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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 ~

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 ~

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 ~

 

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 ~

 

The Sturgis Library

Constructed in 1644 for the Reverend John Lothrop, founder of Barnstable, the house which forms the original part of the Sturgis Library is the oldest library building in the United States. The building is also one of the oldest houses remaining on Cape Cod. Since Reverend Lothrop used the front room of the house for public worship, another... show more

Categories: Historical Museums

3090 Main Street, Barnstable ~ (508) 362-6636 ~

 

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 ~

 

Coast Guard Heritage Museum

The Museum features items and information covering the history of the Life Saving Service as it existed on Cape Cod, including stations, equipment, and stories.

Categories: Historical Museums

3353 Main Street  , Barnstable ~ 508-362-8521 ~

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