Provincetown Attractions: for the Whole Family

Provincetown is one of the most interesting places to visit in Massachusetts. There are many Provincetown attractions that provide great fun and education for people of all ages, and they are the perfect places for family outings. If you're vacationing in Provincetown with your family, BBOnline recommends that you visit these wonderful attractions.

Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum
1 High Pole Hill Road
Provincetown, Massachusetts 02657
(508) 487-1310
www.pilgrim-monument.org

The Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum is one of the most visited Provincetown attractions. It offers tourists an excellent opportunity to discover the rich historical heritage of the city. The Pilgrim Monument is a splendid granite tower that was built to commemorate the first landing of the Mayflower Pilgrims in the New World. It was completed in 1910, and it reaches to a height of 252 feet, making it the highest all-granite construction in the entire United States. The top of the tower offers a spectacular view of Provincetown and its beautiful surroundings. As you climb up the stairs and ramps to reach the top, you will see many stones that were donated by organizations, towns and cities from various parts of the country.

The Provincetown Museum features exhibits that provide a comprehensive account of the history of the city. When touring the museum, you can learn more about the Mayflower Pilgrims, the construction of the Pilgrim Monument, the city's illustrious maritime history and the development of modern theater in the city. Some of the interesting exhibits include a recreation of a parlor and quarters of a 19th century sea captain, model of the Provincetown Players' first theater, a Mayflower Compact diorama, Inuit artifacts and the first fire engine in Provincetown.

Admission to the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum is priced at $7.00 for adults, $5 for seniors and students with ID and $3.50 for children aged 4 to 14. To get to the attraction from your Provincetown Inn, you should travel west on Bradford Street Ext. The monument and museum is located just across the street from the MacMillan Wharf.

Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch
307 Commercial Street
Provincetown, Massachusetts 02657
(508) 349-1900
www.whalewatch.com

The Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch is one of the Provincetown attractions that you should not miss, because it gives you a rare chance to encounter humpback whales in the wild. The Dolphin Fleet is known as the original whale-watching adventure operator on the east coast, and it has recorded a very high rate of successful sightings in the past. Its vessels feature a sundeck and a viewing platform as well as a comfortable air-conditioned cabin that can seat more than 100 passengers. Whale watching trips are available 2 or 3 times a day from April to October, and each trip lasts for about 3 to 4 hours. Tickets are priced at $39.00 for adults and $31.00 for children aged 5 to 12. If you want to find out more about the Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch, you can check out the company's website or get information from your Provincetown Bed and Breakfast.