400th Commemoration of the Mayflower Pilgrims’ First Landing in the New World Provincetown400.com

Mayflower II Photo courtesy of Plimoth Plantation

400th Commemoration of the Mayflower Pilgrims’ First Landing
in the New World
Mayflower II, photo courtesy of Plimoth Plantation

 

In 1620 Pilgrims First Landed in Provincetown Harbor

 

First Visitors

First Visitors

2020 the World will commemorate the 400th anniversary of this historic event. After two months crossing the stormy Atlantic none of the passengers or crew was allowed to come ashore in Provincetown harbor until the Mayflower Compact was signed by both laymen and the Pilgrims which bound them together under the rule of law ‘for the sake of order and survival.’ The Mayflower Compact is considered the foundation of the American Constitution. After five weeks of searching for place to settle on the Outer Cape, they decided to make their settlement across Cape Cod Bay in Plymouth. For more information please visit Provincetown400.com.

 

Pilgrim Monument with Lights seen from Mac Millan Pier

The Pilgrim Monument decorated with lights to commemorate the Pilgrims’ first landing in Provincetown Harbor in 1620.

 

Leave your “mark” in historic Provincetown

Purchase a Paver at the foot of MacMillan Pier

Over the past 30 years we have sustained the building with minor repair work, but today our 106 year old Chamber Building is in need of some significant work. We feel that our “Lady” should have a complete “Facelift” rather than just nips and tucks. Please consider purchasing a paver with your name, business name, or as a dedication in honor of someone special or in memory of a loved one. Your paver will be viewed by thousands of visitors for years to come! Click here for more information about our Paver Project.

Provincetown Chamber of Commerce Building Fund (Old postcard with Town Hall, Pilgrim Monument and Board of Trade)

1918: Board of Trade building (now Chamber), Town Hall & Pilgrim Monument

 

Easy to Get to, Easy to Walk, Easy to Be Here

How to Get to Ptown

Transportation


Provincetown is a regional public transportation hub with fast ferry, bus and air service from Boston and frequent local shuttle, it is also first and foremost a walking town. Stroll Commercial Street and marvel at our beautiful gardens and houses… Some are guest houses, some host unique shops and restaurants… Truly, a great place to fall in love and get married!

 

Deep Water and Safe Harbor

Whales

Whales


Once one of the most productive whaling and fishing ports on the East Coast, today Provincetown Harbor is homeport to the whale watching fleet and closest to Stellwagen National Marine Sanctuary. MacMillan Pier is full of fishing charters, sailing, motor boats… Ferries from Boston and Plymouth bring thousands of visitors to Provincetown.

 

Race Point Beach

Race Point Beach, Cape Cod National Seashore

Pristine Beaches

Almost three-quarters of Provincetown is preserved in its wilderness state as part of the Cape Cod National Seashore Park. The Park provides visitors access to magnificent ocean beaches, nature bike and walking trails and exhibits… It is also great place for bird watching!

 

Provincetown for All Seasons

Winter Visitor Guide Icon

Winter


Provincetown is quietly spectacular in the Spring, Fall and Winter months… a place to relax, reflect, meet interesting people and enjoy the moment… It’s easy to get here whether you drive yourself, take the bus, or fly in… Free parking in the Winter throughout town. Come, watch with us amazing sunsets! Check our WINTER VISITOR GUIDE: Lodging, Restaurants, Things To Do and Pamper Yourself and Your Pet!

 

Historic LGBTQA+ Destination

GLBT

LGBTQ+


Provincetown is America’s pre-eminent destination for gay and lesbian visitors and residents, proud of its long heritage of a fully open and integrated way of life. Carnival week in August is one of Provincetown’s biggest events. Come join the Parade!

 

Celebrate the Arts in Provincetown

Art Colony


Provincetown is the Oldest Continuous Art Colony in America! Many artists come to Provincetown inspired by the sea, sand dunes, street scenes and of course the magnificent light and colors. Come and visit the many PROVINCETOWN galleries and studios and don’t miss visiting Provincetown museums! And don’t forget Theater, Film, Music and Dance, Cabaret and always exciting Nightlife in Ptown!

 

Kids Love Provincetown

Kids in Provincetown

Kids


Families today come in all shapes and sizes… traditional, single-parented, adoptive or families with same sex parents. Provincetown nurtures and welcomes all families by offering a plethora of unique activities for families to enjoy together. Check out Ptown for Kids…

 

The Provincetown Chamber of Commerce is always ready to welcome you. Please explore our site and use it as a gateway to one of the most unique vacation destinations in America!

Chamber Visitors Center at Lopes Square is now open Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 11am to 3pm.

(VIDEO) Fall in Love with Provincetown

Provincetown panoramic view

Aerial view of Provincetown