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

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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 ~

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 ~

The Left Bank Gallery

Established in 1971, Left Bank Gallery at 25 Commercial Street, Wellfleet, is spacious, unconfined, and tactile. A continuously rotating collection of paintings - from lyrical abstract to "plein air" realism, all with the power of engaging the viewer - are punctuated by lofty, gestural mobiles. Stroll through the gallery and enter the Potters... show more

Categories: Art Galleries

3 West Main St, Wellfleet ~ (508) 349-7939 ~

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 ~

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 ~

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 ~

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 ~

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 ~

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 ~

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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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