The Pilgrim Monument is the highest all-granite structure in the United States and is the first thing you see when you arrive in Provincetown.
Hotels near Pilgrim Monument in Provincetown
Provincetown has a wide selection of charming hotels, especially if you’re looking for a bit of history. Stay in a 19th-century former sea captain’s house which is now a luxury hotel, or choose a cosy bed and breakfast in a historic inn. There’s the option of staying in a resort hotel on the beach, as well as a spa hotel within easy reach of the ocean.
If you’re looking for a one- or two-star hotel near Pilgrim Monument, look for a motel on Route 6, heading out of town.
Visiting Pilgrim Monument
Built in 1910, Pilgrim Monument commemorates the Mayflower landing of the Pilgrims in 1620. When you arrive at the Pilgrim Monument, you might get a distinct vibe of Italy, as the tower is modelled on the Torre del Mangia in Siena, Tuscany. Climb the 116 steps and 60 ramps and you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of Provincetown and the coast beyond. The walk isn’t as tough as it sounds and takes only about ten minutes.
Before you head back to your hotel after visiting the Pilgrim Monument, pop into the Provincetown Museum, which is right at the foot of the tower. Discover the history of the Mayflower Pilgrims as well as Provincetown’s maritime past among the exhibits, which include a re-creation of a 19th-century sea captain’s parlour and ship quarters.
Things to Do near Pilgrim Monument
From your hotel near the Pilgrim Monument, stroll through Provincetown’s streets, which are filled with pretty clapboard houses. Check out the art galleries that line Commercial Street. You’re only a few steps away from Provincetown Marina, where you can hop on a boat and go whale-watching.
Explore the many beaches along Cape Cod National Seashore. Head to the tip of the peninsula to relax on the remote sands and high dunes of Race Point Beach. Even further beyond is Long Point Beach, a two-hour hike if you don’t get the summer ferry. Rent a bike and cycle along the eight miles of bike trails passing through the National Seashore’s forests and dunes.