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Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum

Opens in 12 min: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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...more
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High Pole Hill Road, Provincetown, MA 02657
+1 508-487-1310
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All reviews worth the climb easy climb no elevator great views from the top free admission whaling industry mayflower compact p town gift shop worth the effort cape cod take your time parking fee leave your car local history walk up great history
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Reviewed yesterday

We so enjoyed the walk to the top. It is up 95% ramps so not as tough as climbing stairs all the way up. Better suited for a nicer weather day as there are open windows. Fantastic views of the area.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CraftTheTravel
Reviewed 3 days ago

very enjoyable climb to the top of the tower, but once there one could see for miles in all directions, well worth the climb. would recommend to anyone. and the museum is very worth seeing, lots of things and takes one back in time.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank irish194960
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an interesting monument dedicated to the pilgrims . I did not go all the way to top due to fact I was cold . I was still able to get pictures from lower windows. Other members of my party went to top. They...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Angela_bedford
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked to the top of this impressive monument honoring where the Pilgrims landed. Great view over Provincetown. Plan to spend over an hour meandering through an extensive museum. We enjoyed every minute there!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Libraldy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Pilgrim Monument is a real landmark and absolutely worth visiting. Not alone that it is the highest granite monument in the US. It’s meaning to keep the remembrance of the historical incidents vivid is even more important and for that purpose the appearance is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited here on the 398th anniversary of the Pilgrims landing. It was a long drive from Boston, but what a wonderful museum! I did not expect to learn so much, I figured it would just be a monument and that's it. But it was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JetSetFiend
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum is an extremely tall monument (and small museum) and was built in 1910 to commemorate the Pilgrims landing in the new world in 1620 (before they moved to Plymouth, Massachusetts). The monument looks like the Washington Monument in Washington...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank rockyjoe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Steady climb to the top. Worth every breath. When you get up to the top and see the magnificent view of Cape Cod Bay and the sand dunes. Will definitely recommend to anyone who visits here.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jeffrey M
Reviewed 5 November 2018

The Pilgrim Monument is an interesting structure that provides a wonderful 360 degree vista for those who climb to the top. The Provincetown Museum on the ground floor has an excellent collection of artifacts and displays that cover the entire history of the area.There is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ddaborn
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed the trek up the tower today with my husband and young child. We walked from commercial street and then hiked up the tower. Our almost three year old enjoyed the climb and nearly made it the whole way by herself. The ramps definitely help...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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26 September 2018|
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Response from Paul H | Reviewed this property |
No place to check in a backpack but as it's a reasonably gentle grade with plenty of waiting places as you go it, provided its not too big it should be no problem.
karen l
21 February 2017|
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Response from travelgirl3781 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it’s a quick walk from the ferry
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!