Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, Provincetown

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Commemorating the first landfall of the Pilgrims in 1620, Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum was built in 1907. The monument is the tallest all-granite structure in the United States at 76.8 m (252 ft ). You can climb to the top via a series of stairs and take in views of the area. The monument also features a small museum at its base that has a unique collection of exhibits about local history, art, the fishing community, and the tourist culture. A visit to Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Provincetown trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Worth it to go to the top - great views. Interesting exhibits in museum. Friendly and helpful staff.  more »
  • On a clear day, you must take the time to climb to the top of the monument. The monument is the first thing you notice when coming into Provincetown, so as an icon of the town you must visit. It is an...  more »
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  • Climbing to the top of Pilgrim Monument is great fun for those with strong legs and an equally strong heart. The Monument is well over a hundred steps to the top, no elevator, but the view from the top is spectacular. It is the tallest all granite structure in America. Also visit the historical and cultural museum at the base of the Monument. The view from the top is well worth the climb, but not for someone who suffers from heart disease.
  • A nice monument up on the hill. It is a few dollars per person to get in to the museum and monument, but you also have to pay for parking (at least in some seasons). The town is right down the hill so you can do the monument and town all in the same day easily. The monument is well kept and very regal. There are great views as well.
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