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Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum

High Pole Hill Road, Provincetown, MA 02657
+1 508-487-1310
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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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“worth the climb” (107 reviews)
“easy climb” (37 reviews)
“no elevator” (21 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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High Pole Hill Road, Provincetown, MA 02657
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+1 508-487-1310
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"easy climb"
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"no elevator"
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"great views from the top"
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"worth the effort"
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"cape cod"
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"gift shop"
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Reviewed yesterday

The tower has a series of stairs and ramps which makes the trek upward much easier. Views of the cape are great from that vantage point. The museum had interesting information on the pilgrims and the monument.

Thank dmbakerphd
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great little museum charting history of first European settlers in the area and the socio-economic history of the region. As we live in Leiden, The Netherlands where the Mayflower set sail, we were fascinated by the video explaining the Pilgrims long and difficult journey from...More

Thank par64London
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice museum and gorgeous views of the area. Difficult climb but we are in average shape. We rode bikes and were glad we did. Parking cost more than admission!

Thank Shari P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly greeting from the staff. Museum exhibits are interesting. Reasonably priced and if you park in the lot opposite, 1 adult entrance is included. Didn’t make it up the tower

Thank GuidoScotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am handicapped. I have fibromyalgia. I really wanted to see the view from the top. They say there are 116 steps up on a sign at the bottom. They lie! When I got to 116 steps, there was still many floors to go. I...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The monument is visible from most of Ptown and when you’re driving in. Interesting photo stop, but we didn’t climb to the top.

Thank MeraKi25
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth a visit. The museum has just enough information and displays to give you a history of the pilgram landing and of the settlement of Cape Cod. The monument is include in the visit and is the main draw. Well worth the climb (tallest granite...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a beautiful view,.We did not climb to the top , my husband has bad knees. Our daughter and her boyfriend and our granddaughter did, said you could see forever at top.

Thank Donna M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a fairly easy climb to the top of the monument. It offers stunning views in all directions of the cape. Definitely worth the climb.

Thank Chris M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Neat monument with wonderful views! Pay to park there and walk down the hill to town. You’ll save money parking

Thank Ryan B
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karen l
21 February 2017|
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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.
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karen l
21 February 2017|
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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!
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TravelerUpstateNY
28 September 2016|
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Response from Cliffordmte | Reviewed this property |
Parking included one entry, not that expensive but well worth it. I think Peking was $15. Admission $12
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