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Historical Museums in Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket

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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 ~

Martha's Vineyard Museum

The Martha's Vineyard Museum campus accommodates both the Island's largest museum and the only research library dedicated to the history of the Vineyard. The objects collections of the MVM, donated or purchased over the past 80 years, includes over 30,000 items relating to all aspects of life on Martha’s Vineyard. The Martha's Vineyard Museum... show more

Categories: Historical Museums

59 School Street, Edgartown ~ (508) 627-4441 ~

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 ~

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 ~

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 ~

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 ~

 

OldWhaling Church, Daniel Fischer Hse, Vincent Hse

Martha's Vineyard Preservation Trust has acquired, preserved and managed the endangered historic landmarks of Martha’s Vineyard since 1975, restoring living institutions to their rightful place in Island life. The Martha's Vineyard Preservation Trust is a private, not-for-profit organization supported by contributions from the public and through... show more

Categories: Historical Museums

99 Main Street, Edgartown ~ (508) 627-4440 ~

 

The Sturgis Library

Constructed in 1644 for the Reverend John Lothrop, founder of Barnstable, the house which forms the original part of the Sturgis Library is the oldest library building in the United States. The building is also one of the oldest houses remaining on Cape Cod. Since Reverend Lothrop used the front room of the house for public worship, another... show more

Categories: Historical Museums

3090 Main Street, Barnstable ~ (508) 362-6636 ~

 

Tabernacle, Cottage Museum & MV Campground Assn

The value of the Martha's Vineyard Camp Meeting Association includes the carefully recorded historic connection with the religious "campmeeting" movement of the early 19th century, the unique layout of the grounds emulated by many post Civil War campmeeting sites, the original architectural form of the "Martha's Vineyard" cottages built between... show more

Categories: Historical Museums

Box 1176, Oak Bluffs ~ (508) 693-0525 ~

 

Toad Hall Classic Sports Car Collection

Toad Hall has a collection of 0ver 50 Classic Sports Cars ranging from the 50s to the 80s and a couple of newer ones tossed in. One of the largest such collections in America, especially since all but one is red. There are a dozen Lotus, half dozen Jaguars, Triumphs, MGs and Austin Healeys. Also Morgan, AC, Daimler, Jensen Healy, Sunbeam Tiger and... show more

Categories: Historical Museums

288 Scudder Avenue, Hyannis ~ (508) 778-4934 ~

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