Provincetown Library, Provincetown

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Feed your inner bookworm by visiting Provincetown Library, a historic place that serves as a national monument. Standing since 1873, Nathan Freeman gave the building as a gift to the town that took a special place in his heart. See the unique nautical style of the library renovation from 1977 that enables both book enthusiasts and learners to experience the peaceful space. Enter the building to see a real live ship inside that completes the library's nautical theme. Climb to the top floor to view the harbor and the city. By using our Provincetown holiday maker tool, you can arrange your visit to Provincetown Library and other attractions in Provincetown.
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  • We never expected to see a half/scale model of the Rose Dorothea within the library. Although we have been to P’town multiple times, we never ventured into the library. A number of friends have...  more »
  • Enjoyed our visit to the Provincetown library. The reading room, wonderful charm and unbelievable sail boat that was erected inside, made our visit worthwhile.  more »
  • It’s worth a visit just for the boat with full sails that stands on second floor! Awesome area for kid on hot days, with lots of pop-up books that are hard to find elsewhere, a play area with clothes for dress up, and a pretend wooden kitchen. Also on second floor, the art and craft area is equipped with a large kids table, kids chairs, and a sink to clean hands and tools. A small nursing area sits right next to it. Computers are available with educational games for kids of different ages. Restrooms are large enough to fit a stroller, and always clean.
  • Beautiful building, clean restrooms, nice architecture. Also, there's a boat in the building on the second floor, definitely worth going upstairs to see!

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