A visit to Cape Cod National Seashore isn't complete until you've visited the historic Highland Light in North Truro. The 69-step climb up a narrow staircase rewards visitors with spectacular views of Cape Cod and beyond. On a clear day views extend more than 20 miles across the Atlantic Ocean and bay of Cape Cod. To ensure the safety of all visitors, the minimum height requirement to climb the lighthouse is 48". Operated by Eastern National. $6 for adults, $5 for students and seniors. Must be 48" tall to climb lighthouse.
Experience Cape Cod’s newest interactive science museum featuring real pirates and real treasures! A must-see attraction for all ages where you will touch, see and interact with the worlds only authenticated pirate treasure, discovered in 1984 off the coast of Wellfleet. Visit www.discoverpirates.com for hours of operation in May.
Come view Elizabeth H. and William Graham's personal Scrimshaw collection, which is the largest on Cape Cod. The collection is on display at the front of the Cape Cod Maritime Museum across from the newly remodeled gift shop. Come see the handmade teak cabinet that they are displayed in, and shop for the perfect nautical book, child's toy or CCMM clothing gift.
Enjoy a month-long celebration of Cape Cod's rich maritime history! Lighthouse & walking tours, nautical art exhibits and lectures on maritime lore, boat-building exhibits, kayaking excursions and the Maritime History Symposium.
Did you know that in the 1800’s there were over 150 Sea Captains that called Hyannis home? Welcome to the beginning of a historical walk between the train & the ferries - two modes of transportation in Hyannis that have inspired Cape Cod visitors for decades! Walk by Pleasant Street and delve into one of the most historic areas of Hyannis.
The Fish Market is a fun, interactive area where children and families learn firsthand about aquaculture, seafood, marine life and the fishing industry on Cape Cod. The permanent exhibit includes a fishing trawler with tide pool, lobster trap, herring run and much more!
Led by well trained guides and naturalists, tours offered during Cape Cod Maritime Days have included the Sunset Spectacular, Naturalists Dream Tour, Tidal Tour and the Nauset Marsh Tour, among others. For more information or to book a trip, email [email protected] or call 508-328-7064.
Exhibits feature the origins of the Coast Guard, the U.S. Life-saving Service, and those involved in the greatest small boat rescue in USCG history, the rescue of the Pendleton and Fort Mercer. Open 10 am to 3 pm Tuesday through Saturday!
Located on the grounds of Coast Guard Station Chatham, Chatham Light has a long and rich history. Tours offered during Cape Cod Maritime Days are on Wednesday, May 2 and Wednesday, May 16 from 1 to 3:30 pm. For a full schedule, click here. Proper footwear required. Free admission.
Opening for the 2018 season on May 11! This museum tells the story of Guglielmo Marconi, whose company built the wireless maritime station, and how the station's Morse code operators were able to communicate with ships across the world even a hundred years ago. During Cape Cod Maritime Days in May, exhibits are open from 1-4 pm Fridays, from 10:30 am-4:30 pm Saturday, and from 1-4 pm Sundays. Visit the website for hours of operation starting in June!