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Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum

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Address: High Pole Hill Road, Provincetown, MA 02657
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+1 508-487-1310
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This monument commemorates the Pilgrim's first landing in Provincetown (not...

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.

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Living in Massachusetts my whole life I never realized the Mayflower landed in Provincetown first. The trip to the top was a bit excruciating but the views were breathtaking when... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 July 2016
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Fitchburg, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Living in Massachusetts my whole life I never realized the Mayflower landed in Provincetown first. The trip to the top was a bit excruciating but the views were breathtaking when you got there. The two museums included in the price of admission were very informative. The whole thing took no more than an hour but was definitely something I am... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

So, I'd say it is a must for a couple reasons. The view of p-town is great from top of tower. If you are just visiting the town for a day - ya may as well pay to park in their lot (and get admission for parking) - and the museum is a nice bonus. The little exercise and the... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

We walked to the top of the Pilgrim Monument after touring the museum. The museum was fascinating - lots of interesting history in Provincetown! The view from the monument was beautiful, worth the climb (most of the climb is ramped, not stairs).

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

The climb up the monument was easier than expected because it mixed ramps in with steps. The lookout is a gorgeous 360 of the cape and beyond.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Great overview of the history of provincetown and an easy climb to the top of the tower to get a 360° view the area. You can see all the way to Boston on a clear day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

The views from top of the monument and undeniably beautiful. We had a 5-yr old and an 8-yr old walk up the stairs with us - and they could do it without much strain. Parking costs $15 but includes admission for one ($12). So if you intend to go to the monument as well as to commercial street - this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

This is something u must do. Go up the tower and see the view. It is a long ways up to the top but it is well worth it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Towering over the Cape Cod, this monument offers great 360 degrees views of the Cape Cod - stunning blue color of the Atlantic ocean. Going to the top and down are easier than usual, us instead of the standard staircases, you walk over sloped panels. You can always stop and take a little break, there is enough space to do... More 

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Winchester, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

There is on site parking and it costed $15 but you receive one free admission with ticket. When we first got there we went to the top of the monument. There are a few steps but the rest of it is ramps. It is a long way up but worth the view. Then we went to the museum which was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

It's a little pricey for what you get, in my opinion. There is a small gift shop, a small museum about the history of the Pilgrims, and then the monument, which you can walk up with moderate effort to get great views.

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