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Provincetown Library

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Address: 356 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657-2322
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+1 508-487-7094
13:00 - 17:00
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Mon 10:00 - 17:00
Tue - Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 13:00 - 17:00

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What a beautiful library.Absolutely a must see.Second floor is amazing.A full scale schooner is the centerpiece of this great place.A Cape Cod reading room with books by Cape... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Quincy, Massachusetts
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Quincy, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a beautiful library.Absolutely a must see.Second floor is amazing.A full scale schooner is the centerpiece of this great place.A Cape Cod reading room with books by Cape authors antique books,by Joseph Lincoln and others.So much to enjoy here.

Thank katy392
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 283 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Once the Center Methodist Episcopal Church, the Provincetown Library is quite nice inside. There was a “book” group meeting in one of the side rooms and several people using the computers available for patron use. There are several neat exhibits on display. I took a number of pictures at this site but, unfortunately, many did not save from the transfer... More 

Thank ITRT
Orleans, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's worth the trip to Provincetown just to see the amazing half-scale (but still huge) model of the schooner Rose Dorothea, built by Provincetown native Francis "Flyer" Santos. Every detail is complete, and the masts rise into the ceiling. Also worth the trip is the view from the top-floor front window. From here, you can see the entire harbor as... More 

Thank Saltyblue
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Don't miss this...they have done a fabulous job of updating this interesting historical structure and unbeliably there is a replica of an awarding winning sailboat in the middle of the library with the mast reaching to the roof. Really something..

Thank 245dee
Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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1,052 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Provincetown on Cape Cod is friends friendly. In fact I think this the best gay place in the USA. The city center has a nice decorated mainstreet with perfect restaurants.

Thank Ronald B
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 January 2017

What a wonderful structure and such great use of space! Welcoming as you come in and the layout draws you to the display of the silver Lipton cup. The cup is ornate with winged horses on each side for handles.... Then you take the elevator up to the half scale model of the ship in the children's section. A must... More 

Thank Viatoripatuit207
London, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Looking for things to do on an out of season day in Provincetown we read that the library has a half-scale model of the sailing ship that won the Lipton Cup way back when. Seems the buiding was originally a museum and when they decided to have a model of this ship (which is huge - they had to knock... More 

Thank RedHeadPeter
Long Beach, New York
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91 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Restrooms are good.Did not stay there very long. Nice building architecture to look at while we were strolling.

Thank Bill M
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

It is always gratifying to see libraries are still alive and this one is a real gem-offering more than one would expect.The ship on the top floor is a nice complement to the views from the windows.A nice place to visit.

Thank joant613
Holyoke, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped in here to take a break from Commercial Street and was pleasantly surprised. The childrens area was clean and comfortable. There were big padded blocks for climbing. My 10 month old had a blast crawling around and climbing. If you have a little who is getting antsy from the stroller, this will give them a nice break.

Thank april6335

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