Centrally located in Hyannis with frontage on the town marina and harbor, the Cape Cod Maritime Museum serves as a focal point for the Cape and Islands' maritime past, present, and future. From the clambakes of early native Americans, to the heroics of 19th century sea captains, to today, the sea continues to play a vital role in the economic and recreational lives of Cape Codders and visitors. Ours is a colorful history captured in images, local historical societies, private collections and museums across the country.
The Museum showcases the Cape's maritime history with a variety of permanent and temporary exhibits. The exhibits are designed to appeal to all age groups. Maritime art, educational programs, classes, lectures and entertainment are part of the Museum’s lineup of activities. In addition, the Museum will establish its own permanent collection of artifacts and displays.