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Aptucxet Trading Post
24 Aptucxet Road, Bourne, MA 02532

When the first commercial contract was signed in North America, Aptucxet Trading Post became the first private enterprise to use a local currency known as "Wampum". "Wampum" is a polished fragment of a hard she... more >>

Benjamin Nye Homestead
85 Old County Road, East Sandwich, MA 02537

Benjamin Nye built one of the first Grist Mills in the country in 1669, he also built a fulling mill near his saltbox style home in 1686. The mills are no longer on the property, but the house remains a fine ex... more >>

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 >>

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
67 Grove Street, 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 >>

Marconi Wireless Site
Off route 6, South Wellfleet, MA 02663

Site of the first trans-Atlantic wireless transmission built 1901-1902. Marconi won the Nobel Prize for Physics for this accomplishment... 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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

Baxter Mill
Rte 28 , Yarmouth, MA 02673

The Baxter Mill was built around 1710 and is open to the public Memorial Day through Columbus Day, Saturday and Sunday from 1` to 4pm, free of charge. There is plenty of parking and bus tours are welcome.... 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 >>

Briggs McDermott House
22 Old Sandwich Road, Bourne, MA 02532

Bourne Society for Historic Preservation maintains this Greek Revival style house listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The house is furnished with period furniture dating from 1830-to 1910. The c... 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 >>

Captain Bangs Hallet House
l1 Strawberry Lane, Yarmouth, MA 02675

This lovely home is an example of the Greek revival Style of architecture. Built in the 1840s by a member of the Thacher family as an addition to an earlier structure dating from 1740. We invite you to tour the... more >>

Captain Edward Penniman House
Fort Hill Road, Eastham, MA 02642

Edward Penniman was a successful whaling captain. Visit his historic home and learn about his adventures and that of his well-traveled family and the ornate French Second Empire house located at Fort Hill in E... more >>

Captain John Hendrick House
124 Main St., Wareham, MA 02571

The Kendrick House was built in 1745 the original paneling and early wall papers are interesting features. Furnishings dating from the 18th and 19 centuries, paintings by local artist Charles Sidney Raleigh and... 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 >>

Centerville Public Library
585 Main Street, Centerville, MA 02632

The library houses the private collection from one of the 20th century's most noted columnists, Walter Lippmann... more >>

Chandler Gray House
Wharf Road, Yarmouth, MA 02664

Yarmouth is one of the oldest communties on Cape Cod (1639). Leaving Route 6-A to Yarmouth and upon enterting the town there is an old stone in a hedge on the right with the initals B-Y (Barnstable-Yarmouth). T... 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 >>

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 Windmill
Route 6, Eastham, MA 02642

The Eastham Windmill was built about 1688 and was moved to Eastham in 1793. Go past the Orleans rotary on Route 6 eastbound for about 2.4 miles heading for Provincetown. After the first traffic light start look... 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 >>

Highland Lighthouse
Lighthouse Rd, North Truro, MA 02666

Consturcted from 420 tons of brick and dating back to 1797. Highland Lighthouse is Cape Cod's oldest lighthouse. In 1996 it was moved back from the eroding cliff to its present location. Lantern room, observa... more >>

Historical Society of Cotuit/Santuit
1148 Main Street, Cotuit, MA 02635

The Society maintains the Dottridge Homestead, Museum and Gift Shop. Displays include tools, high-wheeled bicycle, Indian arrowheads and other interesting items. Open Thurs-Sun 2:30-5pm, mid-June through Columb... more >>

Hoxie House
18 Water Street-Route 130, Sandwich, MA 02563

Hoxie House is the oldest house on Cape Cod, circa 1675. It was restored in 1950 and antique and period furniture placed throughout the house. Open Mid June to October admission $1.50 adults. $.75 for children... more >>

Indian Meeting House
Rte 28, Mashpee, MA 02649

Built in 1684 on Santuit Pond, the Meeting House was moved to the present site on Route 28, and is the oldest church building on Cape Cod. The Mashpee tribe still uses this site for worship, meetings and social... 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 >>

John F. Kennedy Memorial
Ocean Street, Hyannis, MA 02601

Remembering the nation's 34th president and a former Hyannis Port local, this meditative site pays tribute to Kennedy, featuring a stone wall set with a medallion of his likeness and a pool with a fountain.... more >>

Johnathan Young Windmill
Town Cove Park...Rt.28, Orleans, MA 02653

The windmill was built in South Orleans in the late 1700s. In 1839 it was moved to Orleans center and then to Hyannisport. It has been authentically restored by the Orleans Historical Society. Limited Parking, ... more >>

Judah Baker Windmill
91 River Street, Yarmouth, MA 02664

in 1953 the windmill was donated to the town and Windmill Park was established along with a small swimming beach on the River. It is a beautiful spot overlooking Bass River and the Marshlands toward Dennis from... more >>

Lighthouses in Chatham
, Chatham, MA 02633

CHATHAM LIGHT: Built in 1808 as two brick towers and a keeper's house. Two lights were i use to distinguish it from the single light at Truro's Highland Light. Erosion claimed the original lights and two ne... more >>

Lighthouses in Eastham
, Eastham, MA 02642

NAUSET LIGHT: Nauset Light was first constructed as three brick towers in 1838 to mark the difference from Highland and Chatham Lights. Erosion claimed them in 1892 and they were replaced by three wooden towers... more >>

Lighthouses in Woods Hole
, Woods Hole, MA 02543

The Light was built in 1828 and the present structure was replaced in 1876 and automated in 1985: Intersection of Route 28 and Woods Hole Road about three miles to Church Street. Left and Nobska Lighthouse is... 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 >>

Massachusetts National Cemetery
Connery Ave., Bourne, MA 02532

Massachusetts National Cemetery is located on Connery Ave. at the Otis Rotary, Route 28 in Bourne. The Cemetery is opened from dawn till dusk. Call 508 563 7113 for additional information.... more >>

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

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

Old Higgins Farm Windmill
785 Rt. 6A, Brewster, MA 02631

The Old Higgins Farm Windmill was built in 1795 and gound its last grain in 1900. The mill was a smock mill and not a windmill. It is located on a grassy field having been moved from Ellis Landing in 1974 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 >>

Pairpoint Crystal
851 Sandwich Road, Sagamore, MA 02561

Invites you to watch their glass blowers Monday thru Friday 8:30-4:30. Freehand glass blowing is one of the oldest known art forms. Pairpoint Crystal, America's oldest glass works, uses tools and techniques dev... more >>

Parnassus Book Service
Route 6A, Yarmouthport, MA 02675

Over 2200 books, broadsides, manuscripts on Cape Cod & Southeastern Massachusetts history, geneology & Maritime affairs available most times at Parnassus Book Service... more >>

Scargo Tower
Scargo Hill Road, Dennis, MA 02638

The tower is the third to stand atop this hill. The first was built of wood in 1874 and was intended to be a "tourist attraction". The present tower was built in 1901 by the Tobey family who owned the summer h... 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 >>

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