Cape Cod's Museum at sandwich Glass, a village settled by the sons and daughters of the 1620 Pilgrims from England. The upper Cape became renown for its glass making and the Sandwich Glass works, now a museum open to the public.

Cape Cod Museums of History, Cape Cod Pilgrims

Cape Cod History

Cape Cod Museums Of    History and The Tradition of the Pilgrims Preserve the homes and furnishings.


Cape Cod Biking on the Shining Sea Bike Trail to the Museums of Woods Hole.

Cape Cod Canal Museum, parking and Biking the Canal
Walking the beach  at sunset
vessel the Mayflower is open for tours at its dock in Plymouth
Cape Cod's premier museum to history and horticulture, The Rhododendron Gardens at the The Heritage Museum and Gardens in Sandwich  
The oldest house on the Cape is the 1637 Hoxie House
Cape Cod Museums include  the oldest house on the Cape, the 1637 Hoxie House, restored and furnished to its original condition
The Plymouth Plantation recreates the life of the 1620 era settlers and the native Americans
Cape Cod Canal Bass fishing
Cape Cod Gristmill Museum in Sandwich open to the public
Cape Cod Museums Of   History and The Tradition of the Pilgrims
A few miles away from the Heritage Museum and Gardens find the village of Bourne where you can step back again to colonial times with a visit to the 1627 Aptucxet Trading Post Museum, site of the country’s first private commercial enterprise. Here the early colonists traded with the Native Americans using wampum, a Century actor and painter Joseph Jefferson and the private rail station built in 1893 for Jefferson's fishing buddy and summer resident President Grover Cleveland.
Kings Highway Museums
From there 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.
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Cape Cod Museums have preserved the history and houses of the first settlers to arrive on Cape Cod,
Pilgrims who came seeking freedom to worship their religion

Cape Cod Beaches reached by the Shining Sea Bikeway
Cape Cod Lodging
Cape Cod Sightseeing
Cape Cod Historic Places
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Cape Cod Hotels
Cape Cod Biking
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)
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
passenger boat makes a daily run from Plymouth, MA to Provincetown.
Along the Cape Cod Canal, the towns of Bourne and Sandwich define the northern limit of the upper Cape which includes Falmouth and Mashpee.  
  • 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.
Aptucxet Trading Post museum of Pilgrim history
Pilgrim history
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