WALKING TOUR OF PROVINCETOWN
The Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum announced today that it once again partnering with the Cape Cod National Seashore to offer walking tours of historic sights in Provincetown every Wednesday in July and August. The first walking tour will begin Wednesday July 1. The walking tours begin at 9:30 a.m. from the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum on High Pole Hill Road.
The $10.00 admission includes entrance to the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum and as well as the walking tour.
The tour lasts approximately 90 minutes and includes a variety of sites beginning with an overview of Provincetown history. This year, with the closing of Provincetown Town Hall, walkers will hear the history of the Provincetown art colony while viewing Charles Hawthorne’s dramatic painting The Crew of the Philomena Manta in the Museum’s east gallery. The painting is on loan from the Town of Provincetown during the Town Hall renovations. Then, the tour heads into town to stop at other interesting sites and buildings and learn the stories behind their history.
The day of the walk has been changed to Wednesdays so that for the first time, participants can visit the Provincetown Library and see the remarkable half-scale model of the Rose Dorothea and the impressive Lipton Cup she won in the Fishermen’s Race. The tour ends in the cemetery with stories of the Life Saving Service and the fascinating life and death of a Provincetown captain and his wife
The tour is not handicapped accessible because the visits to historic buildings include many steps. Reservations are required as space is limited. For reservations, please call 508-487-1310.
About the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum
Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum is a non-profit educational, tax-exempt 501(3)(c) organization. Its mission is to commemorate the history of the Mayflower Pilgrims, culminating in their arrival and stay in Provincetown Harbor and the signing of the Mayflower Compact. In addition, the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum collects, preserves, interprets, researches, exhibits, and publishes archival historical materials and exhibit materials depicting important events of Provincetown history. For more information please visit pilgrim-monument.org.