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History

Sea Wind Collections Gallery & Gift Shop
15 Hickley Rd., Woods Hole, MA 02543

Photography capturing the spirit of Falmouth & Cape Cod & the Islands in a variety of venues: prints, note cards, post cards, place mats, calendars, and bookmarks. Handcrafted Wampum jewelry, Cape Cod and Islan... more >>

Sturgis Library
3090 Main St., Barnstable, MA 02630

Large and unusual collections of books and manuscripts of maritime history. Cape Cod history, New England genealogy and local lore dating back to the first settlers. Sturgis is the oldest building in America op... more >>

Truro Historical Museum
Lighthouse Rd., Truro, MA 02666

The Society is located in a turn of the century summer hotel near Highland Light (Cape Cod Light), major part of the hotel is used for exhibitions. May 30-Oct. 15 7 days a week 10-5. Admission $3 per person. $5... more >>

Wampanoag Indian Museum
Route 130, Mashpee, MA 02649

Located on Route 130 the building was erected in the early 19th century . The Wampanoag's traditional baskets, tools, and articles are on display and another room is devoted to the colonial influence of the Wam... more >>

Whitman House Quilt Shop
Rt. 6, North Truro, MA 02652

The Whitman House Quilt Shop is the largest in the Northeast Area of the country. On display are up to 200 quilts including crib quilts, wall hangings, dolls, pillows and placemats. All are handmade and quil... more >>

Wing Fort House
69 Spring Hill Road, East Sandwich, MA 02537

Wing Fort House, circa 1641, was occupied by members of the Wing family until 1942 when it became a museum. You can tour seven rooms furnished with period pieces from different ereas of the history of Sandwich.... more >>

Winslow Crocker House
250 Route 6A, Yarmouthport, MA 02675

The House is located on Rt. 6A in Yarmouthport and is open Saturday & Sunday from 11Am to 5pm. June 1-October 15. Last entry is at 4:00PM. Admission fee. For more information please call 508 362 6469... more >>

Yarmouth Minute Men
Box 76, Yarmouth, MA 02673

Cape Cod's Colonial Living History. The Yarmouth MinuteMen, a Colonial Revolutionary War Reenactment group. Welcome to our Living History Encampments, Parades and Educational Presentations. Please call 508 790 ... more >>

Horseback Riding

Emerald Hollow Farm
235 Run Hill Road, Brewster, MA 02631

Do something special..... We offer guided Trail Rides and Pony Rides on our quiet, well-mannered horses through the beautiful Brewster Punkhorn Parklands. Reservations are required, so call us today!! ... more >>

Haland Stable
Rt. 28-A, Falmouth, MA 02574

Hour long Trail Rides through scenic and woodland areas. salt marshes, and cranberry bogs. Horse drawn carriage tours. ... more >>

Information Bureaus

Sandwich Archives & Historical Center
145 Main Street, Sandwich, MA 02563

Located on the second floor of Town Hall Annex. Collection houses Sandwich town & family records, vertical file on historic subjects and Quaker church records.... more >>

Yarmouth Historical Society
11 Strawberry Lane., Yarmouthport, MA 02559

The archives and library of the Historical Society contains maritime documents, letters and extensive collection of old photographs and detailed histories of Yarmouth buildings. ... more >>

Cape Cod Canal Visitor Center
Ed Moffit Drive, Sandwich, MA 02563

The Visitors Center features include a retired 41-foot U.S.Army Corps of Engineers patrol boat, a 46 seat theatre showing continuous DVD presentations on canal history, canal critters, and canal wildflowers, as... more >>

Centerville Historical Society & Museum
5113 Main Street, Centerville, MA 02632

The Historical Society is located in a mid-nineteenth century building with fourteen rooms filled with displays of historic clothing, maritime artifacts, Civil War artifacts, Sandwich Glass, Crowell carved bird... more >>

Chatham Historical Society
347 Old Stage Harbor Road, Chatham, MA 02633

1752 gambrel roof house 18th & 19th century furnishings and murals of Chatham people and life in 1930 & 40's. Collection includes Joseph C. Lincoln Manuscripts & memorabilia. Chatham photographs, China trade ob... more >>

