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Barnstable Superior Courthouse

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Address: 3195 Rte. 6A, center of town, Barnstable, MA
Phone Number: 508/362-2511
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Not much here unless you are a criminal defendant or soon will be. But the building itself is an excellent example of early Government. The principal court room alone is worth the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2012
Steve W
Barnstable, Massachusetts
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Yarmouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Grand old courthouse. Beautifully restored main courtroom. Period decorations and artifacts. Sacred Cod hanging in the center of the ceiling. Can't do better for a classic New England courthouse. Special statues out front as well. Good for photo ops.

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Barnstable, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

Not much here unless you are a criminal defendant or soon will be. But the building itself is an excellent example of early Government. The principal court room alone is worth the visit. Everything else is pretty ordinary excepting the canons on the front lawn

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Cape Cod, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

I spent many long weeks in an anteroom of this courthouse, serving on a grand jury panel a few years ago, but "trapped" though I was, I couldn't help appreciating the unique stateliness of this old structure. The main court chambers are,of course, the big attraction, with its signature cod hanging in its midst. The grounds are actually inviting in... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

There's nothing "wrong" with the Courthouse. It's just that - well, it's a government center and there isn't very much in the area that's likely to interest tourists.

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