Get carried away in Provincetown this season. The Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum’s new inclined outdoor elevator, which will zip visitors from Bradford Street up to the monument grounds, is on track to be completed by June, executive director Dr. K. David Weider said. The cabin and carriage are on route to Provincetown and will take about four weeks to install.
The Highland Lighthouse (also known as Cape Cod Lighthouse) is one of the most famous on Cape Cod – and even included in Cape Cod by Henry David Thoreau in 1865:
“THIS LIGHT-HOUSE, known to mariners as the Cape Cod or Highland Light,
is one of our “primary sea-coast lights,” and is usually the first seen by
those approaching the entrance of Massachusetts Bay from Europe.”
What are some of your favorite lighthouses on Cape Cod?
There are so many amazing art galleries in Provincetown – especially on the East End (easily walkable from our properties!). During the summer, they open for a stroll on Fridays which is a great time to check out new works, have a glass of wine, and meet new friends. Here are a couple of our favorites, what are yours?!
The Atlantic House in Provincetown is one of the most historic buildings in town. It has been in continual operation for over two centuries and is a contender for the oldest gay bar in the world! Known by locals as simply “A-house,” it is a great stop for a drink and to see the Provincetown world pass you by.
Don’t miss Signs of Hope in front of Roots in Provincetown to help support those in need during this especially rough time. Take home one of these cute signs with a portion of the profits going to benefit the Soup Kitchen in Provincetown and Outer Cape Health Facility.
The Canteen showed its appreciation to those working on the frontline at Outer Cape Health Services in Provincetown during the pandemic with a recent surprise lunch delivery. The restaurant at 225 Commercial has also begun selling groceries. Place an order and Canteen staff cleans, disinfects and delivers to those who want fresh veggies and more.
During the town’s stay-in-place order, Provincetowners have come together by staying apart while still helping one another. The Soup Kitchen in Provincetown (SKIP), which serves amazing food all winter long, has extended its season to at least April 24 because of COVID-19. Volunteers have been cooking and distributing meals (regular or vegan) in to-go boxes at a drive-thru at the Methodist Church from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.