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

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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 ~

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 ~

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 ~

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 ~

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 ~

 

Tabernacle, Cottage Museum & MV Campground Assn

The value of the Martha's Vineyard Camp Meeting Association includes the carefully recorded historic connection with the religious "campmeeting" movement of the early 19th century, the unique layout of the grounds emulated by many post Civil War campmeeting sites, the original architectural form of the "Martha's Vineyard" cottages built between... show more

Categories: Historical Museums

Box 1176, Oak Bluffs ~ (508) 693-0525 ~

 

Hadwen House & the Oldest House & Historic Garden

Located at 96 Main Street, The Hadwen House is a Greek Revival mansion built in 1845 by whaling merchant and silver retailer William Hadwen. Hadwen purchased the property on the corner of Pleasant and Main in 1844, and commissioned local builder Frederick Brown Coleman to construct the two-and-a-half storied clapboard house with a five-bayed... show more

Categories: Historical Museums

96 Main Street, Nantucket ~ (508) 228-1894 ~

 

Plimoth Plantation

Plimoth Plantation offers powerful personal encounters with history built on thorough research about the Wampanoag People and the Colonial English community in the 1600s. The guest experience is at the heart of our work. Plimoth’s unique and evocative setting, professional staff and compelling approach to history in an immersive environment... show more

Categories: Historical Museums

137 Warren Avenue, Plymouth ~ (508) 746-1622 ~

 

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 ~

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