Cape Cod Historic Places, Travel, Kings Highway Museums
Air service reaches Boston from other major hubs and cities. Rental cars are available at the airport. From Boston take Route 93 to Route 3 and after 60 miles, cross the Cape Cod Canal. Continue on Route 6 for all locations on Cape Cod or go to Route 6A for the slower scenic route through the villages. Routes 6 and 6A join in Orleans and go to the tip of Cape Cod.
Several small
commuter airlines serve Hyannis Airport and Provincetown Airport on Cape Cod from Boston, Providence, and New Bedford.   Cape Air, US Airways Express, and Linear Air (Hanscom Field Bedford Ma)
Bus service is available from Boston and from Logan Airport. Plymouth and Brockton, Logan Direct serves Hyannis
Bonanza Bus Lines serves Bourne, Falmouth, and the Wood's Hole ferry from Logan Airport
Passenger Boats  leave daily from Boston to the tip of Cape Cod (May -September)   at Provincetown.
Bicycles can go aboard.
A fast cat boat and a slower conventional passenger boat make trips from Boston. Bicycles permitted
A
passenger boat makes a daily run from Plymouth, MA to Provincetown.

Upper Cape: Along the Cape Cod Canal, the towns of Bourne and Sandwich define the northern limit of the upper Cape  
Mid Cape includes Barnstable, Yarmouth and Dennis. The mid Cap is where you will find Hyannis Airport
Lower Cape includes Brewster, Harwich , and Chatham.
Outer Cape starts in Orleans and includes Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro, and Provincetown.
Back To Plymouth:
You could end your history vacation with a return to
Plymouth where today the antique colonial homes of the Mayflower's passengers crowd Plymouth's narrow streets within sight of the famous rock, the place where the Longfellow legend states that John Alden first stepped on Plymouth soil.
Cape Cod History, Kings Highway Museums
Kings Highway Museums
From Sandwich you can head south on the Old Kings Highway, a historic road that carried Henry David Thoreau in 1849 on his way to Provincetown. Along the thirty or so miles south to Brewster you will find antique galleries, the 1685 Benjamin Nye Homestead, the New England Fire and History Museum, and the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History.

Old Kings Highway Camping, Biking:
The Old Kings Highway goes south from Sandwich to Brewster.  At Brewster find Nickerson State Park and the Cape Cod Rail Trail for biking.  Camping and parking are available in the park.  The Brewster section of the Old Kings Highway is noted for its antique shops and an antique windmill.
Cape Cod Historic Places includes travel on the Old Kings Highway to visit Museums.   Cape Cod Historic Museums start in Sandwich,  Cape Cod and continue south in small villages on the historic highway.
Before heading south on the Old Kings Highway, go a few miles east of the Heritage Museum and Gardens,
Nearby, find the village of Bourne where you can step back before colonial times with a visit to the 1627 Aptucxet Trading Post Museum, site of the country’s first private commercial enterprise. Here the early settlers traded with the Native Americans using wampum, a native currency made from clam shells. The park also has a replica Dutch windmill, built as a studio for 19th Century actor and painter Joseph Jefferson.  Also nearby find  the private rail station built in 1893 for Jefferson's fishing buddy and summer resident President Grover Cleveland.
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Boston is the nearest large city to Cape Cod.
  • Flights
Air service reaches Boston from other major hubs and cities.
Cape Air, a small commuter airlines serves Hyannis Airport and Provincetown Airport on Cape Cod from Boston.  Flights are also available from Providence and New Bedford.    US Airways Express, and Linear Air (Hanscom Field Bedford Ma)
  • Auto
Rental cars are available at the airport.   From Boston take Route 93 to Route 3 south for 60 miles, cross the Cape Cod Canal. Continue on Route 6 for all locations on Cape Cod or turn east to Route 6A for the slower scenic route through the villages. Routes 6 and 6A join in Orleans and go to the tip of Cape Cod.
  • Bus service
Bus service to Cape Cod is available from Boston and from Logan Airport.  Plymouth and Brockton, Bus Service and Logan Direct serve Hyannis.  
Bonanza Bus Lines serves Bourne, Falmouth, and the Wood's Hole Ferry from Logan Airport
  • Boat
Passenger Boats  leave daily from Boston to the tip of Cape Cod (May -September)   at Provincetown. Bicycles can go aboard.
A fast cat boat and a slower conventional passenger boat make trips from Boston. Bicycles permitted
A
passenger boat makes a daily run from Plymouth, MA to Provincetown, bikes allowed on board.
Fifteen large towns and many small villages make up Cape Cod.
  • Upper Cape:
Along the Cape Cod Canal, the towns of Bourne and Sandwich define the northern limit of the upper Cape
  • Mid Cape
\Mid Cape includes Barnstable, Yarmouth, Brewster and Dennis. The mid Cap is where you will find Hyannis Airport
  • Lower Cape
Lower Cape includes Orleans, Brewster, Harwich , and Chatham.
  • Outer Cape  
Outer Cape includes Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro, and Provincetown.