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Cape Cod Museum Trail – Sandwich Glass Museum

By Mary Moran Photos by Pat O’Connell The Sandwich Glass Museum, located in Cape Cod’s oldest town, showcases, Sandwich’s rich history. The museum focuses primarily on the glass industry and the major impact it had on Cape Cod and its residents. The museum is home to numerous period-piece glass exhibits and it is ever-changing. Special…

Cape Cod Museum Trail – 1736 Josiah Dennis Manse Museum

Cape Cod Museum Trail: 1736 Josiah Dennis Manse Museum By Chelsea Corson Reverend Josiah Dennis, was the first minister of the Congregational Church of the East Precinct in Yarmouth, Massachusetts. Dennis was hired in 1727 and served for 36 years while calling, the manse his home. The town of Dennis was named in the Reverend’s…

Cape Cod Museum Trail – Highfield Hall and Gardens

By Chelsea Colson | Photos by Pat O’Connell One of Falmouth’s most treasured historical sites, Highfield Hall and Gardens is  one of Cape Cod’s most visited sites. The Hall and Gardens is a center of cultural and community life in Falmouth. Highfield has welcomed over 125,000 visitors since opening in 2006 after 5 years of…

Cotuit Center for the Arts

Cape Cod Museum Trail: Cotuit Center for the Arts By Chelsea Colson | Photos by Pat O’Connell An often overlooked Cotuit gem on the Cape Cod Museum Trail is the Cotuit Center for the Arts (CCA), provides a variety of entertainment spanning from an art gallery, theatre, music performances, and a variety of events. The…

Cape Cod Craftsmen Saltwater Woodworks

 Cape Cod Craftsmen: Saltwater Woodworks By Chelsea Corson | Photos by Pat O’Connell Saltwater Woodworks’ mission statement is: “To provide the highest quality handcrafted products that will exceed your expectations.” Their field of expertise includes fine cabinetry, window framing, flooring, furniture and artwork inspired by reclaimed wood. They also do built-ins and heirloom repairs. The craftsmanship…

Whydah Pirate Museum

Whydah Pirate Museum By Patricia L. O’Connell The Whydah Pirate Museum is located in West Yarmouth, on Cape Cod. The museum is about an hour’s drive from the Palmer House Inn and is a new, fully interactive Pirate Museum filled with real pirate artifacts and treasure from the pirate Samuel “Black Sam” Bellamy’s flagship the…

Cape Cod’s Hyannis Harbor Lighthouse

Hyannis Harbor Light By Mary Moran Hyannis, a village in the town of Barnstable and the highest populated area on Cape Cod, was once a busy and successful port for both fishing and trade in the 1800’s. It is located in what is called the Mid Cape area. With maritime traffic increasing, the need for a navigational…

Cape Cod’s Bass River Light

Bass River Light By Mary Moran Bass River light, also known as the West Dennis Light, is located on the eastern side of Bass River in the Cape Cod town of Dennis. Dennis sits next to the waters of Nantucket Sound. Dennis became a prosperous fishing town in the 19th century. At that time there was…