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Sightseeing and Museums

The Islands
One of our two wonderful islands to visit while on Cape Cod. Ferry boats 1 -1.5 miles away, walk if you can to avoid parking fees. A wonderful day trip!
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Nantucket Island
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One of our two wonderful islands to visit while on Cape Cod. Ferry boats 1 -1.5 miles away, walk if you can to avoid parking fees. A wonderful day trip!
A beautiful Island to explore by walking, bike or public transportation. Great beaches, restaurants, and shops to explore. Ferry leaves from close-by Hyannis docks. You can also get a faster, cheaper Ferry from Woods Hole - though it is a 45 min+ drive depending on traffic and you'll have to pay for parking. Woods Hole is a quaint area to check out too known for its marine studies and exploration, there is a small aquarium there as well.
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Martha's Vineyard
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A beautiful Island to explore by walking, bike or public transportation. Great beaches, restaurants, and shops to explore. Ferry leaves from close-by Hyannis docks. You can also get a faster, cheaper Ferry from Woods Hole - though it is a 45 min+ drive depending on traffic and you'll have to pay for parking. Woods Hole is a quaint area to check out too known for its marine studies and exploration, there is a small aquarium there as well.
Sightseeing
Serene memorial overlooking Lewis Bay featuring a small pool & fountain, plus landscaped gardens. 10 minute walk from your rental, next to Veterans beach that has a playground and shaded picnic table area.
John F. Kennedy Memorial
480 Ocean St
Serene memorial overlooking Lewis Bay featuring a small pool & fountain, plus landscaped gardens. 10 minute walk from your rental, next to Veterans beach that has a playground and shaded picnic table area.
The Kennedy Compound consists of three houses on six acres of waterfront property on Cape Cod along Nantucket Sound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, United States. Unfortunately, the compound is best viewed from the sea, which is possibly by some Hy-land ferry tours, but visitors often love to drive-by and see the lovely town of Hyannisport.
Joseph P. Kennedy House
151 Irving Ave
The Kennedy Compound consists of three houses on six acres of waterfront property on Cape Cod along Nantucket Sound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, United States. Unfortunately, the compound is best viewed from the sea, which is possibly by some Hy-land ferry tours, but visitors often love to drive-by and see the lovely town of Hyannisport.
Scargo Tower is a 30-foot-tall cobblestone tower located atop Scargo Hill in Dennis. This tower and hilltop were given to the town of Dennis in 1929 as a memorial to Charles Tobey (1831–1888) and Francis Bassett Tobey (1833–1913). Loyal sons of the village of Dennis where their Tobey ancestors settled in 1678 Climb up the tower for a beautiful ocean view. People typically spend about 30 minutes exploring there. A nice children's book that talks about the legend of the tower: Princess Scargo and the Birthday Pumpkin by Eric Metaxas + Geena Davis.
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Scargo Tower
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Scargo Tower is a 30-foot-tall cobblestone tower located atop Scargo Hill in Dennis. This tower and hilltop were given to the town of Dennis in 1929 as a memorial to Charles Tobey (1831–1888) and Francis Bassett Tobey (1833–1913). Loyal sons of the village of Dennis where their Tobey ancestors settled in 1678 Climb up the tower for a beautiful ocean view. People typically spend about 30 minutes exploring there. A nice children's book that talks about the legend of the tower: Princess Scargo and the Birthday Pumpkin by Eric Metaxas + Geena Davis.
Chatham Lighthouse, known as Twin Lights prior to 1923, is a lighthouse in Chatham, Massachusetts. The station was established in 1808; it was the second light station on Cape Cod.
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Chatham Lighthouse
37 Main Street
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Chatham Lighthouse, known as Twin Lights prior to 1923, is a lighthouse in Chatham, Massachusetts. The station was established in 1808; it was the second light station on Cape Cod.
The oldest and tallest lighthouse on Cape Cod. The Highland Light (previously known as Cape Cod Light) is an active lighthouse on the Cape Cod National Seashore in North Truro, Massachusetts. The current tower was erected in 1857, replacing two earlier towers that had been built in 1797 and 1831.
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Highland Light
27 Highland Light Road
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The oldest and tallest lighthouse on Cape Cod. The Highland Light (previously known as Cape Cod Light) is an active lighthouse on the Cape Cod National Seashore in North Truro, Massachusetts. The current tower was erected in 1857, replacing two earlier towers that had been built in 1797 and 1831.
