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The Pilgrim Monument in Provincetown commemorates the first landfall of the Pilgrims in 1620, and the signing in of the Mayflower Compact. This 252-foot-tall (76.8 m) campanile is the tallest all-granite structure in the country. Upon arrival in Provincetown Harbor, the Pilgrims resolved not to set foot on land until the Compact was written and signed, as depicted in the life-size bronze Bas Relief at the bottom of the photo. This was the first instance of democracy in the New World. They explored Cape Cod for five weeks before crossing Cape Cod Bay to Plymouth.