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An October 1986 trip to Cape Cod by Barber E. Lane

Quote: A weekend or a week, there's historical, cultural, and scenic wonders to behold in Cape Cod. The New England charm in its clap-board houses, oceanside beaches, and Pilgrim beginnings offer many choices for many ages.

Cape Cod Capers

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Overview

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Think of Cape Cod and you think of the Pilgrims. While Plymouth Plantation and the Mayflower II await your on-board tour, you can also sample the local seafood, visit museums that run the gamit from local Indian and Pilgrim history to a cranberry bog and visit the artsy community of Provincetown at the tip of the Cape Cod boot. Also not to be missed is a trip to Plymouth Rock, far smaller than our imaginations represent it, and sampling the many ways lobster can be prepared. The best clam chowder we've ever found anywhere was tasted at the tip of the boot in the Provincetown Inn Tiffany Room restaurant. The view is magnificent with water on 3 sides. Quick Tips: If a baby is in tow, bring a...Read More

Tiffany Dining Room

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Restaurant | "Provincetown Inn Tiffany Dining Room"

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At the tip of the Cape Cod peninsula, at the extreme end of Route 6 in Provincetown, Mass., lies Provincetown Inn Resort and Conference Center. It sits on a point jutting into the harbor and is surrounded on three sides by water. There are several restaurants within, ranging from a casual to the most upscale, the Tiffany Dining Room. Tables are adorned with white tableclothes, flowers, and lamps. Large windows on all sides offer an unbelievable view of the water. Though lovely, it is not pretentious. We'd heard about the fantastic location and also that it was known for its fresh seafood. We were not disappointed. Much of the seafood comes directly from the waters you observe while eatin...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 8, 2002

Tiffany Dining Room
1 Commercial St
Cape Cod, Massachusetts 02657
1-800-Whale Vu

Plimoth Plantation

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Attraction | "Plymouth Plantation and the Mayflower II"

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Plimouth (Plymouth) Plantation is a living museum of a 1627 Pilgrim Village, Wampanoag Indian Homesite, Carriage House Crafts Center, and Mayflower II. It is on the site of the first permanent English settlement which was established in southern New England in 1620.Interpretive guides in period dress and with colonial dialects showcase the rigors of 17th century life. Several houses typical of the era can be observed as well as activities such as meal preparation, furniture, shoe, and pottery making and weaponry. Pilgrim Hall Museum is the site of the oldest American public hall in continuous operation. Allow a minimum of one hour and as much as 3-4 hours, if you plan to dine and shop, to...Read More

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Plimoth Plantation
137 Warren Avenue
Plymouth, Massachusetts 02360
508 746 1622

Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum

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Attraction | "Pilgrim Memorial Monument and Provincetown Museum"

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Standing 252 feet above a 100 foot high hill in the center of Provincetown is the Pilgrim Memorial Monument. It dominates the Provincetown skyline and offers views of Cape Cod Bay, Provincetown Harbor, and the sand dunes at the National Seashore. It resembles the pillar style similar to the Washington Monument in Washington D.C. The tower was built almost 100 years ago to commerate the first landfall touched by the Pilgrims in 1620 in the New World. It was here that the Pilgrims signed the Mayflower Compact. When the Pilgrims discovered that there was no water readily available on this stretch of land, a peninsula jutting into the Cape Cod Bay, they again set sail for a site that could sustain the...Read More

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Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum
High Pole Hill Road
Provincetown, Massachusetts 02657
(508) 487-1310

The End of the Road - Provincetown, MA

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A leisurely drive along Route 6 on the Cape Cod peninsula takes you past many charming and quaint villages made up of many summer homes and year round compounds such as the Kennedy Compound in Hyannis. If you keep going on Route 6 to the end of the road you get to Provincetown. It's rather ironic that the location that comprises the end of the road today was actually the beginning of the settlement road for the Pilgrims and their infamous 1620 landing in Massechusetts. Provincetown is a typical New England/Cape Cod village in look with its clapboard homes, beach plum jellies, and sand dunes. There are 3 light houses complete with foghorns that add charm and character to this fishing vill...Read More