A maritime communication history and STEM education center, Chatham Marconi includes the Marconi/RCA-Wireless Museum featuring interactive exhibits, an Education Center offering workshops for children and families, and an antenna trail perfect for a nature walk. The Center was founded in 2002 and is located on an historic 14-acre campus on Cape Cod in Chatham, MA.
The Chatham Marconi Maritime Center celebrates the rich history of 20th Century maritime radio and explores the innovative advances in science and technology that continue to transform our lives.
The Center occupies two buildings on the 11.3-acre, ten-building campus which comprised the former Marconi-RCA Wireless Receiving Station, once the busiest ship-to-shore station in the United States and a significant military installation (during World War II). The Operating (or Operations) Building now houses the Marconi-RCA Wireless Museum offering interactive exhibits tracing the story of maritime wireless communication in Chatham from its formative days with Marconi, through the 20th Century. The recently renovated Residence Building, also briefly known as the Hotel Nautilus, is now the Education Center housing classroom facilities, exhibit and event space, and administrative offices.