View of the Pilgrim Monument with the Mayflower Compact bas-relief by Cyrus Dallin below, as seen from Bradford Street.

Notable Monuments, Memorials and Cemeteries of Barnstable County, Massachusetts

Notable Barnstable County Monuments[]

Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum[]

The Pilgrim Monument in Provincetown, Massachusetts, was built between 1907 and 1910 to commemorate the first landfall of the Pilgrims in 1620 and the signing of the Mayflower Compact in Provincetown Harbor before they continued onwards to Plymouth MA. This 252-feet tall campanile is the tallest all-granite structure in the United States and is part of the Provincetown Historic District. It is also connected to Provincetown Museum.

The Provincetown Museum is a charming mix of the old and the new. The permanent exhibits retain the charm of an old-fashioned history museum. Exhibits highlight the arrival of the Mayflower Pilgrims, the town’s rich maritime history, the early days of modern American theater in Provincetown, and the building of the monument.

There is also a recreation of a 19th century sea captain’s parlor at home and his quarters at sea, a diorama of the Mayflower Compact being signed aboard the Mayflower in Provincetown Harbor, and a scale model of the first theater of the Provincetown Players.

Historic Churches[]


Brewster MA[]

  1. Old Burying Ground (Brewster MA) (592) - Also known as Ancient Burial Ground, First Parish Cemetery

Dennis MA[]

  1. Howes Family Cemetery (Massachusetts)

Eastham MA[]

  1. Bridge Road Cemetery (Massachusetts) - (192)
  2. Cove Burying Ground is an historic cemetery located in Eastham, Massachusetts. It is Eastham's oldest cemetery, dating to c. 1646 and is the final resting place of four of the Mayflower pilgrims.

Orleans MA[]

  1. Orleans Cemetery (Massachusetts) (East Orleans)

Provincetown MA[]

  1. Gifford Cemetery (Massachusetts) (1292)
  2. Hamilton Cemetery (Massachusetts) (572)
  3. Provincetown Cemetery (3722) (Also known as Provincetown Cemetery #2)
  4. Provincetown Smallpox Cemetery (14)
  5. Saint Mary of the Harbor (2) (Churchyard)
  6. Saint Peters Cemetery (Massachusetts) (3464)
  7. Winthrop Street Cemetery (670) (The oldest cemetery in Provincetown is located near the sight of the town's first meeting house)

Truro MA[]

  1. Hezekiah Doane Gravesite (for Hezekiah Doane (1757-1781))
  2. Methodist Cemetery (Truro MA) (436)
  3. New South Cemetery (36) (Est 1994)
  4. Old North Cemetery (Massachusetts) (1718)
  5. Pine Grove Cemetery (Massachusetts) (879) - established in 1794. It originally went by the names of South Cemetery and South Truro Cemetery.
  6. Rich Cemetery
  7. Sacred Heart Cemetery
  8. Snow Cemetery
  9. Thomas Ridley Jr Gravesite (for Thomas Ridley (1715-1776))
  10. Truro Congregational Church Cemetery

Wellfleet MA[]

  1. Chequessett Cemetery - Also known as Early Meeting House Cemetery, Indian Burial Ground, Taylor Hill Cemetery
  2. Duck Creek Cemetery (Massachusetts)