Cape Cod Sights


Pilgrim Monument

Pilgrim Monument Review

The first thing you'll see in Provincetown is this grandiose edifice, which seems somewhat out of proportion to the rest of the low-rise town. The monument commemorates the Pilgrims' first landing in the New World and their signing of the Mayflower Compact (the first Colonial-American rules of self-governance) before they set off to explore the mainland. Climb the 116 steps and 60 short ramps of the 252-foot-high tower for a panoramic view—dunes on one side, harbor on the other, and the entire bay side of Cape Cod beyond. At the tower's base is a museum of Lower Cape and Provincetown history, with exhibits on whaling, shipwrecks, and scrimshaw.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 1 High Pole Hill Rd., Downtown Center, Provincetown, MA, 02657 | Map It
  • Phone: 508/487–1310
  • Cost: $12
  • Hours: Apr.–late May, mid–Sept.–early Dec., daily 9–5; late May–mid-Sept., daily 9–7; closed Dec.–Mar.
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  • Location: Provincetown
Updated: 12-23-2013

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