Tour Intro

From the signing of the Mayflower Compact by the Pilgrims in 1620 to the staging of Eugene O’Neill’s first play in 1916, Provincetown’s harbor, homes and other landmarks are rich in a layered history and have inspired artists and tourists alike.

In this walking tour we have selected some of the most significant buildings and sites associated with four centuries of Provincetown history.

As you walk the length of Commercial Street, you will see how each of these 50 buildings or sites tells part of our extraordinary story.

If you are inspired to learn more, please visit our website, and look for the book, Building Provincetown, by David W. Dunlap, which expands the story for over 600 of our historic buildings.

We are proud to share this rich history with you.

Enjoy the tour!

Provincetown Historical Commission