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.
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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The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod is the regional arts agency for Barnstable County, and has been the Voice of the Arts on Cape Cod since 1988. The AFCC strengthens, supports, and promotes Cape Cod's arts and culture community through grants, professional development, training, collaborative marketing, and advocacy. For additional information about our year-round programs, visit our website.
Discover a world of exceptional elegance at the Newport Mansions. Audio tours at The Breakers, The Elms, and Marble House & Rosecliff bring you the personal stories of the men and women who lived and worked in these grand mansions. Discover where the Duke of Marlborough proposed to his future Duchess at Marble House, Newport’s own Downtown Abbey. The Breakers Children’s Tour introduces kids to the great house from a unique and whimsical perspective. A unique Servant Life Tour at The Elms will take you from the coal tunnel in the basement to the rooftop terrace.
The Bourne Historical Commission, along with the Bourne Archives, is housed in the Jonathan Bourne Historical Center- a building named after the town's namesake. It is here that retired town records and other documentary resources about Bourne may be found. The Commission also disseminates the history of the town through a book publishing program and through assistance to the other historical groups in town.
The nation’s oldest continuously operating public museum, Pilgrim Hall Museum houses an unmatched collection of Pilgrim possessions telling the story of brave and determined men and women building lives and homes for themselves and their children in a new world. See William Bradford’s Bible, Myles Standish’s sword, the only portrait of a Pilgrim (Edward Winslow) painted from life, the cradle of New England’s first–born, Peregrine White, the great chair of William Brewster, and the earliest sampler made in America, embroidered by Myles Standish’s daughter.
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.
Founded in 1954, the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History encourages and advances understanding of our natural environment through discovery and learning. The museum is set on 80-acres, abutted by 300 acres of town-owned conservation land. Two floors of exhibits feature the flora and fauna of Cape Cod, including exhibits on whales, indigenous birds, and coastal change, and several an aquarium housing different species of crustaceans, mollusks, fish, frogs, turtles and snakes. Several displays are interactive and geared to children.
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.
Gloriae Dei Artes is a nonprofit foundation dedicated to the pursuit of beauty, truth, and faith, in the Arts — sharing inspiration and education with people across many nationalities, cultures, and traditions. Youth enrichment is an important part of the mission of Gloriae Dei Artes. By leading workshops, teaching lessons, hosting assemblies, and encouraging student participation in classical music and performing arts, the GDA arts groups demonstrate the values of commitment, teamwork, enthusiasm, and respect for self and others.
The Community of Jesus is an ecumenical monastery in the Benedictine tradition. Join us for worship at the Church of the Transfiguration for the Daily Offices sung in Gregorian chant, for weekday or Sunday Eucharist, or for a time of private prayer and reflection. Docent led tours about the art and architecture of the Church are available every day except Wednesday. The Church tells the story of salvation in mosaics, frescos, bronze, glass, carved limestone and icons from Genesis to Revelation.