This Week at the Pilgrim Monument and P-Town Museum

August 13th to August 20th

This Week at Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum (PMPM)

August 13, 2017 to August 20, 2017

Hours of operation: Open daily 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM through Labor Day

New on Website: online ticketing available on website for admission and special events:

Special Events:

Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum to Host a Monumental Carnival Week Picnic

Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum will host their fourth Monumental Summer Picnic featuring Mac’s Seafood on Wednesday, August 16 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm during Carnival Week in Provincetown. Visitors are welcomed to enjoy music from Provincetown locals Halcyone Hurst and John Thomas. There will also be guest appearances by Miss Richfield 1981 and our own Pilgrim, the Provincetown Town Crier. Tickets are $45 per adult and $15 per child. The Adult menu offers a choice of Mac’s Famous Lobster Roll or Fried Chicken with all the trimmings including watermelon and dessert. Children’s menu includes Fried Chicken dinner with all the trimmings. Dinner will be served from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Cash bar available and Ice Cream Pops from the Local Scoop! Purchase tickets online at Free parking will be available starting at 5:00pm.

Exhibition Updates

Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum (PMPM) has added a few updates to its popular exhibition, “The Great Provincetown Summer 1916” including pieces to bring it into 1917, during the beginning of World War I. The PMPM has added to the exhibition an original Roll of Honor of 306 Provincetown residents who fought in World War I who served in the Army, Army nurses, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, Aviation and Y.M.C.A.  The refreshed exhibition also includes an original Liberty Bond poster.

What to do at Pilgrim Monument:

Visitors of the PMPM also have the opportunity to enjoy an invigorating climb up the iconic 252-foot granite Monument with 116 steps and 60 ramps to take in the breathtaking 360-degree view of Provincetown, the tip of Cape Cod. For those who don’t want to climb the Monument, the beautiful grounds of the PMPM are the ideal setting for a picnic lunch to watch the hustle and bustle of the busy Provincetown Harbor.

What to see at Provincetown Museum:

The PMPM contains a vast array of permanent collections highlighting the history of Provincetown, including the first landing of the Mayflower Pilgrims and the building of the monument, as well as the town’s rich history as a maritime port, as a haven for the creative and community and as one of the top visitor destinations. The exhibition, “The Great Provincetown Summer – 1916” will continue to be part of the collection in 2017. The exhibition is an immersion into the year 1916, a pivotal time in the town’s history when Provincetown was put on the map as the nation’s oldest continuous art colony in the world.

About the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum

Dedicated in 1910, the Monument commemorates the first landing of the Mayflower Pilgrims in the ‘new world’ -- in Provincetown in 1620.  Here they signed the historic Mayflower Compact, the first agreement to establish a government by the people, the cornerstone of American democracy. They explored the Cape for five weeks before sailing on to Plymouth. At 252 feet, the Monument is an engineering marvel and the tallest granite tower in the United States. Visitors can climb the Monument’s 116 steps and 60 ramps at a leisurely pace and enjoy a breathtaking view of the entire Cape and visit our webcam for a live “View from the Top.” The Provincetown Museum at the base of the Monument presents engaging exhibitions of important chapters in our national heritage and the Town’s history and is a partner in Plymouth 400 in 2020, the anniversary of the Mayflower voyage and founding of the Plymouth Colony.   Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum is a non-profit educational, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. For more information and to purchase tickets for PMPM events and admission please visit welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on