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Although its history as a whaling and
fishing village remains a tourism mainstay, Provincetown's community of
artistic and alternative lifestyles transforms Commercial Street into a
carnival of audacity and steals the show in the summertime.
The town's rich past is showcased at the
Provincetown Heritage Museum. Other popular tourist activities also include
whale watching, schooner cruises, dune buggy tours and beaching at Race
- Race Point - Henry
David Thoreau once wrote about Race Point, "here a man may
stand and put all of America behind him." No matter what
direction you face at the point, the sky, water and sandy beaches
are always scenic. Take Route 6 to Race Point Road.
- Pilgrim Monument - On a
clear day, visitors can catch a glimpse of the Boston skyline from
the top of this 252-foot memorial to the Pilgrims. They landed here in 1620 before sailing onto Plymouth. The
Italian-designed Monument is the tallest all-granite edifice in the
nation, modeled after the Torre del Magnia tower in Siena, Italy.
Located on High Pole Hill.
- Herring Cove Beach -
Adjacent to Race Point, the ocean view at Herring Cove gives the
illusion that the Earth ends at the horizon. This beach also
offers plenty of multi-use trails. Located on Province Land Road.
- Provincetown Museum -
Stepping into this museum brings visitors back to the 17th century.
The building offers a large-scale replica of the Mayflower. Ship
passengers' diaries and the signing of the Mayflower Compact are
also exhibited. It also holds an eclectic collection of early
fishing, whaling and town artifacts including P'town's oldest fire
engine. Located on High Pole Hill.
- Provincetown Olde Cemetery -
A plaque honors four passengers who died aboard the Mayflower during
its brief stay at Provincetown Harbor in 1620 in this cemetery.
- Seth Nickerson House -
This home was built around 250 years ago from the wreckage of wooden
fishing and whaling vessels by a shipbuilder. The structure is one
of the oldest in town and exemplifies colonial architecture.
Antiques and rarities fill its nine rooms.
- Heritage Museum -
Housing the largest fishing schooner replica in the world on the
second floor, the Rose Dorothea, this museum is well maintained and
operated by a dedicated volunteer staff. Vintage paintings, handmade
furniture and turn-of-the-century photographs also decorate its
ground floor. Located on Commercial Street.
- Beech Forest Trail -
This mile-long trail snakes its way through some of the most scenic
sand dunes on the Cape. The trail begins by winding through cool
beech forests, past freshwater ponds and, finally, opening up to the
- Provincetown High School
12 Winslow Street, Provincetown
- Veterans Memorial Elementary
Mayflower Lane, Provincetown
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