Provincetown Museums

The Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum

About: The Pilgrim Monument commemorates the history of the Mayflower Pilgrims, their arrival and stay in Provincetown Harbor, and the signing of the Mayflower Compact. It is the tallest all-granite structure in the United States. Visitors can walk to the top on a series of stairs and ramps. 

The Provincetown Museum is a charming mix of the old and the new. The permanent exhibits retain  the charm of an old-fashioned history museum. Exhibits highlight the arrival of the Mayflower Pilgrims, the town’s rich maritime history, the early days of modern American theater in Provincetown, and the building of the monument.

When: Open April 1st – November 30th, 7 days a week 9-5pm. Open late to 7:00pm in the summer months! Closed Thanksgiving Day.

Where: High Pole Hill Road, Provincetown, MA

Contact: 508-487-1310 | Website | Facebook

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Provincetown Art Association and Museum

About: The Provincetown Art Association and Museum is a nationally recognized, year-round cultural institution that fuses the creative energy of America’s oldest active art colony with the natural beauty of outer Cape Cod that has inspired artists for generations.

When: 

Monday-Thursday, 11am-8pm
Friday, 11am-10pm
Saturday, 11am-6pm
Sunday, 11am-5pm

General admission: $10, free on Fridays after 5pm!

Where: 460 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA 02657

Contact: 508-487-1750 | Website | Facebook

Provincetown Art Association & Museum

Rose Dorothea Schooner: Provincetown Public Library

About: While the library isn’t technically a museum, it houses a half-scale model of the fishing schooner, Rose Dorothea. The Rose Dorothea was built as a tribute to the fishermen of Provincetown and to New England’s ship-building tradition.

In addition to its extensive book and media collection, the library’s art collection is displayed throughout the museum floors. This collection contains works from some of Provincetown’s most notable artists.

Wander through this wonderful building and enjoy the beautiful schooner and their collection.

When: 

Monday: 10 am to 5 pm
Tuesday – Thursday: 10 am to 8 pm
Friday: 10 am to 5 pm
Saturday: 1 pm to 5 pm
Sunday: 1 pm to 5 pm

Where: 356 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657

Contact: 508-487-7094 | Website | Facebook


This photo of Provincetown Library is courtesy of TripAdvisor