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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…

Travel Cape Cod and See the Cape by Rail

The train travels, clickety clack, along the track at a soothing rhythm. The passing landscape includes swatches of the Cape’s unspoiled scenery such as cranberry bogs. woodlands, tranquil ponds and marshlands. Riding the rails is a unique way to see and experience the Cape. It harkens back to a bygone era when railroad transportation was king.…

Cape Cod Canal Visitor’s Center

The center is open from June 23-Oct. 24 from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM daily.Tours are held daily at 2:00 PM. The Center is maintained by the Army Corps of Engineers. The reception areas surrounding the canal include picnic areas, a herring run and two bicycle trails. Visitors can watch large vessels navigate the canal…

Glories of the Garden

On Sunday, August 22 th there will be a Family Festival at Highfield Hall from 11AM – 4PM. There will be a question & answer time with garden expert Paul Parent. Also, there will be produce and farm exhibitors and vendors. There will also be a Gadzukes! Zuccini Cook-off. The complete schedule can be found…

Ocean Quest in Woods Hole

Ocean Quest in Woods Hole is a non-profit, hands on discovery cruise where people of all ages can explore the living ocean. It is dedicated to quality marine education 1992. Participants cruise station to station aboard the Venture Inn II and enjoy the scenic beauty of Woods Hole. A Discovery Cruse introduces the major disciplines within…

Lighthouses of Cape Cod

Many of our guests are lighthouse lovers. For them, Cape Cod and the islands are a wonderful treat. There are sixteen lighthouses on the Cape, five on Martha’s Vinyard and three on Nantucket. Each has its own unique story. Falmouth’s own Nobska Light is located on a windy point in the village of Woods Hole.…

Shining Sea Bikeway

Need a little activity on your Cape Cod holiday? The Palmer House Inn is right next to the Shining Sea Bikeway. Guests may borrow one of the bicycles from the Inn (first come basis). This winding bike path takes you passed beaches, ponds and marshes. One of my favorite trips is to ride to Woods Hole…