The Cape and Islands are known for their glorious beaches and scenic beauty, but they also teem with history. Rich history spans the Cape from Provincetown, where the Pilgrims first landed before settling in Plymouth, to Wellfleet’s Marconi station, where the first transatlantic wireless transmission was made, to Hyannis and Bourne, where two of our presidents resided.
A number of historical homes on the Cape and Islands are open for tourists. The oldest home on the Cape, built in the oldest town on the Cape, is the Hoxie House (c.1675) in Sandwich. The Jared Coffin house (1686) is the only surviving structure from the Nantucket’s 17th century English settlement. A walk through both of these homes will transport one back in history as they experience the lifestyle and culture of the original 17th-century settlers.
A number of antique homes are available to rent, including spacious sea captain’s homes and charming farmhouses. Vacationing in one of these homes will provide you with old-fashioned flair and glimpses of yester-year!
1) Vintage charmer in historic Bass River near ocean beaches