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Joan Seidel

Things To Do

The Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum commemorates the history of the Mayflower Pilgrims, including their arrival and stay in Provincetown Harbor before sailing to Plymouth and the signing of the Mayflower Compact. The monument is the tallest all-granite structure in the United States, and the view from the top is spectacular. The adjacent museum has exhibits depicting important events and people in Provincetown history.

Commercial Street comes alive with foot traffic in the summer and becomes a destination in itself.  P’ Town is known as a haven for folks of all walks of life seeking freedom of expression, and you can spend an entire day here people watching. Guest houses, restaurants, retail shops, art galleries, and cafés are clustered on this marvelous main strip.

Beach It!

Joshua Shortsleeve Race Point Beach, named for the fierce rip tides that come around the point of the Cape, is located here at the Cape’s northernmost tip. The views are amazing, and whales and seals are often visible offshore. Take a short walk from the beach to Race Point Lighthouse.

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Provincetown and its Monument

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