Provincetown Walking Tour Offers Glimpse Into Historic Town’s Past

KA_Ptown_provincetown_march_commercial street off season_030916_029PROVINCETOWN – Spitting on the Provincetown boardwalk in 1812 could get you arrested.

During the Civil War, the Cape tip town was a stop on the Underground Railroad for runaway slaves fleeing to Canada.

The popular walking tours offered by the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum started July 6 and continue through the summer.

Starting off from the Provincetown Monument every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m., the walking tours will travel back in time giving visitors a look at the town’s historic locations and the colorful back stories that go with them.

The tour begins with a rich overview of Provincetown’s history and the breathtaking 360-degree view of Cape Cod from the top of the monument.

The two hour tour travels around the streets of Provincetown for about two miles and reservations are required as they fill up quickly.

Tickets are $20 per person and include tour and museum/monument admission, but pets are prohibited and the tour is not recommended for children.

The Pilgrim Monument commemorates the first landing of all the Mayflower Pilgrims in 1620 in Provincetown Harbor where they wrote and signed the Mayflower Compact, the first written declaration of a democratic commonwealth.

At 252 feet, the monument stands as the tallest all-granite structure in the U.S. and includes 60 ramps and 116 steps.

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