ptown

tours
provincetown walking tours

art, architecture, and history 


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2014: walking tours by arrangement, please call and we will make arrangements to meet you, 617.959.1365
                                                                     ****  tours all year round ****
                                     catch us if you see us standing in Lopes Square, and ask about our tours

ptown tours

provincetown walking tours ... and exploring cities and towns throughout the world!

art, architecture, and history


ptown tours

• join us for an entertaining and educational tour of ptowns architecture, art scene, and history

• see provincetown in a whole new light


tour 1: heart of ptown

our classic tour, about the history, art, and architecture, in a fun and informative format
• 1hour 45 minutes (we end near the start and the tour is best if timed to the library hours)

tour 2: dark side of ptown

• exploring the town cemeteries and back alleys at night (this tour is run at night only)
• 1hour 15 minutes (bring a flashlight and wear good sturdy shoes, for walking in grassy graveyards)


we also offer tours in other locations:

• specialty tours of Boston, Cambridge, and other locations.... please ask!

• please contact us for your personalized tour needs, both nationally and internationally!


TOUR INFORMATION AS LISTED BELOW for PROVINCETOWN TOURS ONLY

meeting place:

the large anchor at Lopes Square, at the foot of MacMillan Wharf


time:

weekend tours by arrangement only, at any time of day.  please call and we will be happy to meet you at an agreed upon time.  we offer tours all year round (except as noted in banner above). 


contact:

please call 617.959.1365 for arrangements.  

tours can also be arranged via the form on the "contact us" tab at the top of the page.


cost and duration:

$ 10 adults; $5 children; from Lopes Square; with a minimum of $20 [if the tour is just one person].
tour times vary, per type of tour.  please see the list of tours above for tour duration times.
also allow for additional time, if the start is from a different location. 


tour guide

look for the tour guide with our brochure and an orange tote bag (for provincetown tours)


about:

Founded by Rob Anderson and James Vogel.  Robert C. Anderson is a professor of art and architectural history, and has been leading guided tours domestically and internationally, since 1990.  Jim is an architect with a local, nationally recognized, firm.


Rob's entertaining and informative tours for Boston By Foot, and for his courses, are famously known throughout the world.  You'll see Provincetown in a brand new way!  To view Rob's full biography or to purchase his artwork, please visit: robertcurtisanderson.com


in provincetown you will discover:

• quiet gardens + alleyways off Commercial St.

• what "mooncussers" did

• Vikings (I'm a little biased, being Norwegian)

• what was really frozen in the ice houses

• ships in libraries and floating houses

• home and artwork of Ross Moffett

• Chrysler's connection to Ptown (yes, that one)

• missing floors

• location of Fort Useless and Fort Ridiculous

• where Eartha Kitt and Billie Holiday have sung

• what Forum 49 meant to the art world

• the difference between a full and a half cape

• a stop on the underground railroad

• which native first went to the North Pole

• where Eugene O'Neill was arrested as a spy

• Edward Hopper views

• Egyptian revival details on Greek revival architecture

• a Christopher Wren inspired tower

• Pilgrims

• a taste of Sienese architecture
• a Sear Craftsman home
• all about Blanche Lazzell
• Hans Hoffmann's studio

• and much more....!


please select a tour from our expanding list of new and existing tours

tour 1: heart of ptown

• our classic tour, about the history, art, and architecture, in a fun and informative format
• 1hour 45 minutes (we end near the start and the tour is best if timed to the library hours)

tour 2: dark side of ptown
• exploring the town cemeteries and back alleys at night (this tour is run at night only)

• 1hour 15 minutes (bring a flashlight and wear good sturdy shoes, for walking in grassy graveyards)


for tour requests, please call: 617.959.1365  or email us via the tab above: Contact Us 

 

ptown tours and provincetown tours: art, architecture, and history


office location:

available upon request


office and cell telephone:

617.959.1365 (a Boston phone exchange, but we are local)


listings and reviews:

as listed on the Provincetown Tourism Office site: www.provincetowntourismoffice.org/index.aspx?nid=114


"For a fun, interesting, and "on-the-go" lesson of Provincetown's art, architecture, and history, you can choose to take one of the Provincetown Walking Tours. The tours run [weekends], and the meeting place is the large anchor at Lopes Square, at the foot of the MacMillan Wharf."                                          ----Provincetown Tourism Office


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