Cuttyhunk Historical Society & Museum
23 Tower Hill Rd., Cuttyhundk Island, MA 02713

The Society is located in the heart of the island town of Gosnold. The Museum houses exhibits centering on the history of Cuttyhunk Island and the Elizabeth Islands. Open July-early Sept; Tues, Fri & Sat 10:30-... more >>

Eastham Historical Society
190 Samoset Road, Eastham, MA 02642

The Society is located downstairs and displays many interesting details of the history of Eastham. Swift-Daley House, Built in 1741, the bow-roofed swift Daley House features period furniture, clothing, china, ... more >>

Eastham Schoolhouse Museum
Nauset and Schoolhouse Roads, Eastham, MA 02642

The Eastham Schoolhouse Museum was built in 1869 and is now the home of the Eastham Historical Society. Located directly across the street from the entrance of the Visitor's Center.... more >>

Falmouth Historical Society
55-65 Palmer Avenue, Falmouth, MA 02540

1790 House furnished, special collection of china, dolls, quilts. Adjoining older house with Katharine Lee Bates memorabilia and whaling era exhibits. Collection includes Falmouth family records, business and i... more >>

Orleans Historical Society
3 River Road, Orleans, MA 02653

The Society is located in a beautiful Greek Revival style 1833 Universalist Meeting House. Exhibits include The Isaac Snow collection of Revolutionary War and War of 1812 artifacts, Shipwreck artifacts from the... more >>

Osterville Historical Society
155 West Bay Rd., Osterville, MA 02655

Three buildings, Art and Antiques, 1790 Cape Cod farmhouse and Boat Museums with boat shops, models, and wooden boats. Collection includes records of the Crosby Boatyard, Osterville family records and photogra... more >>

Province Lands Visitors Center
99 Marconi Site Rd., Wellfleet, MA 02667

The Visitor Center is located on Race Point Rd., off Route 6 at the northern end of Cape Cod National Seashore, approximately one mile from Provincetown. The observation deck provides a 360 degree view of the... more >>

Provincetown Office of Tourism
260 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA 02657

History Threater Music Art. Visit the nations's oldest art colony.... more >>

Truro Historical Museum
Lighthouse Rd., Truro, MA 02666

The Society is located in a turn of the century summer hotel near Highland Light (Cape Cod Light), major part of the hotel is used for exhibitions. May 30-Oct. 15 7 days a week 10-5. Admission $3 per person. $5... more >>

Wareham Historical Society
5 Chapel Lane., E. Wareham, MA 02571

Captain John Kendrick Maritime Museum, Kendrick, Bumpus, and Fearing Tavern Museum ; July & August Sat. & Sun. 1-4 Maritime Museum Thurs-Sun 1-4 Fearing Tavern... more >>

Movies

Wellfleet Drive In Theatre
51 Route 6, Wellfleet, MA 02667

Enjoy first run double features every night at the only Drive-in on Cape Cod. Built in 1957, the Wellfleet Drive-In hosts a 100' x 44' screen, and a state-of-the-art FM stereo sound system that decodes ... more >>

Museum

Bourne Historical Society
30 Keene Street, Bourne, MA 02532

The Aptucxet Trading Post-this is the beginning of the free enterprise system in America, where Pilgrims first began trading with the local Wampanoag Indians and English speaking Dutch from New York. Thi... more >>

Cahoon Museum of American Art
4676 Falmouth Avenue, Cotuit, MA 02635

The Cahoon Museum of American Art is named in honor of the late contemporary primitive painter, Ralph Cahoon (1910-1982), and is housed in his former home and studio, a 1775 Georgian colonial building. The... more >>

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
869 Main Street, Brewster, MA 02631

Overlooking Cape Cod Bay in Brewster, the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History owns 85 acres of salt water marsh, woods and a major herring run, which abuts about 300 acres of conserved marsh, uplands and seashor... more >>

