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Cape Cod is famous for it's historic buildings and sites of interest to the history buff and to family history researchers. Small and larger museums and open houses provide a wealth of information about the Cape and people that have lived here.

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Open Houses

bulletAtwood Higgins House Wellfleet
bullet508 255-3421
bulletNational Seashore offers tours
bulletAtwood House and Museum, 347 Stage Harbor Rd., Chatham
bullet508 945-2493
bulletA Sea Captain's home built in 1752
bulletOpen in summer Tues-Fri 1-4
bulletRun by Chatham Historical Society
bulletThe Benjamin Nye Homestead 85 Old County Rd., E Sandwich
bullet508 888-4213
bulletBuilt in 1685 by original Sandwich settlers
bulletAlso a 19th Century Grange Hall and Fulling Mill on site
bulletOpen Jun 15th-Oct 15th, Tues-Sat 12-4:30pm. 
bulletBriggs-McDermott House 522 Sandwich Rd, Bourne
bullet508 759-6120
bulletBlacksmith shop, cooking exhibits
bulletopen Jun-Aug free tours
bulletCapt. Bangs Hallett House, Yarmouthport
bullet508 362-3021
bulletCaptain Penniman House at Fort Hill Eastham
bulletbuilt in 1868 by the whaling Capt. Edward Penniman
bulletHallet's Route 6A, Yarmouthport
bullet508 362-3362
bulletupstairs is the pharmacy & soda fountain museum
bulletThe Hoxie House, Water St., Sandwich. 
bulletBuilt in 1675.
bulletJoshua Dennis Manse, Dennis 
bullet508 385-3528
bulletSeth Nickerson House 72 Commercial St., Provincetown 
bulletbuilt in 1746
bulletSwift Daley House Route 6A Eastham
bulletbuilt in 1741
bulletFree Admission
bulletWinslow Crocker House Yarmouthport
bullet508 362-4385
bulletBuilt 1770s



bullet Aptucxet Trading Post Museum, off Shore Rd, Bourne
bulletMay to mid October Tues-Sat 10-5, Sun 2-5
bulletCape Cod Maritime Museum, 135 South St., Hyannis
bulletCahoon Museum of American Art, 4676 Falmouth Rd., Cotuit
bullet508 428-7581
bulletEastham Schoolhouse Museum 508-255-0788
bulletEdward Gorey House Museum
bulletGreenbriar Nature Center & Jam Kitchen, Discovery Hill Rd, Sandwich
bullet508 888-6870 
bulletNatural History exhibits, flower garden, educational programs
bulletHallet's Route 6A, Yarmouthport 508 362-3362
bulletupstairs is the pharmacy & soda fountain museum
bulletHeritage Museums & Gardens of Sandwich 508-888-3300. 
bulletAntique car exhibit. Military Museum, 
bulletRhododendron displays, herb garden
bulletWorking 1912 Merry-go-Round.
bulletJFK Museum, Hyannis
bullet Mashpee Wampanoag Indian Museum, 414 Main Street, Mashpee
bullet508 477-9339
bulletPilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum 1-800-247-1620
bulletSandwich Glass Museum, Main St., Sandwich 508 888-0251 
bulletHistory of the Boston & Sandwich Glass Co 
bulletOpen Apr-Oct 9:30-4:30, Nov-Dec & Feb-Mar Wed-Sun 9:30-4
bulletThe Thornton Burgess Museum, on Shawme Pond, Sandwich. 
bulletFeaturing Peter Rabbit.
bulletToad Hall Classic Car Museum, Hyannis Port
bulletTruro Historical Society Museum, 27 Highland Road, N Truro
bullet508 487-3397
bulletWydah Museum - Provincetown
bulletPirate shipwreck



bulletThe Distant Listener
bulletMarconi Telephone/Telegraph sites on Cape Cod
bulletRudy & Alice's Cape Cod Lighthouses

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