Museums & Historical Buildings



  • There are many, many museums and historical buildings to visit on the Cape. Some will give you a taste of what life was like back in earlier times. Others offer hands-on activities for children. And still others have interesting collections to enjoy.  
     
  • Here is a list of some that you and your family might enjoy visiting. 

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   Wheelchair       
Handicap accessible - check for details (see below for 
                    National Park information about the "Golden Pass")
   child-girl        Activities suitable for children
   Umbrella 3         Rainy Day & Indoor Activities
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   AF 5        
Arts Foundation 2-For-1 Passport Offer (Details 1-866-811-4111)
 

 

 MUSEUMS & HISTORICAL BUILDINGS

Fees Hours

Season

Aptucxet Trading Post 
Aptucxet Road, Bourne Village
508-759-8167

Adults $4
Children 6-18   $2
Seniors & AAA $3.50
Groups 10+  $3.50 

Tues-Fri & Sat - 10 AM - 4 PM
Sundays - 2 - 5 PM
Closed Mondays except for Memorial Day, Labor Day & Columbus Day

Memorial Day
Weekend -
Columbus Day Weekend
Reopens 5/25/07

Atwood House
347 Stage Harbor Rd.
Chatham, MA 02633
508-945-2493
Fax - 508-945-1205

$5 per person
$4 per person for groups of 10 or more
$3 Students
Free - Children Under 12
 

9:30 AM - 4 PM

Reserved tours - Year Round
508-945-2493
(3 days notice)

Open to public -
June 1 - Oct 15  

Benjamin Nye Homestead
85 Old County Road
East Sandwich, MA 02537-0092
508-888-2368
Mail: Nye Family Association of America, Inc. P.O. Box 134
East Sandwich, MA 02537-0134 http://www.nyefamily.org/index.htm
nyeassoc@cape.com

Memberships Available starting at $20/year 

 

Open
June 16 - Oct 15
Apptmts. required for off-season 

Bradley House Museum
Woods Hole 

Free 

 

 

Briggs-McDermott House
Bourne

 

 

 

Cahoon Museum Of American Art
Cotuit 

AF 5 

 

 

Cape Cod Children's Museum
577 Great Neck Road South
Mashpee, MA 02649
508-539-8788
Fax - 508-539-3285
http://www.capecodchildrensmuseum.org/
info@capecodchildrensmuseum.org

Free for Museum Members

$6.00 Adults
$5.00 Kids 1 – 4
$5.00 Seniors 60+

 

 

Cape Cod Maritime Museum
Hyannis 

AF 5 

 

 

Cape Cod Museum Of Fine Arts
Dennis 

AF 5 

 

 

Cape Cod Museum Of Natural History
Brewster 

 

 

 

Centerville Historical Museum
Centerville 

 

 

 

Chatham Aviation Display
Chatham - in the Clubhouse Building of
Oyster Heights Condominiums, Depot and
Hitching Post Roads ~ 508-945-6082
 

   

 

 

Dexter Grist Mill
Sandwich ~ 
Town Hall Square ~ 508-888-4910

 

 

 

Donald G. Trayser Memorial Museum 
Barnstable

 

 

 

Edward Gorey House
Yarmouth Port

 AF 5

 

 

Expedition Whydah Sea Lab
& Learning Center

Provincetown 

 

 

 

Falmouth Historical Society -
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Falmouth 

AF 5 

 

 

The French Cable Station Museum
North Eastham 

 

 

 

Heritage Museums & Gardens
Sandwich 

AF 5 

 

 

Highland House & Lighthouse
Truro 

 

 

 

Jericho House and Barn Museum
West Dennis 

 

 

 

John F. Kennedy Museum
Hyannis 

AF 5 

 

 

Jonathan Young Windmill
Orleans 

 

 

 

Josiah Dennis Manse and Museum
Dennis 

 

 

 

Maria Mitchell Science Center
Nantucket 

 

 

 

Mashpee Wampanoag Indian Museum
Mashpee 

 

 

 

Mayo House
Chatham

 

 

 

Meeting House Museum
Orleans 

 

 

 

Nantucket Life Saving Museum
Nantucket 

 

 

 

New England Fire & History Museum 

 

 

 

Old Hoxie House 
Sandwich

 

 

 

Osterville Historical Society & Museum
Osterville 

AF 5 

 

 

Railroad Museum
Chatham 

 

 

 

Sandwich Glass Museum
Sandwich 

AF 5 

 

 

Swift-Daley House
Eastham 

 

 

 

Thornton Burgess Museum
Sandwich 

 

 

 

Toad Hall Classic Sports Cars
Hyannis Port 

 

 

 

Woods Hole Museum
Woods Hole 

 

 

 

Yesteryear Doll Museum
Sandwich
508-888-1711

 

 

 

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Wheelchair  Did you know… 
...that a Golden Access Pass is free for individuals with medical or permanent disabilities. 
This pass will provide free entry into any National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management,
Corps of Engineers, Fish and Wildlife Service, Forest Service, and Tennessee Valley Authority
sites with admission fees. There are also special provisions for the people accompanying the
pass holder. 

You must appear in person and have proper documentation, and it may be obtained through
any National Park Service location. You can usually do this on your first visit to an approved
location.

See the
National Park Service website for locations, documentation needed and other
information.


 




 

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