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Art & Museums – Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard & Nantucket

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The Scrimshander Gallery

The Scrimshander Gallery, located on historic Old South Wharf in Nantucket, is a destination of choice for scrimshaw collectors and art lovers alike. The gallery began in 1990 as a showcase for artist Michael Vienneau's scrimshaw, carvings and artwork. Mr. Vienneau has been working as a professional Scrimshander since 1974 and his artwork is in... show more

Categories: Art Galleries

10 Old South Wharf, Nantucket ~ (508) 228-1004 ~

Nantucket Whaling Museum

Housed in a former candle factory built immediately following Nantucket's Great Fire in 1846, the museum was restored in 2005. Featured exhibits include a restored 1847 candle factory, expanded top-quality exhibition space, and thea forty-six foot skeleton of a sperm whale that washed ashore on New Year's Day in 1998, the 1849 Fresnel Lens used... show more

Categories: Natural History Museums

15 Broad St, Nantucket ~ (508) 228-1894 ~

Provincetown Museum of Art

The Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) is a nationally recognized, year-round cultural institution that fuses the creative energy of America’s oldest active art colony with the natural beauty of outer Cape Cod that has inspired artists for generations. PAAM embodies the qualities that make Provincetown an enduring American center for... show more

Categories: Art Museums

High Pole Hill Road, Provincetown ~ (508) 487-1310 ~

Quidley & Company

Quidley & Company is a fine art gallery offering Landscape, Marine, Still Life, and Figurative paintings by preeminent contemporary artists including Peter T. Quidley. Quidley & Company proudly offers selected works by master artists from the United States and Europe, each renowned for their period and genre. We are a full service gallery,... show more

Categories: Art Galleries

26 Main Street, Nantucket ~ (508) 228-4300 ~

Plymouth Rock

Plymouth Rock at The Pilgrim Memorial is on the shore of Plymouth Harbor and is believed to be the boulder near which the Pilgrims landed.

Categories: Historical Museums

Water St., Plymouth ~

A Will O' the Wisp

A unique shop of gifts, collectibles and crafts from local Cape Cod artisans. Among the unique products in our shop you will find antiques, art, collectibles, furniture, jellies & jams, jewelry, pottery, sculptures. Some popular items to bring back to family and friends as souvenirs of your visit to Truro are our Antique Sterling Silverware... show more

Categories: Art & Crafts

2 Truro Road, Truro ~ (508) 349-1482 ~

Arts Barnstable

Arts Our seven villages are art-full with plenty of arts and culture complete with seaside charm! Hyannis HyArts Cultural District features the Walkway-to-the-Sea, from Main Street, through the Village Green to the harbor. Artists work and sell their wares at the artist shanties (May –Columbus Day); The HyArts campus includes the... show more

Categories: Other Art & Museums, Sightseeing & Tours

130 Ocean Street, Hyannis ~ (508) 862-4990 ~

Pilgrim Monument

The Pilgrim Monument was built in 1910 and is 252 feet tall. It was built to recognize the first landing of the Pilgrims that took place in Provincetown in 1620.

Categories: Historical Museums

1 High Pole Rd., Provincetown ~

Cape Cod National Seashore

The Cape Cod National Seashore encompasses 43,607 acres of protected beaches, bogs, marshlands, and ponds. A truly pristine, beautiful, and special area of Cape Cod.

Categories: Historical Museums

50 Doane Rd, Eastham ~

Beth Higgins Fine Art Photography

Take home Cape Cod Memories. Large selection of Cape Cod photographs for sale in many formats including limited edition giclee prints on canvas and paper to matted, framed and greeting cards. Year-round shopping available on website. A selection of pieces at Kwilts and Krafts 6 Joy St Mashpee at Southcape Village. Summer address The Artist... show more

Categories: Photography

(774) 392-0907 ~

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Vacation is all about relaxing. What better way to compliment your time basking on the beaches than strolling through the many terrific museums and art galleries on the Cape and Islands. From the Kennedy Museum and Classic Sports Car Collection in Hyannis, the Nantucket Whaling and the Shipwreck and Lifesaving Museums on Nantucket, and the Martha’s Vineyard Museum in Edgartown, treat yourself to a wealth of fascinating information about the history of this unique area and view the artifacts that bring it alive for adults and kids alike.

Or, if you are not a history buff, let our Vacation Planner point you in the direction of the myriad of different art galleries featuring eclectic displays of local and other fine art and crafts. A great alternative to sun and crowd exposure on the beaches during the day, museums and galleries also provide a lovely opportunity to prolong the enjoyment of a romantic dining experience in the evenings.


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