Provincetown Art Association and Museum
To say that P-town has an interesting history would be quite the understatement. This vibrant seaside hamlet once boasted a thriving whaling industry before blossoming into one of the nation’s most prominent LGBTQ+ hubs by the late 20th century. To better wrap your mind around how this curious town came to be, the Provincetown Museum provides an inside scoop on everything from the 18th-century’s booming maritime industry to the Pilgrims’ first voyage to Provincetown Harbor and much, much more. For a true taste of Colonial life, cap your visit with a trip to neighboring Pilgrim Monument, a 252-foot-tall granite tower complete with panoramic views of the postcard-ready landscape.