Heritage Museums & Gardens is the largest public garden in Southern New England. It is located on 100 acres of magnificent grounds and trails on the banks of Shawme Pond in Historic Sandwich. 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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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.
Speaking Music Inc., is a company run by Sergei Novikov, a Russian immigrant who moved to America at age 21 with a dream of living his life as a free man. Sergei came here to make a better life for himself.
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.
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.
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.
Enjoy a panoramic view of Provincetown Harbor, Cape Cod Bay, Cape Cod National Seashore and the Town of Provincetown from the top of this 252 foot granite structure commemorating the "first landing" of the Mayflower Pilgrims on November 21, 1620. The Provincetown Museum features exhibits on the Pilgrims, the building of the Monument, maritime history, the early days of modern American theater as well as an impressive collection of paintings, furniture, functional and decorative arts.
As the region’s most innovative art museum, the Cahoon Museum of American Art presents historical and contemporary art exhibitions in the landmark Crocker House in Cotuit, MA. The Museum welcomes visitors of all ages to learn about art and art history, to enjoy fun, family friendly events, to delight in creative programming, and to embrace the enduring story of the important folk artists Ralph and Martha Cahoon. The Museum is committed to its mission to celebrate American art in ways that expand knowledge, enrich the spirit, and engage the heart.
A great private collection of over 50 Classic Sports Cars, mostly English with some Japanese and European ones thrown in. There are a dozen Lotuses, half a dozen MGs, Triumphs and Jaguars, and a bunch of Austin Healeys, TVRs, Datsuns, Mazda, Morgan, AC, Daimler, Sunbeam, Mini Cooper, and more. Mostly old, some new.
Take a 19th century Cape meetinghouse, an extraordinary history, and more than eighty seasons of top-notch professional theatre, and it's easy to see why the Cape Playhouse is one of the most famous summer theatres in the country! America's Oldest Professional Summer Theatre has combined the best Broadway comedies, musicals, mysteries and dramas with unforgettable performances from the nation's finest actors since 1927. Also, the Cape Cod Center for the Arts offers fantastic Theater for Children.