Cape Museum of Fine Arts
60 Hope Lane, Dennis, MA 02638

Located on the grounds of the Cape Playhouse off of Route 6 A in Dennis. The Yasuna and Denny family have recently made a generous donation to the Museum for the creation of a sculpture garden and a quiet place... more >>

Heritage Plantation and Gardens
Pine & Grove Sts, Sandwich, MA 02563

Heritage Plantation has something for everyone. The small ones will thrill to a ride on our antique carousal built in 1912. From Duesenbergs to DeLoreans, everyone will enjoy our spectacular collection of 35 cl... more >>

Highfield Hall
56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth, MA 02541

Highfield Hall is a community cultural center in Falmouth, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. Located in a magnificently restored 1878 mansion, the Hall is an inspirational venue for learning, meeting and celebrating.... more >>

John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum
397 Main Street, Hyannis, MA 02601

The John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum is a multimedia exhibit designed to open a window on the days JFK spent on Cape Cod; days relaxing with family, days playing football with PT109 buddies, days spent sailing on... more >>

Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum
High Pole Hill Road, Provincetown, MA 02657

Dedicated in 1910 to the memory of the first landing of the Pilgrims in Provincetown, the Pilgrim Monument is the tallest all-granite structure in the United States. When you walk to the top of the Pilgrim Monu... more >>

Provincetown Art Association and Museum
460 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657

Founded in 1914 the Museum has a distinguised membership of American artists. Established and emerging artist exhibitions, as well as exhibitions from the permanent collection of over 1500 works are featured in... more >>

Sandwich Glass Museum
129 Main Street, Sandwich, MA 02563

Beautiful, unique glassware made by Boston & Sandwich Glass Company between 1825 and 1888. A pictorial history of the company is on display. Open Daily Apr-Oct. from 9:30am-4:30pm; Nov.Dec., Feb-March; Wed.Sun.... more >>

Thornton W, Burgess Museum
4 Water Street, Sandwich, MA 02563

Life and works of Thornton W. Burgess, renowned children's author, naturalist and Sandwich native are preserved in the 18th century house owned by his Aunt Arabella. On exhibit are artifacts, art, books and oth... more >>

Toad Hall Classic Sports Car Museum
288 Scudder Avenue, Hyannis, MA 02647

Toad Hall is a collection of over 50 classic sports cars. The cars are mainly English from the 50s through the 80s, with others from Europe and Japan. They are all restored and running. And they are all red. Th... more >>

1736 Josiah Dennis Manse Museum
77 Nobscusset Rd., Dennis, MA 02639

The town of Dennis is named after the first minister who lived in this saltbox in the early 1700s. The museum displays early life in Dennis, children's room, spinning and weaving exhibits, a maritime wing, and... more >>

1869 School House Museum
Route 6, Eastham, MA 02642

Built in 1869, the one room Schoolhouse displays objects relating to the history of the town of Eastham. shipwrecks, schooling, farming, and town life. Open July & Aug. Mon-Fri l-4pm, Sat. in September 1-4pm. A... more >>

Bradley's House
Woods Hole Road, Woods Hole, MA 02543

Model of Woods Hole Village dated 1895. audiovisual show of local history. Restored spritsail sailboat, model ships and a walking tour of the village. ... more >>

Brewster Historical Society Museum
1146 Main St., Brewster, MA 0263l

The museum features artifacts and antiques that relate to the history of the town of Brewster. The collection includes items from the East Brewster Post Office, Trade memorabilia from Brewster shipmasters. Open... more >>

Brooks Academy Museum
80 Parallel Street, Harwich, MA 02645

The museum is the home of the Harwich Historical Society. The museum maintains a collection of over 3,000 catalogued photographs and extensive manuscript holdings. The museum features a large collection of reco... more >>

Cape Cod Children's Museum
577 Great Neck Rd. South, Mashpee, MA 02649

Hands on exhibits, our own two story pirate ship, indoor planetarium, puppet theater, toddler play area, gift shop and interesting programs daily. Open year round Mon-Sat. 10-5, Sun 12-5. Admission is $3.50 fo... more >>

