The Pilgrims spent five weeks exploring the Provincetown Harbor in November and December of 1620, before finally settling in Plymouth. The Pilgrim Monument, a 252-foot granite obelisk begun in 1907, was built to commemorate their time in Provincetown.
As you take on the 116 steps to the top, note many interior stones donated by municipalities throughout the U.S.
The Provincetown Museum covers more than the Pilgrims. The town’s maritime history is represented here, as are giant souvenirs (stuffed polar bear, for example) from local Arctic explorers, artifacts from Native American inhabitants, furniture, art, photos, household goods, the arrival of modern American theater, and the building of the monument itself.
Last admission 45 minutes before closing.
Ignore parking rules at your peril.