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

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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 ~

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 ~ (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 ~

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 ~

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 ~

 

John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum

A visit to the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum will provide you with a glimpse of what Cape Cod meant to our 35th president. Video and photo displays show John Kennedy and his family relaxing, playing football at the Kennedy Compound, and sailing on the ocean to which he was so drawn. The exhibit features over 80 photographs spanning the years... show more

Categories: Historical Museums

397 Main St, Hyannis ~ (508) 790-3077 ~

 

Highland House Museum

The Highland House Museum occupies one of Truro's best known landmarks, the 1907 Highland House Hotel. Exhibits provide fascinating insight into the lives of the people of Truro dating back to early European settlers and the Native Americans that preceded them.

Categories: Historical Museums

Highland Light Road, North Truro ~ (508) 487-3397 ~

 

Thornton Burgess Museum

The Museum features a variety of memorabilia relating to the life and times of Thornton Burgess - the famed children's author, naturalist and native son of Sandwich.

Categories: Historical Museums

4 Water Street, Sandwich ~ 508.888.6870 ~

 

Marconi Station

Although the towers are no longer standing, it was at this site in 1903 that the first transatlantic wireless communication took place.

Categories: Historical Museums

Marconi Station Rd, Wellfleet ~

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