Chatham Aviation Display
Depot & Hitching Post Roads, Chatham, MA 02633

Open most afternoons year-round 1-4pm; call for appointment. Features more than 150 model airplanes from all eras of aviation, primarily focused on World War 11; aviation art prints, posters, a plate collection... more >>

Chatham Railroad Museum
Depot Road, Chatham, MA 02633

Locomotive models, bells, lanterns, marker lights, and fully restored 90 year old wooden cabose. New display features historic Western Union telegraph equipment. Free Admission.... more >>

Cuttyhunk Historical Society & Museum
23 Tower Hill Rd., Cuttyhundk Island, MA 02713

The Society is located in the heart of the island town of Gosnold. The Museum houses exhibits centering on the history of Cuttyhunk Island and the Elizabeth Islands. Open July-early Sept; Tues, Fri & Sat 10:30-... more >>

Donald G. Trayser Memorial Museum
3353 Main St,, Barnstable, MA 02668

The Donald Trayser Museum was once the U.S. Customs House and is now home to the Coast Guard Heritage Museum. An exhibition spanning the local history of the Coast Guard and its predecessors. Exhibits include ... more >>

Eastham Schoolhouse Museum
Nauset and Schoolhouse Roads, Eastham, MA 02642

The Eastham Schoolhouse Museum was built in 1869 and is now the home of the Eastham Historical Society. Located directly across the street from the entrance of the Visitor's Center.... more >>

Edward Gorey House
8 Strawberry Lane, Yarmouth, MA 02675

Edward Gorey and Famous Authors The exhibit features the wide-range of Edward Gorey's works for other authors, including Hillaire Belloc, Florence Heide, Edward Lear, T.S. Eliot, John Updike, Muriel Sparks,... more >>

Falmouth Museums On The Green
55 Palmer Avenue, Falmouth, MA 02540

Falmouth Museums on the Green are located on a two-acre complex in the heart of historic Falmouth village. Two 18th-century houses showcase period furnishings, china, toys, vintage clothing (including a “laundr... more >>

Fearing Tavern Museum
3 Elm St., Wareham, MA 02571

Located at the junction of the Wampanoag Indian Agawam Trail and the Wankinco River, the Fearing Tavern is one of the oldest taverns in New England with sections of the building dating from 1690, 1765, and 1820... more >>

Fire & History Museum
1439 Main Street, Brewster, MA 02631

Step into yesteryear as you stroll around the charming 18th century New England Common. Visit the six buildings of the New England Fire and History Museum filled with fascinating displays of over 30 historic ... more >>

French Cable Station Museum
Cove Road and Route 28, Orleans, MA 02653

The French Cable Company was the first direct communication link from Europe to North America. In 1869 the cable was just off the coast of Canada, and in 1879 it was linked to Eastham Massachusetts, and then on... more >>

Heritage Museums & Gardens
Grove St., Sandwich, MA

Collection of Antique & Classic Cars ... more >>

Highland House Museum
6 Highland Light Road, North Truro, MA

Next to Cape Cod Lighthouse: old firearms, tools and farm implements, period rooms, ship-wreck room and whaling artifacts.... more >>

Historical Museum-Atwood House
347 Stage Harbor Road, Chatham, MA 02633

The Atwood house was built in 1752 and is one of the oldest houses in Chatham. The Chatham Historical Society maintains the museum that features a protrait gallery of Chatham Sea Captains, a maritime room with ... more >>

Jericho House and Barn Museum
Trotting Park Rd. & Old Main St., West Dennis, MA 02670

Historic home built in 1801 by Captain Theophilus Baker. Antique furnishings, glassware, paintings, costumes and old tools. Models including early salt works, a cranberry separator and driftwood zoo. Admission ... more >>

Mashpee Historical Commission
13 Great Neck Rd. N, Mashpee, MA 02649

Printed histories relating to Mashpee, Cape Cod, Wampanoag Indians, and other Native Americans with assorted memorabilia and artifacts of Mashpee people, places, and events. Mon. Thurs and the 1st Sat. of the M... more >>

