Are you planning on traveling this Thanksgiving? If you read my last post, you would know that it just might be a good idea to hit the road this week and one place that would be perfect for Thanksgiving travel is The Pilgrim Monument in New England, where it all started.
Contrary to the expected idea that this monument should be located in Plymouth, where all the other Pilgrim attractions can be found, The Pilgrim Monument is located in Cape Cod, Provincetown. The monument has the distinction of being the tallest structure totally made of granite in all of the United States. Standing at 252 feet tall, the monument commemorates the fact that the Pilgrims first spent 5 weeks in the area before moving on to Plymouth to eventually settle there. So if you want to personally experience where it really all began, The Pilgrim Monument would be the best place to visit this Thanksgiving.
Here is the necessary information for a visit (source: About.com):
Location: The Pilgrim Monument is located on High Pole Hill at the intersection of Bradford and Winslow Streets in downtown Provincetown, Massachusetts.
Parking: Ample free parking is available at the Monument.
Admission: Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and students 15 and up, $3.50 for children ages 4 through 14 and free for children under age 4 (as of 2008).
Hours: The Pilgrim Monument is open to visitors daily from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. April through November with extended hours until 7 p.m. from mid-June through mid-September. The Monument is illuminated each year for the holiday season, though it is not open during the months of December through March.
For More Information: Call 508-487-1310.