PMPM ready to welcome visitors; safety precautions will remain during the entire 2021 season, including masks and social distancing; tickets available online

PROVINCETOWN, Mass., May 3, 2021 — The Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum (PMPM), today announced that it will open for the 2021 season on Saturday, May 15, 2021. To maintain visitor and staff safety, PMPM will uphold established health and safety protocols including limited capacity, revised ticket purchase and booking procedures, face covering requirements and updated or amended exhibitions. 

Admission to the Museum will include access to experience PMPM’s powerful and newest permanent exhibit, “Our Story: The Complicated Relationship of the Indigenous Wampanoag and the Mayflower Pilgrims.” Curated by members of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, Paula and Steven Peters, the interactive, technological and first-of-its-kind exhibit offers an accurate story of the Indigenous Wampanoag’s history on Cape Cod, including the 1620 arrival of the Mayflower from England. 

“We are looking forward to welcoming visitors back to the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum,” said K. David Weidner, Ph.D., executive director of PMPM. “This year, we are excited for visitors to experience our new exhibit, ‘Our Story,‘ as well as the debut of our inclined elevator, which will be up and running soon, ready to extend our front door down to Provincetown center.”

PMPM will adhere to best practices and policies for the safety of visitors and staff, following the health and safety requirements and recommendations of the town and state. These procedures and policies include:

  • Museum hours and online ticketing: Beginning on Saturday, May 15, PMPM will be open weekly, Saturday – Monday. Beginning the week of May 30, the Monument and Museum will be open six days a week (closed on Tuesdays). Hours of operation will be 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The last admission time slot will be at 4:00 p.m. and the last climb of the Monument will be at 4:15 p.m.Tickets for designated times can be purchased online through the PMPM website.Tickets cost $18 for adults, $14 for seniors and teens, $8 for children ages 4 through 12. Children 3 years of age or less are free. All tickets must be purchased with a credit card.
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements: Museum staff and any visitors 2 years old and over will be required to wear face coverings that cover their mouth and nose at all times while inside the Museum and Monument. Masks will be available for purchase onsite.
  • Capacity and distancing: Gallery capacity is controlled and restrooms have occupancy limits. Patrons will be asked to follow the markers and move through the Museum in a single direction, as well as remain six feet away from other guests.
  • Enhanced cleaning: Museum staff will be regularly cleaning and sanitizing all areas of the museum, including the exhibit halls, gift shop and restrooms. Sanitizing wipes and hand sanitizer dispensers will be available throughout the Museum.

PMPM will offer virtual programs in the latter half of the year including the annual gala and more. 

PMPM is actively monitoring evolving city and state guidelines and striving to exceed those recommendations. These steps will ensure that visitors can return knowing the priority is for everyone to have a safe and educational experience.

To purchase tickets to the Provincetown Museum, please visit PMPM’s website:

About Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum 

Founded in 1892, the Cape Cod Pilgrim Memorial Association, doing business as the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum (PMPM), is Cape Cod’s oldest 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Its dedication to cultivating truth, education and inclusion fuels its mission to preserve the rich heritage of Provincetown and its original inhabitants, the Wampanoag Nation. This includes focus on such historic events as the first landing of the Pilgrims in 1620 in Provincetown Harbor and the signing of the Mayflower Compact. PMPM is located on High Pole Hill Road in Provincetown, Massachusetts. For more information, please visit