Museums on the Green
55-65 Palmer Avenue, Falmouth, MA 02540

Guided tours and gift shop. Falmouth Historical Society... more >>

New England Fire and History Museum
1439 Route 6-A, Brewster, MA 02631

Collection of early American fire engines and related memorabilia. Features a diorama of the Chicago fire of 1871, a village blacksmith forge and an Apothecary Shop. ... more >>

Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary
115 Bradford Street, Provincetown, MA 02657

Virtally explore the only National Marine Sanctuary in the northeast. Visit a truly special place to watch humback whales breach, peer into a sponge forest, and zoom in on a variety of underwater habitats. Visi... more >>

Truro Historical Museum
Lighthouse Rd., Truro, MA 02666

The Society is located in a turn of the century summer hotel near Highland Light (Cape Cod Light), major part of the hotel is used for exhibitions. May 30-Oct. 15 7 days a week 10-5. Admission $3 per person. $5... more >>

Wellfleet Historical Society Museum
266 Main St., Wellfleet, MA 02667

A few steps from the Town Hall Parking Lot. 1-4pm Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 noon Tuesday and Friday. Short guided walks Tuesday and Friday during the summer. Leave Museum 10:15 am. Learn about Wellfleet's archit... more >>

Woods Hole Historical Museum
573 Woods Hole Road, Woods Hole, MA 02543

The Museum is open mid June through mid September: Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 4pm. Walking tours of Woods Hole village on Tuesday at 4 pm. Off season hours by arrangement. Exhibits feature a scale model ... more >>

Nature & Scenery

Ashumet Holly & Wildlife Sanctuary
286 Ashumet Rd, Falmouth, MA 02536

49 acres property of the Massachusetts Audubon Society offers an evergreen forest, a barn swallow colony, a holly trail and self guided nature walks. Known for its four rare and endangered species of wildflower... more >>

Briar Patch Conservation Area
Discovery Hill, East Sandwich, MA

Marked nature trails wind through this 58 acre town conservation area which abuts the Green Briar Nature Center. Trail maps are available at the Nature Center. Call 508 888 6870 for additional information.... more >>

Dexter Grist Mill
Main & Water Sts., Sandwich, MA 02563

Dexter Grist Mill is a restored 17th century mill where you can still buy ground corn meal. It is a beautiful and peaceful spot by the pond. Look for the swans.... more >>

Heritage Plantation and Gardens
Pine & Grove Sts, Sandwich, MA 02563

Heritage Plantation has something for everyone. The small ones will thrill to a ride on our antique carousal built in 1912. From Duesenbergs to DeLoreans, everyone will enjoy our spectacular collection of 35 cl... more >>

Lowell Holly Reservation
South Sandwich Road, Sandwich, MA 02563

The reservation is located on Wakeby-Mashpee Pond, one of the Cape's largest freshwater ponds. There are 500 holly trees growing among beeches and pines on the 135 acre peninsula. A two miled marked trail, picn... more >>

Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge
, Chatham, MA 02633

The Fish and Wildlife Service administers 2,750 acres of beach, freshwater ponds and marsh, saltmarsh and tidal flats. The refuge is home to 285 species of birds highlighted by shorebirds, terns and waterfowl. ... more >>

Sandwich Fish Hatchery
Route 6A, Sandwich, MA 02537

The Hatchery raises approximately one half a million fish, mostly trout, to stock the ponds in the sate of Massachusetts. Open daily year round from 9-3 No admission charge... more >>

WHOI Information Office
93 Water St., Woods Hole, MA 02543

The Information Office is open year-round, Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm. Guided walking tours of the Institution's dock and village campus are offered on weekdays in the summer. Tours are free, but rese... more >>

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
15 School St., Woods Hole, MA 02543

The Institute , WHOI, is a private nonprofit research and education organization dedicated to the study of marine science. The shore-based facilities are in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, and at our 200 acre Quisse... more >>

Armstrong-Kelley Park
Main Street, Osterville, MA 02655

The park is owned by the Cape Cod Horticultural Society. A wonderland in the woods with its 8.5 acres of rhododendrons, heath and heather, hollies and abundant gardens. Cape Cod's oldest and largest privately o... more >>

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