May 2012 – April 2013
Cape Cod Maritime Days: Highland Lighthouse tours
Climb 69 steps to the top of the lighthouse and view a video depicting the history, moving and re-lighting of Highland Light. Children must be 48 inches tall to climb stairs.
Cost: $4 admission
Information: 508-487-1121, www.CapeCodLight.org
Cape Cod Maritime Days: Mariner’s Day Lighthouse Tours at Race Point Lighthouse
The Cape Cod Chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation is offering free tours of the Race Point Keeper’s House, Lighthouse and Whistle House. The Keeper’s House was restored to its’ original 1950’s-era beauty. Views from the top of the restored lighthouse are spectacular, and shouldn’t be missed!
Meet at the lower level of the Race Point Beach parking lot. The American Lighthouse Foundation will provide complimentary roundtrip transportation over a stunning two miles of sand to the lighthouse. Light refreshments will be provided at the Keeper’s House. The Race Point Lighthouse Gift Shop will also be open, offering a unique selection of Race Point Lighthouse memorabilia for sale.
Cost: Free (donations accepted)
Information: 508-487-9930, www.racepointlighthouse.net
Strange spirits haunt the town of Falmouth, and those that visit will be treated to interactions all throughout the 1790 Dr. Francis Wicks House as this mildly scary haunted experience comes to life. Recommended for families with children age 6 and higher.
The Falmouth Bed and Breakfast Association invites you to visit our inns that will be decorated for the Christmas season. The Village properties that will be participating in the open house tour include The Palmer House Inn.
Several of the inns in Woods Hole and Falmouth Heights, will also be open for viewing. Tickets are $10.00 per person and can be purchased at the Falmouth Chamber of commerce or at any of the participating inns. Refreshments will be served. All proceeds will go to the Falmouth Military Support Group which provides support to our area’s service members serving abroad and also when they return home. The group also provides support for Falmouth’s military families and friends.
Enjoy the holiday spirit in Edgartown, on Martha’s Vineyard. From shopping, to a parade, to Christmas cookies let this quaint New England town help you get in the mood for the holidays. Christmas in Edgartown.
Stay at the Palmer House Inn, enjoy the ferry ride to Martha’s Vineyard, and see more of the holidays on the Cape.
The Falmouth Museums on the Green, Lecture Series:
Displays of model boats built by enthusiasts from all over New England and beyond. Displays include historical representations, whimsical feats of imagineering, racing boats, tug boats, war boats, pleasure boats, working boats and more.
There are races of remote controlled sailboats in Eel Pond, which is connected to the ocean by a drawbridge. There are presentations by people doing interesting things with models and other boats.
We wrote about the Model Boat Show in our Innkeeper’s Diary.
Go to www.woodsholemuseum.org/woodspages/show.html for the latest information from the event organizer.