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

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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 ~

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 ~

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 ~

 

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 ~

 

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 ~

 

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 ~

 

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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