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Daytrip to Sandwich

By Mary Moran Photography by P. L. O’Connell When visiting the Cape, no matter what season, the town of Sandwich has something to offer for a day of fun that will excite the entire family. From the beaches to the museums, there are plenty of activities and learning experiences to explore in Sandwich. However, if…

Cape Cod: Spohr Gardens

Sights of Cape Cod: Spohr Gardens These privately owned gardens on Cape Cod’s Oyster Pond are a tranquil setting for an afternoon stroll or a lovely venue for an intimate wedding. Spring bursts in to bloom here with Daffodil Days and the gardens are in perpetual bloom for the rest of the year. Be sure…

Birding the Cape

Fall is prime time for birdwatching in Falmouth. Salt marshes such as those in Sippewisset offer great viewing opportunities for birds such as egrets and great blue herons. The Cape is renowned for its open spaces and beautiful beaches and remains a prime destination for vacationers and weekend tourists. In addition the Cape is known…

Martha’s Vineyard Sightseeing Busses

One of the most frequent day trips that our Palmer House guests take is a ferry ride to Martha’s Vineyard. For your convenience, we sell the tickets at the inn. After disembarking the ferry we recommend taking the tour bus to get an over view the island.   The sightseeing busses on the Vineyard run…

Cape Cod Sailing Adventure Charters on “Bounder”

Falmouth’s own Bob Barker and his beautiful 26′ sloop “Bounder” will be available for carter starting in May. Their sailing season will continue sailing into October this year.  He will offer full day, half day, sunset, and overnight cruises. Bob is a professional captain/master mariner with over 40 years experience. We have had a number…

Falmouth’s Ben & Bill’s Chocolate Emporium

No trip to the Cape is complete with out a visit to Ben & Bill’s. The shop is located on Main Street on the corner of Walker Street. Their homemade ice cream comes in 30 flavors and there are 12 flavors of gelato. The cool green awning and inviting sidewalk tables and chairs welcome you…

Falmouth’s Museums on the Green

Our museums  are just a few steps from our inn’s front door. www.museumsonthegreen.org They overlook the picturesque Village Green which was designed in 1749 and was originally used as common land for grazing. Members of the Colonial militia practiced on the green before going to serve in the American Revolutionary War. The stately homes built…

Katherine Lee Bates

Before she was 12 the “America the Beautiful” author, Katherine Lee Bates, wrote her last will and testament.   Deeply affected by the death of her father shortly after her birth, She believed in leaving nothing to chance. She bequeathed all her worldly possessions, including her dolls and toys,to a close friend with the hope that she…