Cape Cod Maritime Museum

Barnstable Town

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Museum honors seafaring history with colonial-era artifacts, historical exhibits, and a 28-foot boat for kids to climb on

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Cape Cod Maritime Museum

Nestled beside the Hyannis waterfront, Cape Cod Maritime Museum preserves five centuries of the region's seafaring history. Its primary exhibit, Making Waves: Maritime Ventures on Cape Cod, comprises 400 years of artifacts, ranging from a mariner's chart to fishing tools used by the Wampanoag people. In addition to authentic pieces of history, the museum helpfully recreates other aspects of the past with model ships and a 28-foot boat that kids can climb on.

Besides its main exhibit, Cape Cod Maritime Museum hosts rotating exhibits on subjects such as how rum-runners bypassed Prohibition and which vessels whales like to use as back-scratchers. The museum also welcomes adults and youngsters alike to year-round, hands-on events and programs that focus on maritime skills such as building a traditional wooden rowing skiff.

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Rokmann November 27, 2016
"Saw One of the Volunteers Building a Boat"
This is a small museum. It is OK. The most interesting thing was the volunteer who was building a small wooden boat. When we got there he was done for the day, but he told us about his current project, which was mostly done, and then he took us out to a shed on the property where ther... Read More
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MALsVETTE October 20, 2016
"New England seafarers"
a Must See spot for understanding the fishing industry off the lower Cape. Staff is Very knowledgeable and friendly. Displays are first rate.
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stephen t September 28, 2016
"Great presentation of locan maritime history"
We discovered by accident the Cape Cod Maritime Museum and decided to stop for a visit. WOW, we were not disappointed. Nice display of nautical art and scrimshaw which is the engraving images on ivory, whale teeth and bones. Discounts for seniors and military. Ask about the combo ticke... Read More
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    Barnstable Town

    135 South St

    Hyannis, MA 02601

    +15087751706

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