Attractions

Cape Cod Vacation Guide RequestFalmouth and Cape Cod Attractions

Falmouth, Cape Cod is home to many historical site and attractions from wineries to historic sites to oceanography, there is something to pique your interest. Spend the day seeing the sights then spend a restful night at our bed and breakfast.

Barnstable County Fair 

The Barnstable County Agricultural Society holds a county fair, consisting primarily of livestock and handicraft exhibits, each year in July.

Wine Grapes on the CapeCape Cod Winery, Inc

Open for wine tasting and sales – check website for hours of operation.  They have planted 6 varieties of wine grapes that grow well on Cape Cod; Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Pinot Grigio, Seyval and Vidal. We produce 2000 cases of wine annually and they won a Bronze medal for our Nobska Red wine in the International Eastern Wine Competition.

Falmouth Museums on the Green 

Explore Falmouth’s past at Museums On The Green.  Stroll through Colonial gardens.  Tour two 18th-century houses with period furnishings.  Step into an early 1800’s doctor’s office.  View exhibits on whaling and maritime history.  Imagine cooking in a colonial kitchen.

Heritage Museums & Gardens 

Heritage Museum Gardens
Heritage Museum Gardens

Serving over 100,000 visitors annually from around the world. The American History Museum now houses the Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame and a small gallery displays selected military miniatures and antique firearms within the building. The Dan’l Webster Inn Cafe is now located on the grounds and each building has a retail shop. Other additions to the grounds include a Labyrinth and Sculpture garden.

JFK Museum entranceJohn F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum 

The Museum is a multimedia exhibit designed to open a window on the days JFK spent on Cape Cod; days relaxing with family, days playing football with PT109 buddies, days spent sailing on the ocean to which he was so constantly drawn.  The exhibit features over 80 photographs spanning the years 1934 to 1963 and is arranged in thematic groupings to reflect John F. Kennedy, his family, his friends and the Cape Cod he so dearly loved. In addition to photography, a video narrated by Walter Cronkite depicts the president’s experiences on the Cape. Several themed areas include charged oral histories of JFK’s friends.

Katharine Lee Bates Birthplace  

Katherine Lee Bates statue, Falmouth, Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Katherine Lee Bates statue, Falmouth, MA.

16 Main Street, Falmouth Village Green.  Homestead of author of “America The Beautiful”.  Her former home is not open to the public; please visit the website above for information on her life and works. This house is just a few steps from the bed and breakfast. Katherine Lee Bates notes from the Innkeeper’s Diary.

Liam Maguire's Pub exterior Falmouth, Cape CodLiam Maguire’s Irish Pub & Restaurant

What an Irish Pub should be. Traditional and contemporary cuisine. Traditional music by Liam himself with Danny Quinn as guest. Traditional big band swing by 12 member Stage Door Canteen. Check the St. Patrick’s Day countdown clock. There’s always something happening at Liam’s.

National Marine Fisheries Aquarium 

Woods Hole Aquarium
Woods Hole Aquarium

The oldest research aquarium in the country, Visitors can get behind the scenes and see how an aquarium works. “Touch” tanks are filled with starfish, crabs, lobsters and tautogs.

National Marine Life Center, Inc. 

For rehabilitation and release of stranded whales, dolphins, seals and sea turtles, and advancement of scientific knowledge and education in marine wildlife health and conservation.

Nobska Lighthouse

Nobska Lighthouse
Nobska Lighthouse

One of the most photographed lighthouses in America, Nobska Lighthouse, in Falmouth’s Village of Woods Hole, is located on Cape Cod’s southwestern coast overlooking the island of Martha’s Vineyard.

More Cape Cod lighthouses.

Plimouth at Plymouth, Massachusetts, USAPlimoth Plantation in Plymouth, Massachusetts  

Our staff of talented historians are always hard at work learning, growing and expanding the body of research in their fields of expertise. We invite you to browse through the articles they have written on a broad range of topics. More research is being done all the time, so please keep checking back to view new articles as they are written.

Salt Pond Areas Bird Sanctuaries, Inc 

Salt Pond Areas Bird Sanctuaries, Inc. is a non-profit privately administered corporation dedicated to conserving the natural resources of The Town of Falmouth, Massachusetts.  The challenge for Salt Pond is to preserve, protect the beautiful land within the Town of Falmouth, on Cape Cod.

Flowers at Sphor GardensSpohr Gardens Trust

Take a leisurely walk in this beautiful 6 acre garden located on Oyster Pond in Falmouth on Cape Cod. This magnificent site is open to visitors in early spring when thousands of daffodils explode into color with their awakening, soon followed by blooming rhododendrons and daylilies. Video of Spohr Gardens. Notes from the Innkeeper’s Diary on Spohr Gardens.

Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

WBNERR is located on the south shore of Cape Cod, Massachusetts in the towns of Falmouth and Mashpee. It encompasses some 3,000 acres of open waters, barrier beaches, marshlands and uplands.

Woods Hole Film Festival

Held annually for a week beginning on the last weekend of July and is the oldest independent film festival on Cape Cod and the Islands.

Woods Hole Historical Museum 

Bradley House contains two galleries with exhibits that generally change each year. The third gallery contains a permanent scale model of Woods Hole, circa 1895. The Archives (Woods Hole Historical Collection) are also in Bradley House.  As well as much more…

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

Located in Woods Hole village, the Information Office is open to the public and serves as a resource for individuals looking for general information about the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, its ongoing research, and oceanography in general. Our staff answers basic questions and, wherever possible, directs people to other resources both within the Institution and in other organizations or agencies. There a of a number of free public lectures and films available to the public.