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Visit a Provincetown Museum

Cape Cod is one of the most historical places in America. The Pilgrims landed in Plymouth off the coast of Cape Cod. You can learn more about their journey at some of the local museums here in Provincetown.

But you won't just be covering American history if you go on a museum tour. Your curiosity will take you through on a pirate's journey, through classical and modern art galleries, and even to the bottom of the sea. Let's take a tour together!

Pilgrim Monument

Address: 1 High Pole Hill Rd, Provincetown
Monday, Wednesday - Sunday: 10AM - 5PM
Closed Tuesdays

How much does the Pilgrim Monument cost?

Adults: $18
Seniors and Teens: $14
Children (4 - 12): $8

What's at the Pilgrim Monument Museum?

Recognized as the Provincetown Tower, tourists often see the Pilgrim Monument without knowing what it is. The soaring historical landmark is meant to memorialize the history of the Mayflower Pilgrims. According to the Pilgrim Monument website, it's the tallest all-granite structure in the United States, and you'll have the chance to climb it.

While the exhibits change, you'll have the chance to learn about early Pilgrim historical figures, and how they interacted with the Native American Wampanoag.


The museum decks out the beautiful tower with Christmas decorations every year. You may also have the opportunity to listen to Wampanoag Nation Singers and watch dancers perform to traditional music.

Provincetown Museum of Art

Address: 460 Commercial St.

Thursday - Sunday: 12PM - 5PM
Ticket Prices: $12.50 per person

We've talked about local art galleries thoroughly in one of our other articles, but visiting the Provincetown Museum of Art itself should be a top priority if you are a fan of modern artistic creations. With over 3000 pieces spanning a myriad of artists, you should be able to find something that speaks to you.

If you are an aspiring artist yourself, you'll be interested to learn that the museum sometimes hosts Studio nights. Take a look at the schedule if you want to paint your own masterpiece.

Whydah Pirate Museum

Address: 674 MA-28, West Yarmouth


Thursday - Sunday: 11AM - 4PM
Cost: $11 - $15 per person

Want to see if the pirate's life is for you? Check out the Whydah Pirate Museum on the coast of Cape Cod. This museum has a trove of artifacts from an actual pirate shipwreck. It's one of the largest collections in the world of this nature!

Whydah Pirate Museum hosts several activities throughout the year, especially on Halloween. This is perfect for families! You may also see some cool archeological digs that scientists are uncovering right now!

Sea Space Marine Discovery Center

Address: 5 Holway Ave, Provincetown
Hours: Call in at 508-487-3623.

Ticket Prices: FREE

Have you always been fascinated by the ocean? You're in for a treat if you visit the discovery center. Marine biologists, geologists, and engineers are constantly researching marine life in Cape Cod.

You should be able to take a quick tour of the facilities to learn how new research is improving the life of sea creatures.
Starting December 30 and ending January 3.

Old Harbor Life-Saving Station Museum

Address: Race Point, Provincetown
Hours: Call in at 508-255-3421

Ticket Prices: FREE

Don't mind a bit of a drive? Then you should head to this beautiful museum off the northern coast of Cape Cod. Located in a small wooden house, you can find artifacts of men who supported people who were shipwrecked on the Cape Cod shores.

You can watch a demonstration of how people focused on life preservation, and you can ask the rangers any questions you might have. People have praised the building's design and authenticity. Worth a stop if you're in the area.
Did these museums interest you? We sure hope so! If they did, feel free to check out the White Porch Inn if you need a place to stay.