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Provincetown Library

356 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657-2322
+1 508-487-7094
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What a little gem

I went here to check out the views and the model schooner. I was very impressed. The library is... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2016
Canberra, Australia
via mobile

This is such a stunning building in the center of town; you cannot - and should not - miss it. It... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2016
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“second floor” (89 reviews)
“rose dorothea” (30 reviews)
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356 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657-2322
+1 508-487-7094
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Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

I went here to check out the views and the model schooner. I was very impressed. The library is immaculately set up and makes use of its small area. The children's corner was inviting and would be a great place to take a bored toddler...More

2  Thank Canberra_Traveller
Reviewed 15 July 2016

This is such a stunning building in the center of town; you cannot - and should not - miss it. It is hard to make yourself go in to an old building while you are at the beaches or in a shopping street, but please...More

2  Thank FrankSAmsterdam
Reviewed 14 July 2016

If you don't visit the 2nd floor of this library to see the 1/2 full size schooner assembled there then you have missed out on one of the best attractions in town.

1  Thank David L
Reviewed 13 July 2016

The library is several stories high and thus makes a nice place to read a book and gaze out the window. There is a life size replica of a former fishing ship from Provincetown in the middle of the library. It was a nice place...More

1  Thank travelingwoman45
Reviewed 10 July 2016

My wife had told me that on our walk back to our Motel, we had to stop at the Library because they had a surprise I would enjoy. I love surprises as she knows and could not wait. The stately building is in keeping with...More

1  Thank Aegiss1
Reviewed 8 July 2016

if you travel with little children, it is a must visit place. It has a little ship on its children library and the view of the port is incredible from the top floor.

1  Thank Dora_D_Explorer00
Reviewed 8 July 2016

when you visit go to the 3rd floor for the views. the library is not well sought out, and that's to bad. the views are great from the 3rd floor tower.

Thank MikeR44Green
Reviewed 6 July 2016

What a surprise - to go into a beautiful historic building that houses the library - because I love libraries - and find a 2+ story sailboat. It was amazing to walk around the Rose Dorothy and appreciate its craftsmanship. Beautiful!!

1  Thank deborahw20152015
Reviewed 29 June 2016

We were walking on McMillan Pier and got a tip from the sailboat brochure lady to visit the library. We would not have known to otherwise, but it's not to be missed!! On the 2nd floor, besides having a beautiful view of the harbor, is...More

Thank dawn3g
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Great views and spectacular replica of Rose Dothea insideThe library was renovated and very clean. Nice children's section to share a book with the kids

Thank wbartonod
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