Cape Cod

The Anne Hutchinson Tour of Provincetown

Cape Cod, USA
The Anne Hutchinson Tour of Provincetown
  • 45 minutes to 1 hour (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

See Provincetown from a viewpoint that most visitors never experience: through the eyes of the infamous 17th-century Anne Hutchinson on this walking tour. With a costumed guide who plays Hutchinson with a gender twist, see the town's landmarks as you hear both traditional and irreverent “heretical” accounts of its history—the latter inspired by Hutchinson’s challenging of the Puritanical mores of her time. With commentary reflecting the “licentiousness” Hutchinson was accused of, the tour content is suitable for adults only.
  • View Provincetown from a different angle on an Anne Hutchinson walking tour
  • Hear tales of the town and 17th-century rebel Hutchinson you’d miss if alone
  • See top sites around Commercial Street with a witty drag-queen guide
  • Adults-only tour limited to 10 guests, with handy choice of departures

What's Included

  • Laughter

    Meeting and Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Provincetown Brewing Co.
      141 Bradford St, Provincetown, MA 02657, USA

      Anne begins the tour out on the brewery's patio.

    End point

    • Provincetown, MA, USA

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Adults only and suggested 21+
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Reviews

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    Excellent fun tour
    gqdcpt9rqd, May 2024
    Anne was great. Super fun tour round Provincetown. Taught me some interesting history. Bawdy. Enjoyed the humor. So worth the time and modest cost. Do this tour it’s fun!
    Fun tour
    Elizabeth_M, May 2024
    Guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. Very fun way to learn the history of Provincetown. Walk was not leisurely and pleasant.
    P-Town Through the Eyes of Anne
    James_M, Jan 2024
    Anne Hutchison is a marvelous introduction to Provincetown as it both was and is today. The hour passed too quickly, even though we were out on a rainy December day. I look forward to walking the streets of P-Town with Anne again on our next visit to Cape Cod!
    Fun tour!
    orkideh_s, Oct 2023
    Not your typical history lesson!! Great to hear history from Anne's point of view and a lot of other minority groups from the era. Funny & entertaining. Highly recommend if you've got a good sense of humor and not easily offended. Thanks, Anne, your make up was spot on!
    Anne and her 11 kids.
    Tai_T, Oct 2023
    Anne was hilarious and it was fun learning a little bit of history at the same time! She takes you from alley to alley and points out different things that formed Provincetown. Loved it!
    Humor and information....
    Sonya_B, Oct 2023
    Humor and information. Personal tid bits re her life experience. Answered possibly rude questions without rancour.
    Anne was clever and...
    David_T, Sep 2023
    Anne was clever and hilarious, with just the right sprinkle of sardonic wit! Her tour of Provincetown was absolutely delightful!
    Entertaining and informative Tour
    Cathy_K, Sep 2023
    Anne’s tour was very entertaining, filled with humor reflecting the Ptown vibe and information that brought a richness to our visit. Thoroughly enjoyed it!
    Fabulous job recounting...
    RobinL_C, Sep 2023
    Fabulous job recounting the history complimented with a touch of comedy! Loved our tour guide ❤️ u would definitely recommend this to a friend
    Anne was absolutely...
    April_S, Sep 2023
    Anne was absolutely amazing, funny and very informative. I would definitely take the tour again. The meeting place needs to have seating out of the sun while people wait.
    We love Anne
    Thomas_B, Sep 2023
    We love this tour. Has become an annual tradition when we visit Ptown. Anne is a national treasure and a must do experience here.
    Great!
    Judi_W, Aug 2023
    Lots of fun and interesting historical information about Ptown. We loved Anne and highly recommend this very enjoyable walking tour!
    Cancelled
    Tom_P, Aug 2023
    Booking was cancelled by Anne Hutchinson due to failure to meet minimum requirements. We were advised in time to adjust our plans.
    Great Tour
    SandraB_C, Aug 2023
    We were looking something to do during the afternoon and this tour was great! Entertaining and educational. Great tour.
    The humor and history...
    Caroline_S, Aug 2023
    The humor and history made this a fantastic experience! We have already recommended this to friends!
    Really informative!
    Dana_B, Jul 2023
    Incredible knowledge of local history - we learned a lot!! And delivered really entertainingly, with a few fun political (leftist) jokes tossed in. Perfect length - nothing to dislike.
    Money well spent.
    Michael_H, Jul 2023
    Great twist on history with humor. Actually, we learned a lot about Provincetown in a very short period of time. Very entertaining.
    Captures the spirit of P town
    Elizabeth_B, Jun 2023
    A wonderful way to get some interesting history of Provincetown. Anne is brilliant, funny, and insightful. Super fun.
    Unprofessional Start to Finish
    Wendy_S, Jun 2023
    The tour guide arrived more than 10 minutes late. Then proceeded to speed everything up to end on time so it felt very rushed. The commentary was funny at times but the disparaging remarks about the Pilgrim Monument, local artists, original settlers, and the guide’s personal finances got old. I was there to learn about history and be entertained. Instead I felt like someone’s personal views were thrown at the group unsolicited. The end was very abrupt and the guide just said bye and walked away. Awkward for our group just standing there! Could it be done but the same tour guide better, yes. The person was knowledgeable with great comedic delivery.
    Response from Host, Jun 2023
    Hello! Your review sounds like a writing from my Puritan detractors long ago! The reasons why I disparage the Pilgrim Monument are historically explained on the tour. In the description of the tour product, it says I was banished, so I'm not sure your personal surprise at my character should be paired with a two star rating on said product. The tour is history fused with stand-up comedy. Stand-up comedy *is* personal as it is a person standing in front of you telling you about *their* perspective. I'm sorry it did not land with you. My tours don't have a designated end time, so I would not have been rushing for the reason of an end time. However, your review states my jokes "got old", so perhaps I read the crowd appropriately by speeding things up? Hm... It's as if I *am* a professional comedian despite the title of your review! Anyway, I'm as confused as you somehow seem to have been, so we are even I suppose. Your livelihood-damaging review ends by stating I was "knowledgeable with great comedic delivery." I'm glad people who value those things will be able to purchase my tour in the future from your review. Have a nice day! -Anne
    History with Sass.
    Krista_B, Jun 2023
    It was really neat to hear the history of Ptown with a little bit of sass. Anne did a great job keeping it entertaining and was absolutely wonderful.
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