Old whaling ship sea captain house in a beautiful area overlooking Nauset Harbor marshes and tributaries in Orleans and Eastham. The Red Maple Swamp walk trail is a short but lovely one.
Captain Penniman House
70 Fort Hill Rd
Old whaling ship sea captain house in a beautiful area overlooking Nauset Harbor marshes and tributaries in Orleans and Eastham. The Red Maple Swamp walk trail is a short but lovely one.
The Three Sisters of Nauset are a trio of historic lighthouses off Cable Road in Eastham. The original three brick towers fell into the sea due to erosion in 1890 and were replaced with wooden towers on brick foundations in 1892.
Three Sisters Lighthouses
The Three Sisters of Nauset are a trio of historic lighthouses off Cable Road in Eastham. The original three brick towers fell into the sea due to erosion in 1890 and were replaced with wooden towers on brick foundations in 1892.
Nauset Light, officially Nauset Beach Light, is a restored lighthouse on the Cape Cod National Seashore. It was erected in 1923 using the 1877 tower that was moved here from the Chatham Light. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Nauset Lighthouse
120 Nauset Light Beach Rd
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Nauset Light, officially Nauset Beach Light, is a restored lighthouse on the Cape Cod National Seashore. It was erected in 1923 using the 1877 tower that was moved here from the Chatham Light. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Marconi Wireless Station Site in South Wellfleet, Massachusetts is the site of the first transatlantic wireless communication between the United States and Europe, on January 18, 1903. Great views, restrooms, and picnic area.
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Marconi Wireless Station
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The Marconi Wireless Station Site in South Wellfleet, Massachusetts is the site of the first transatlantic wireless communication between the United States and Europe, on January 18, 1903. Great views, restrooms, and picnic area.
The Peter Kugel House, also known as the Kugel-Gips House, is a historic house at 188 Way 626, Wellfleet, Massachusetts, in Cape Cod National Seashore. It is one of a modest number of surviving houses in Wellfleet that combine elements of Modern architecture with traditional Cape Cod architecture.
Kugel/Gips House
188 Way 626
The Peter Kugel House, also known as the Kugel-Gips House, is a historic house at 188 Way 626, Wellfleet, Massachusetts, in Cape Cod National Seashore. It is one of a modest number of surviving houses in Wellfleet that combine elements of Modern architecture with traditional Cape Cod architecture.
The Pilgrim Monument in Provincetown was built between 1907 and 1910 to commemorate the first landfall of the Pilgrims in 1620 and the signing of the Mayflower Compact in Provincetown Harbor. Climb 116 stairs (a gentle climb) to amazing views at the top! The Provincetown Museum is at its base.
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Pilgrim Monument
1 High Pole Hill Road
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The Pilgrim Monument in Provincetown was built between 1907 and 1910 to commemorate the first landfall of the Pilgrims in 1620 and the signing of the Mayflower Compact in Provincetown Harbor. Climb 116 stairs (a gentle climb) to amazing views at the top! The Provincetown Museum is at its base.
Race Point Light is a historic lighthouse on Cape Cod, in Provincetown. It is on the National Register of Historic Places. The original tower, first illuminated in 1816, was replaced in 1876 with the current 45-foot tall iron-plated tower and a new keeper's dwelling.
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Race Point Lighthouse
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Race Point Light is a historic lighthouse on Cape Cod, in Provincetown. It is on the National Register of Historic Places. The original tower, first illuminated in 1816, was replaced in 1876 with the current 45-foot tall iron-plated tower and a new keeper's dwelling.
Long Point Light Station is a historic lighthouse at the northeast tip of Long Point in Provincetown, Massachusetts. As a navigational aid, it marks the southwest edge of the entrance to Provincetown Harbor. The United States Coast Guard Light List describes it simply as a "white square tower".
Long Point Light Station
Long Point Light Station is a historic lighthouse at the northeast tip of Long Point in Provincetown, Massachusetts. As a navigational aid, it marks the southwest edge of the entrance to Provincetown Harbor. The United States Coast Guard Light List describes it simply as a "white square tower".
