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. 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.


From May 1-October 31, PAAM is open Wednesday-Monday from 11am-5pm, and until 8pm on Fridays (closed Tuesdays). 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, Juneteenth, Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Veteran’s Day). The Museum occasionally closes for private events, those dates and times are listed on our Events Calendar.

General Admission is $15, and free on Fridays from 5-8pm. 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 cardholders.



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.


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

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


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


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

Flex Bus
Provides service between Harwich, Brewster, Orleans, Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro and Provincetown

Provides service between points of interest in Provincetown and Truro


Bay State Cruise Company
High-speed passenger ferry between Boston and Provincetown

Boston Harbor Cruises
High-speed passenger ferry between Boston and Provincetown

Bike Rentals
329 commercial Street

Gale Force Bikes
144 Bradford Street Ext

Ptown Bikes
42 Bradford Street

Cape Cab

Mercedes Cab


PAAM welcomes and encourages group visits. Please call 508-487-1750 or email to make your group reservation. A $20 charge per person includes a tour of PAAM’s facility and current exhibitions.