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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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2nd & 3rd Floor a must!

We read about the schooner built inside (replica) and couldn't believe how large and beautiful this looked and don't forget 3rd floor gives you above looking down pictures and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 May 2016
Parlin, New Jersey
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Parlin, New Jersey
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73 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

We read about the schooner built inside (replica) and couldn't believe how large and beautiful this looked and don't forget 3rd floor gives you above looking down pictures and look out the window for the view!

Thank ritaj132015
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Be sure to check out the boat upstairs. Great kids area! We always stop here not just to cool off from a hot stroll down Commercial Street, and take out some books!

Thank EFD123
Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

It was so much fun to see the ship, Rose Dorothea inside the museum. A half sized replica of the famous ship is built inside the museum on is over two stories high. Beautiful and was a highlight of our trip to Provincetown, MA.

Thank Judi E
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Great historic building with a fantastic historic ship within that dominates the second and third floor. This exhibit with relevant text is a must .

Thank Caroltod
Attleboro, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

Who would have suspected there would be a sailing ship inside a public library? I was, and couldn't get enough photos to prove the scale which was unimaginable.

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

The entire central part of the library is filled with a one-half scale model of a Grand Banks fishing schooner! Well worth popping in to see it.

1 Thank ThePackedBag
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

Under the extremely able leadership of newly appointed Director Matt Clark, this library has flourished in the past couple of years. New programs are constantly being promoted there for the public benefit. For example, experts from fields like Coastal Studies recently held a 3 day Moby Dick reading, which involved over 100 local and foreign dignitaries reading a chapter each... More 

1 Thank Frederick L
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

One of the cutest and nicest libraries I've ever seen. Plus, did I mention there is a HUGE SHIP on the second floor? You've got to see if to believe it.

Thank KaitlynReed
Burscough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

I'm not sure how I missed this building on a previous trip to P'town, but with everything else still closed up for the winter, this was a welcome chance to step inside from the wind and snow. I was only a day tripper, so didn't need to use any of the library facilities, although they looked great and well used... More 

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Marion ,Mass.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

The library is beautiful inside and out. Pick up a brochure on the counter for a self tour. And there is a 12 minute video that you can watch to gain some historical information. There is ART work to enjoy and a SHIP.... oh yes .... A ship INSIDE the library The children's area is stocked with lots for the... More 

1 Thank Barbara M

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