Museums
Cape Cod Maritime Museum focuses on Cape Cod's maritime history, boat building, yachting, and nautical art.
Cape Cod Maritime Museum
135 South St
Cape Cod Maritime Museum focuses on Cape Cod's maritime history, boat building, yachting, and nautical art.
The museum includes photographs, archival films, artifacts, text panels, and oral histories of John F. Kennedy and his family.
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John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum
397 Main Street
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The museum includes photographs, archival films, artifacts, text panels, and oral histories of John F. Kennedy and his family.
Interactive museum featuring displaying artifacts recovered from an 18th-century vessel used for piracy & the slave trade. You can interact with the worlds only authenticated pirate treasure, discovered in 1984 off the coast of Wellfleet. Check out Groupon for discounted tickets.
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Whydah Pirate Museum
674 MA-28
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Interactive museum featuring displaying artifacts recovered from an 18th-century vessel used for piracy & the slave trade. You can interact with the worlds only authenticated pirate treasure, discovered in 1984 off the coast of Wellfleet. Check out Groupon for discounted tickets.
The Edward Gorey House, also known as the Elephant House, is the home on Cape Cod in which Edward Gorey—author, illustrator, puppeteer, and playwright—lived and worked from 1986 until his death in 2000. The house currently serves as a museum celebrating Gorey's life and work
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Edward Gorey House
8 Strawberry Lane
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The Edward Gorey House, also known as the Elephant House, is the home on Cape Cod in which Edward Gorey—author, illustrator, puppeteer, and playwright—lived and worked from 1986 until his death in 2000. The house currently serves as a museum celebrating Gorey's life and work
Founded by artists in 1981, CCMoA is the home of Cape Cod Art.
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Cape Cod Museum of Art
60 Hope Lane
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Founded by artists in 1981, CCMoA is the home of Cape Cod Art.
The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History integrates the three strands of its organizational identity - as museum of natural history, nature education center, and steward of conservation land. Great hiking trails behind and across the street from the museum.
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Cape Cod Museum Of Natural History
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The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History integrates the three strands of its organizational identity - as museum of natural history, nature education center, and steward of conservation land. Great hiking trails behind and across the street from the museum.
Cozy local museum featuring exhibits focused on the region's cultural & maritime history.
Provincetown Museum
1 High Pole Hill Rd
Cozy local museum featuring exhibits focused on the region's cultural & maritime history.
More than 20 interactive play-&-learn exhibits designed for 6-month-olds to around 5 or 6 years old. Good for a rainy day with the kids.
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Cape Cod Children's Museum
577 Great Neck Road South
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More than 20 interactive play-&-learn exhibits designed for 6-month-olds to around 5 or 6 years old. Good for a rainy day with the kids.
A wonderful place to explore with endless flowers and learning opportunities. Great for kids. Has an antique working carousel and interactive children's area with a treehouse and water, sand, and musical instrument play stations. Cafe on the grounds.
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Heritage Museums & Gardens
67 Grove Street
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A wonderful place to explore with endless flowers and learning opportunities. Great for kids. Has an antique working carousel and interactive children's area with a treehouse and water, sand, and musical instrument play stations. Cafe on the grounds.
A cultural center in the town of Mashpee. The town of Mashpee is the location of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, one of the two federally recognized representative bodies of the Wampanoag people. The museum was established in 1997. Since 1999 the site has been listed under the National Register of Historic Places. Small but lots of information.
Mashpee Wampanoag Indian Museum
414 Main Street
A cultural center in the town of Mashpee. The town of Mashpee is the location of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, one of the two federally recognized representative bodies of the Wampanoag people. The museum was established in 1997. Since 1999 the site has been listed under the National Register of Historic Places. Small but lots of information.
Excellent museum! Highly recommend,
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Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street
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Excellent museum! Highly recommend,
Not on Cape Cod but not too far away. A step by into time. Plimoth Plantation is a living history museum founded in 1947. It attempts to replicate the original settlement of the Plymouth Colony established in the 17th century by the English colonists who became known as the Pilgrims.
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Plimoth Plantation
137 Warren Avenue
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Not on Cape Cod but not too far away. A step by into time. Plimoth Plantation is a living history museum founded in 1947. It attempts to replicate the original settlement of the Plymouth Colony established in the 17th century by the English colonists who became known as the Pilgrims.