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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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Jeremy Point Jaunt from Wellfleet Marina
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Private Jeremy Point Excursion from Wellfleet
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Full-Day Provincetown Land and Sea Scenic Tour

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Great little museum, interesting views

I visited Provincetown with my family and decided to go see the cost of the monument. I was pleased to see that they offer free entry to serving military, but was then... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Mirfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited Provincetown with my family and decided to go see the cost of the monument. I was pleased to see that they offer free entry to serving military, but was then disappointed to see that the discount was for the military member only - NOT their family (who go though hell when their fathers and mothers are serving overseas,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Plymouth Rock is important historically, but the little monument is not worth more than 5 minutes' time. The main street has ice cream vendors and souvenirs -- so what? The pilgrim ship is terrific, but it has been away from Plymouth a couple of times for long stretched of time recently, undergoing repairs. If you are here, go to Plimouth... More 

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Thank EagleEyeBoston
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The views of the area are exceptional. The museum offers so much information about Ptown and it's early beginnings. Well worth the $12 admission

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately for us, the museum and monument were closed. However, you could walk the grounds and take pictures of the exterior of both. I read where it is easy and quick to climb the monument because of the ramps. It is a 252-foot granite monument. The views from the top of the surrounding area must be fantastic. There is an... More 

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Thank ITRT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is small, and admittance to the museum and tower are a little pricey, but it's a nice way to spend an hour. The exhibit in the Mayflower landing is great, especially for me, an educator who's students are about to learn all about the Pilgrims.

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Yucaipa, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One hundred sixteen steps and multiple ramps to some outstanding views. Little bit of history along way.

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Parking in the off season is free and plentiful. There are two attractions - the monument and the museum. Both are excellent. The monument is well designed for climbing with a series of ramps and steps. It makes it easier and although I'm well into my 60s and of average fitness, the climb was easily achieved. The view from the... More 

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Mashpee, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When in Provincetown, a visit to this monument is a must! There are multiple exhibits at the entrance to this site that offer a great taste of pilgrim history and a general overview of the area. The monument itself is tall and offers great views of the entire cape. There is a series of ramps leading to the top, which... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you visit you need to climb the 116 steps to the viewing platform of the Pilgrim monument. The view is phenomenal, and on a clear day you can even see to Boston! The museum has many Pilgrim treasures, and the you really get a good feel for the history of Provincetown.

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Meriden, CT
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was quite a hike it make it all the way to the top, but it's sure worth it. Really awesome view! I would recommend this for sure.

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