunch overlooking Provincetown and the Bay.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“easy climb” (33 reviews)
“no elevator” (19 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
High Pole Hill Road, Provincetown, MA 02657
+1 508-487-1310
Write a Review
Reviews (1,155)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 1,099 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

We walked from the MacMillan Wharf/Commercial Street area to the monument's location on High Pole Hill which in itself requires some steep uphill street walking. The 252 foot campanile structure to commemorate the Mayflower Pilgrims1620 first landing was built over a three year period from...More

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We recently drove down to Provincetown on Cape Cod which is the furthest point you can drive to. Cute quaint little town with many little tourist attractions stores to purchase souvenirs gifts shirts clothing Etc. The Pilgrim Monument stands extremely tall it would be impossible...More

Thank digdeep0169
Reviewed 5 days ago

You can't miss the tower as it is a large structure that you can see for miles but once on land you must not fail to visit. If you are reasonably fit and healthy, climbing to the top is achievable in 15 minutes and brings...More

1  Thank OldWulf
Reviewed 5 days ago

Parking on the main street area is about $15 and more so - If you park at the Monument - - it is $15 ALL day and "1" free admission !! - - Great deal a little walk to the main street - but if...More

Thank m35yellowbrickrd
Reviewed 5 days ago

It may look intimidating, but it is an easier climb than you may think (my wife and I are in our sixties) and well worth it; the view is great. Make sure you see the museum on local history, and the exhibit on the development...More

Thank Allen M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The 360 deg view of the Cape is spectacular. You also learn a lot about the settlement of the area by The Mayflower pilgrims.

Thank Chullinger
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Pilgrim Monument on Cape Cod in Provincetown, Massachusetts, is 252 feet and 7 1/2 inches tall, the tallest all-granite structure in the United States. There is no elevator to the top. But you can get there by walking up 116 steps. It isn't as...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were here in late June. We had parked a few blocks away (paid $20-25) and walked. Our plan was to leave the car where it was and walk all over P-Town. When we approached the Monument, there was a sign that for $15 (I...More

Thank Andrea B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found the climb a bit strenuous; but for those who are in decent physical share, this will be a small challenge. It takes most people between 10-15 minutes to get to the top, though with the winding staircase we felt it took twice as...More

Thank FrancisFern
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had apprehensions that this might be a boring waste of time, but I found it to be anything but that. Climbing the stairs to the top of the monument was not difficult and there are nice views at the top. However, I especially enjoyed...More

Thank benthere
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

On behalf of the Pilgrim Monument and the Provincetown Museum I would like to thank you for taking the time to share with us your experience here, your feedback is greatly appreciated and will help us as we grow and learn from our visitors

Nearby Restaurants
Tin Pan Alley
363 reviews
.20 km away
544 reviews
.23 km away
Provincetown Portuguese Bakery
476 reviews
.23 km away
Post Office Cafe
391 reviews
.24 km away
Nearby Attractions
Provincetown Town Hall
173 reviews
.15 km away
Cortile Gallery
15 reviews
.24 km away
Julie Tremblay Gallery
6 reviews
.19 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
karen l
20 February 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Denlau9 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure where the ferry comes in but my husband & I both feel it must be. P town is not large at all. Of course this is assuming you are in shape to walk several blocks with no effort.
karen l
20 February 2017|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
Response from Vagabond757 | Reviewed this property |
It will probably take you about 20 minutes to walk from the Monument to the ferry for Long Point. Have fun!
28 September 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Cliffordmte | Reviewed this property |
Parking included one entry, not that expensive but well worth it. I think Peking was $15. Admission $12