“Mom, Dad, why IS that tower there?” is probably one of the most often asked questions by children visiting PTown for the first time. “That tower” rising high above Provincetown is the Pilgrim Monument which commemorates that the Pilgrims landed in Provincetown BEFORE they eventually headed to Plymouth for permanent residence. Kids love to climb the monument for unparalleled views of the outermost points of Cape Cod.
While the Pilgrim Monument is the most visible attraction for families in PTown, a variety of very unique land activities await parents, teens and kids. Some of these include a pirate museum, dune tours, shops that appeal to kids of all ages, and a children’s section of the library that has a full-sized ship in the middle of it! Don’t miss hidden gem Beech Forest, with its short and gentle walking trails. Since Provincetown is 40 miles out into the Atlantic Ocean, it is a migratory bird stop; Beech Forest is one the birds’ favorite spots and it might just end up being one of yours!
On your next trip to Provincetown, Massachusetts, make it memorable. Work with video artist Sam Smiley to create a vibrant and colorful video portrait with water. You create your portrait by playing with the surface of shallow water. Your portrait is captured and edited on video and placed in a beautiful brushed aluminum picture frame. Group portraits, solo portraits family portraits, or your partner and you – or your best dog friend and you!
132 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657
617 440-5971, 617 440-5971
Wide variety of tours to suit everyone’s needs: National Seashore Park dunes & beaches, Race Point Lighthouse, and sunset tours in addition to private charter with beach fires. Also offering clam bakes and wedding & commitment ceremony services. All trips depart from 4 Standish Street.
4 Standish Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657
Cape Cod’s oldest lighthouse, locally known as the Highland Light, is officially named “Cape Cod Light” on the NOAA nautical chart for the region. It sits perched 120 feet above the ocean in the Highlands of Truro. Its beam shines 174 ft. above sea level to give mariners warning of the treacherous sandbars off this shore. The Cape Cod Highland Lighthouse is a major attraction for visitors to Cape Cod. Lighthouse tour including video, gift shop. Off season tours by reservation. 48″ height requirement for children.
27 Highland Light Road, North Truro, MA, 02652
Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum commemorates the first landfall of the Mayflower Pilgrims in Provincetown in 1620 where wrote and signed the Mayflower Compact. Visitors can climb the 252-foot monument for the most spectacular view on Cape Cod. The Museum provides visitors with a compelling presentation of Provincetown’s rich cultural heritage and special exhibitions and programs.
1 High Pole Hill Road, Provincetown, MA, 02657-1406
The objects and purposes of this association shall be to promote and cultivate the practice and appreciation of all branches of the fine arts, to assemble and maintain in the town of Provincetown and environs a collection of works of art of merit, to hold exhibitions, and by forums, concerts and similar activities to promote education of the public in the arts and social intercourse between artists and laymen. To these ends it shall operate strictly within its charter as a nonprofit, educational, artistic and cultural organization.
460 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657
Nightly walking tours of Provincetown. Call to make reservations. Tickets at the Coffee Pot, 315 Commercial Street.
315 Commercial Street on Lopes Square, Provincetown, MA, 02657
Traditional public library also serves as community center for summer visitors and year-round residents. Home of the Heritage Museum collection and Rose Dorothea 66′ foot schooner replica. Open Mon & Fri 10am-5pm; Tues, Weds & Thu 10am-8pm; Sat & Sun 1pm-5pm
356 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657
Provincetown Trolley offers a 40-minute narrated tours of Provincetown along Commercial Street and tours to National Seashore Park. Trolley leaves from in front of Town Hall in the center of town. Buy your ticket on the trolley.
260 Commercial Street (in Front of Town Hall), Provincetown, MA, 02657
From the very beginning of “Expedition Whydah” nearly thirty years ago, our mission, under the direction of underwater explorer Barry Clifford, has been summed up in the simple phrase “Education through Exploration.” We do this by discovering, recovering, conserving and displaying historical artifacts from beneath the seas, worldwide, in order to push back the frontiers of knowledge of mankind’s maritime past. Educational and Entertaining for the whole family! Open April through November.
P.O. Box 493, MacMillan Pier, Provincetown, MA, 02657