Pilgrim Monument beckons locals to have a climb--on them

During Townie Week, residents get in for free
Provincetown residents can climb the Pilgrim Monument, check out the Provincetown Museum and enjoy the grounds for free during Townie Week. Photo by Maggie Kulbokas.

Sometimes we locals run the risk of taking our hometowns here on Cape for granted.  We forget that most folks aren't within walking, biking or even driving distance of the ocean.  We lose sight of the rich cultural, historical and natural world that surrounds us.

To make sure that doesn't happen to the folks in Provincetown, the Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum is offering locals (Provincetown residents, that is) free admission during Townie Week--June 15-21.

Residents need only present their ID and the museum and monument are theirs to explore at no charge.

"If you love Provincetown, you'll love its history," said Executive Director John McDonagh. "It's as unique as the town itself."

This year, PM-PM unveiled the new exhibit, "Forgotten Port: Provincetown's Whaling Heritage" on April 1. McDonagh calls the exhibit, which runs through the end of November, "a story that hasn't been told."

"Forgotten Port" chronicles Provincetown's evolution from a town that hunted whales, to a town that saves whales.

The Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum is at One High Pole Hill Road in Provincetown, 508-487-1310.

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