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Recent Gifts from the Robert Duffy Collection, 2022

Visit PAAM and discover the depth of the Provincetown Art Colony and its connection to American art history. In our five galleries, you will explore artwork created by Provincetown artists, both historic and contemporary, and draw connections to the art movements that have shaped our world.

Our program of exhibitions changes on a regular basis, and frequently features work from our growing permanent collection. You may make a reservation for the day of your visit here, and walk-ins are welcome. There is no charge to visit our Museum Store or to attend an opening/artist reception, held periodically throughout the year on Friday evenings (view the schedule on our Events Calendar).

The administrative offices and Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Museum School are located on the second floor, which is currently open only to students and teaching artists currently engaged in a workshop, or those with an appointment to see a staff member.

HOURS AND ADMISSION

From November 1-April 30, PAAM is open Thursday-Sunday from 12-5pm. The Museum is closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day, and open on New Years Day and Monday holidays (Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President’s Day, Patriot’s Day, Memorial Day, Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Veteran’s Day).

General Admission is $15. Admission for PAAM Members is always free, members also receive one guest pass with their annual membership.

We are proud to participate in the Card to Culture program, a collaboration between Mass Cultural Council and the Department of Transitional Assistance, the Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Nutrition Program, and the Massachusetts Health Connector, by offering free admission to EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare card holders.

DISCOUNTS

ACCESSIBILITY

PAAM is a fully accessible facility with two handicapped-accessible parking spaces located on Commercial Street in front of the museum and one space in PAAM’s private lot, located on Bangs Street. A parking placard is required for these spaces. A wheelchair is available for guests at the front desk, we welcome your call ahead of time so that we may have it ready for you (508-487-1750). Restrooms are equipped with handicapped-accessible stalls and baby-changing stations.

The Museum School is located on the second floor of the Museum and can be accessed via the school entrance on Bangs Street. An elevator to the Museum School is available at this entrance.

GETTING HERE

PAAM is located at 460 Commercial Street, Provincetown’s “Main Street,” in the East End between Cook Street and Bangs Street. We are a .6-miles walk on Commercial Street from Macmillan Pier, where there is a large municipal parking lot and also where the ferries dock.

Commercial Street is one-way heading West, while Bradford Street, the next street over, is two-way. Please note that Provincetown permits two-way bike traffic on Commercial Street, and during busy months there is a large amount of foot traffic, so drivers need to exercise caution.

PAAM does not have visitor parking. There are some free parking spots on Commercial and Bradford Street (most, but not all, perpendicular side streets are for residents only), but they fill up quickly and are subject to winter weather parking bans and summer street sweeping. The most convenient option for most people is one of the many municipal parking lots in town (more information here). There are two handicap-accessible parking spots located in front of PAAM. Commercial Street measures approximately 3-miles long, so one is never especially far from any destination, and there are numerous cab and pedi-cab companies in town to assist those who’d rather not complete their entire voyage by foot.

Year-Round Directions

Driving
From Boston take I-93 South to Exit 7/Route 3 towards Braintree-Cape Cod. Follow Route 3, crossing Sagamore Bridge, to Route 6E to Provincetown. From Route 6E, take the first left exit onto Snail Road, then turn right when you get to the bay. When the road forks, bear left onto Commercial Street. PAAM is located at 460 Commercial Street, on your right between Cook Street and Bangs Street. Parking is available at private and public lots and in designated areas along Commercial Street. No parking is available on site at PAAM, with the exception of 3 handicapped-accessible spots. However, there are often spaces open in front of the Museum on Commercial Street, on nearby side streets, or in private lots located less than 3 blocks from the Museum.

Transportation Options

Air

Cape Air
www.capeair.com
Provincetown Municipal Airport, 176 Race Point Road Provincetown, MA 508-487-0241
Barnstable Municipal Airport, 480 Barnstable Road Hyannis, MA 508-775-2020

Bus

Peter Pan Bus Lines
https://peterpanbus.com/ 1 (800) 343-9999
Bus service between Provincetown MacMillan Pier, Hyannis Cape Cod Gateway Airport, Boston South Station, and Logan Airport

Flex Bus
www.capecodrta.org
Provides service between Harwich, Brewster, Orleans, Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro and Provincetown

Shuttle
www.capecodrta.org
Provides service between points of interest in Provincetown and Truro

Ferry

Bay State Cruise Company
www.baystatecruisecompany.com
877-PT-FERRY
High-speed passenger ferry between Boston and Provincetown

Boston Harbor Cruises
www.bostonharborcruises.com
877-SEE-WHALE
High-speed passenger ferry between Boston and Provincetown

Bike Rentals
Arnolds
329 commercial Street
508-487-0844

Gale Force Bikes
144 Bradford Street Ext
508-487-4849
www.galeforcebikes.com

Ptown Bikes
42 Bradford Street
508-487-8735
www.ptownbikes.com

Taxi
Cape Cab
508-487-2222

Mercedes Cab
508-487-3333

GROUP VISITS

PAAM welcomes and encourages group visits. Please call 508-487-1750 or email info@paam.org to make your group reservation. A $18 charge per person includes a tour of PAAM’s facility and current exhibitions.