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

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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 ~

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 ~

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 ~

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 ~

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 ~

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 ~

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 ~

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 ~ (508) 747-5360 ~

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 ~

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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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