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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 ~

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 ~

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 ~

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 ~

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 ~

 

Expedition Whydah

Learn about the history of the Whydah Pirate Ship, the only verified pirate shipwreck ever discovered. The ship wrecked off Wellfleet in 1717, taking with her the treasures of fifty plundered ships.

Open April 15 to October 31

Admission:
- Adults $10
- Seniors & Children 12 and under $8
- Under 6 Free

Categories: Historical Museums

16 Macmillan Wharf, Provincetown ~ (508) 487-8899 ~

 

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 ~

 

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 ~

 

Chatham Railroad Museum

The Chatham Railroad Museum is contained in the beautifully restored 1887 railroad depot that served Chatham residents and visitors for many years. Featuring an architectural style called Railroad Gothic, the depot contains hundreds of exhibits and the New York Central model locomotives in use at the 1939 New York World’s Fair. The Museum is child... show more

Categories: Historical Museums

549 Main Street, Chatham ~ (508) 945-5100 ~

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