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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 ~

Sandwich Boardwalk

The Sandwich Boardwalk is a raised boardwalk that runs across Mill Creek to Town Neck Beach. It offers spectacular views and is a great spot for watching wildlife.

Categories: Nature Trails

Jarves St., Sandwich ~

The Old Mill

The Old Mill on Nantucket is open to tours, providing the opportunity to see the inner workings of a windmill. The 280-year-old windmill is sure to fascinate both kids and adults.

Categories: Historical Museums

50 Prospect St., Nantucket ~

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 ~

Arts Barnstable

Arts Barnstable.com 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 ~

Highland Light

Highland Light is the oldest lighthouse on the Cape, built in 1797 in an effort to reduce the large number of shipwrecks. It was the first lighthouse in the nation to include a flashing light.

Categories: Historical Museums

27 Highland Light Rd., Truro ~

The Bowersock Gallery

The Bowersock Gallery was established in 2004 as a venue to encourage and explore a deeper interest and enjoyment for contemporary, modern, abstract and classical works of art. We are dedicated to being one of the foremost art galleries in New England. Currently representing thirty established New England artists as well as emerging new artists,... show more

Categories: Art Galleries

373 Commercial Street, Provincetown ~ (508) 487-4994 ~

Heritage Museums & Gardens

Set on 100 stunning acres of gardens, nature trails, and open spaces, Heritage Museums & Gardens is the only place where you can browse through rare works of art, fly through the trees on a zip line, and see iconic antique automobiles all in one day. Explore Hidden Hollow™, an interactive outdoor discovery area for kids of all ages. Take a ride on... show more

Categories: Natural History Museums

67 Grove Street, Sandwich ~ (508) 888-3300 ~

HandCraft House

Offering a distinctive collection of functional and decorative art for the home and garden since 1986. The HandCraft House Gallery features the watercolor paintings of gallery owner Eileen Smith, and the hand made creations of America's leading craft artisans. You'll find jewelry including a wide variety of earrings, necklaces and pins;... show more

Categories: Art & Crafts

3966 Route 6A, Brewster ~ (508) 240-1412 ~

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 ~

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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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