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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 ~

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 ~

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 ~

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 ~

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 ~

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 ~

 

JFK Memorial Park

The JFK Memorial Park was built to commemorate the 35th president, who spent summers in Hyannisport. The park is home to beautiful gardens and sweeping views of Lewis Bay.

Categories: Historical Museums

Ocean St., Hyannis ~

 

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 ~

 

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 ~

 

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 ~

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