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Pilgrim Monument

The Pilgrim Monument has been around since 1907-1910 and was first built by The Cape Cod Pilgrim Memorial Association to honor the Mayflower Pilgrims' first landing in Provincetown. Tourists from all over the world come to climb the monument and view the Provincetown museum at its base.

The Cape's first building with the inclusion of a museum opened at the base of the monument in 1910, for the purpose of educating the public about Provincetown's role in pilgrim history. For almost a hundred years guests have come to visit and admire the beautiful monument.

The Monument

The Monument is the tallest all-granite structure in the United States at the height of 252 feet and 7 inches. The design is patterned after the Torre Del Mangia in Siena, Italy. The walk to the top on 116 steps and 60 ramps only takes about 10 minutes at a leisurely pace.

All sorts of stones were donated by different cities, towns, and organizations from all over the United States that can be seen during the climb to the top.

The Museum

The Provincetown Museum has an old-fashioned style and is a captivating mix of the old and the new events of different aspects of Provincetown and American history. The exhibits mainly revolve around the arrival of the mayflower Pilgrims, the towns history, and the monument itself.

The town's first fire engine, the native American Wampanoag tribe, and different kinds of animal artifacts are just a few of the more popular exhibits.


Not many people are aware that this edifice was modeled after one of significance in Italy's Tuscan region. The views are breathtaking and the exercise is necessary to appreciate the effort.
WHAT A VIEW! billcarp, Trip Advisor
The monument is seeing from everywhere around Provincetown and it is a must go when in the city. There is a musem attached to the monument, which has really nice information on the first pilgrims in the US. Going up the tower is not challenging at all, as there are a few steps but mostly ramps going up.. and it is awesome up there. Great views of the Cape.
Great views of a great city. Fabio D, Trip Advisor
The monument offers 360 degree views of provincetown and the cape, on very clear days you can see all the way to Boston. The museum offers a wide variety of historic information and pictures covering many unique aspects of bothb Pilgrim and modern cape history
See it all from the highest spot. Rahaal, Trip Advisor
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