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Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum

A Cape Cod icon, Pilgrim Monument Provincetown rises above the town. The monument is a testament to the Pilgrims of the Mayflower ship, which landed in the New World in November 1620. It also commemorates the signing of the Mayflower Compact, the Plymouth Colony's first governing document. Visitors can climb to the top, but be warned, you're in for a workout. There are 116 steps to climb, but the breathtaking views are worth it. The Provincetown Museum features permanent exhibits highlighting the arrival of the Mayflower pilgrims and the town's maritime history. Popular displays include arrowheads, tools, and images of the local Native American Wampanoag tribe and the town's first fire engine, built in the 1830s.

Pilgrim Monument Bradford Access Project

The project refers to the construction of an inclined elevator that extends the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum's (PMPM) front door down to Bradford Street. Once finished, this will give people easier access to and from Provincetown's downtown area.


  • Hours: 9 AM - 7 PM
  • Prices: $18 Admission Fee (For Adults)


  • Run to the Top
  • Annual Lighting
  • PMPM Gala


  • Climbing Monument stairs
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Shallop Cafe dining
  • Museum exhibits
  • Historic sightseeing


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