Located on 100 acres of gardens and nature trails, Heritage is Cape Cod’s premier cultural attraction for people of all ages. Heritage holds a significant collection of specialty gardens and water features. Hidden Hollow™, an interactive family-friendly area, allows for play and exploration of the natural world. Heritage also has three gallery buildings housing automobiles, American folk art, historical artifacts, a vintage carousel, and special exhibitions.
Cape Cod Cultural Attractions
From historic Sandwich to the artists’ colony in Provincetown, every town and village on Cape Cod has artists’ studios, music festivals, galleries and craft shops to enjoy. The Cape has over 83 museums to explore, including the Cape Cod Museum of Art and Heritage Museums & Gardens. There are outdoor concert and the world-class Cape Symphony. Theaters abound, including the Cape Playhouse, America’s oldest professional summer theater. Historic attractions are plentiful, from the JFK Hyannis Museum to Pilgrim Monument in Provincetown.
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Your visit to the Wing Fort House historic site will find you steeped in American history. Coming to the colonies in 1632 to seek religious freedom, some Wings were members and strong supporters of the first society of Friends or Quakers organized in America, that of Sandwich, Massachusetts, in 1656.
The Cape Cod Museum of Arts' mission is to collect, conserve, study, interpret and exhibit works by outstanding artists associated with Cape Cod and the Islands. Through its programs, the museum seeks to preserve the artistic heritage of the area and to foster artistic and cultural growth within the individual and the community.
We’re Cape Cod Live! 17 theaters and producing organizations working together to ensure a bright future for theater and all of the performing arts on Cape Cod.
Guyer Art Barn is a showcase for emerging and established local artists in a wide variety of genres. It is a community art space-a working artist studio and professional artist gallery supporting and promoting the arts where visitors gather year round to enjoy changing exhibitions, classes and workshops.
Cape Cod’s favorite regional theater! Cape Rep pursues an exciting thought-provoking mix of contemporary and classic plays and musicals. Now in its 23rd year, Cape Rep has two theatres on over 7.5 acres on the north side of Route 6A in Nickerson State Park.
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The Edward Gorey House celebrates the life and work of acclaimed writer and artist, Edward Gorey. Featuring exhibits of Gorey's professional work, personal life and legacy of supporting animal welfare causes, the Gorey House is a glimpse into the mind and life of one of America's truly great creative geniuses.
The Harbor Your Arts Artist Shanties at Hyannis Harbor/Bismore Park are open mid-May through first weekend in October. This popular attraction provides a picturesque setting to view art made by both man and nature. Visitors to the seven harbor side shanties can enjoy photography, painting, handmade jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, mosaics, scrimshaw, mariner knot work, stained glass, fiber art and much more created by local artists and artisans. The shanties are open Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. mid May through end of June.
ArtsFalmouth celebrates local artisans and performers with The Arts Alive Festival in late June - a weekend of arts and crafts and continuous performances of all kinds; JazzFest Falmouth in October - a Stroll, concerts and a headliner event; and TradStroll Woods Hole, a day of traditional music in April.