Things to do in Provincetown

Adventure awaits in Provincetown. Dive into the endless activities and attractions Provincetown offers. Whether it’s exploring scenic beaches or engaging in local culture, find exciting things to do in Provincetown for every visitor, any time of the year.

Provincetown Monument.

Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum

High Pole Hill Road
Provincetown, MA 02657


Open Daily April – November

  • The Pilgrim Monument was built between 1907 and 1910 to commemorate the first landing of the Mayflower Pilgrims in Provincetown on November 21, 1620.
  • The tower is 252 feet, 7.5 inches (77 meters) tall and rises 350 feet above sea level!
  • The heart-healthy walk to the top on 116 steps and 60 ramps only takes about 10 minutes at a leisurely pace

Provincetown Art Association and Museum

460 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657


Open Year Round

The Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) was established in 1914 by prominent artists Charles Hawthorne, Oscar Gieberich, William Halsall, Gerrit Beneker, E. Ambrose Webster and several local business men and women. PAAM’s recent renovation and expansion has improved its facilities to reflect its mission. The contemporary wing—adjacent to the original building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places—enables artist members to show their work in contemporary galleries beside a significant American art collection and other world-class exhibitions.

Provincetown Art Museum.
Whale in Provincetown

Whale Watch!

Dolphin Fleet and Provincetown Center For Coastal Studies

(800) 826-9300

In 1975 the Dolphin Fleet started whale watching out of Provincetown, Massachusetts with the hope of bringing an understanding and awareness to the public about whales and their environment. It’s one of the best ways to spend a few hours in Provincetown!

Historic Walking Tour of Provincetown

330 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657

Follow this self-guided tour of Provincetown’s architectural gems! From East end to West, you’ll learn little-known facts about the history of the arts and culture of Ptown. Pick up a brochure at the Provincetown Tourism Office.

Street in Provincetown early in the morning before July 4th weekend.
Welcome to Provincetown Sign

Provincetown Chamber of Commerce

307 Commercial Street at Lopes Square
Provincetown, MA 02657

508 487-3424

The Chamber’s Visitor Center is located right at the foot of MacMillan Pier. The friendly staff will help you discover everything you need to know about what’s happening in town.

Provincetown Public Library

356 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657


Stop by the Public Library, the only library with a half-scale model of the racing schooner Rose Dorothea on its second floor!

Free Wi-fi and computer use.

Provincetown public library.
Provincetown Town Hall at twilight.

Provincetown Town Hall

260 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657

Recently renovated, our town’s seat of government houses an extraordinary art collection and spacious auditorium performance space that seats 800. Planning to get married in Provincetown? Town Hall is also the home of the Town Clerk’s Office — come see Doug Johnstone, or Town Clerk, for all the info you need to get married here.


A bicycle is your best method of transportation to navigate Provincetown’s narrow streets – and the recently renovated Provincelands bicycle trail atthe Cape Cod National Seashore is a great way to enjoy exquisite views of the dunes, beaches and ocean! Prices for a 2 hour bicycle rental from Gale Force Bikes start at just $10 and include a helmet, lock, free parking and a trail map.

Renting a bike in Provincetown
Hand with a golf ball on a tee


Golf is a big part of life on Cape Cod! We are lucky to have two fine and very different golf courses here on the Outer Cape. The closest is Highland Links, a hilly and challenging 9-hole course in North Truro. There are ocean views from several holes, and you’ll end your nine near the majestic Highland Light.

Wellfleet’s Chequesset Golf Club is located on the picturesque Chequesset Neck, and its beautifully manicured greens and fairways are a pleasure for golfers of all abilities.