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Address: 3353 Main St., Barnstable, MA 02630
Phone Number: 508-362-8521
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Outstanding History Presentation

We visited the museum on Wednesday, October 21, 2015. The museum is located in what was the former commerce building located on route 6A in Barnstable. The museum contains two... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 23, 2015

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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We visited the museum on Wednesday, October 21, 2015. The museum is located in what was the former commerce building located on route 6A in Barnstable. The museum contains two floors of detailed information which traces the history of the service as well as presenting visual aspects of service life. There are numerous scale models of ships used by the... More 

1 Thank bennetj
Melville, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Next to the Old Jail, that you can visit with the Ghost Walk Tour. Just walk down Main Street in this area, and take it all in.

1 Thank Jeffreyred
Lowell, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

. . . filled with all kinds of Coast Guard history. There's no air conditioning, so I recommend going on a cooler day. This kind of museum teaches you history about things that you didn't even know existed. Our guide was a really nice guy who showed his passion for the Coast Guard and all the good it does.

1 Thank Tabitha T
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This museum is as good as you would find in D.C. Outstanding exhibits, not just a collection of old items. Truly tells the story of the US Coast Guard with incredible displays and models. Also the trip along route 6A from the Sagamore Bridge to this location is well worth the drive. Some of the nicest cape style homes and... More 

2 Thank Steve W
Chicopee, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a great little museum to see. Only $5.00. Open Tue-Sat (10-3) They have put this all together with volunteers and donations. It's in the Village of Barnstable on RT-6A right by the only traffic light for miles.

2 Thank CESecurity
Middletown, Delaware
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I highly recommend this museum. This is the best one I've seen. It is even better than the CG Academy's! The staff is friendly and knowledgeable.

2 Thank r t
Saint Louis, Missouri
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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A very interesting museum about the development of the Revenue Cutters, Lightships and the Coast Guard. Fine model of a current USCG cutter. History of its service in the WW II and in life-saving around the coast. In a historic building on Route 6A on Cape Cod with lots of little shops and restaurants Can be easily combined with a... More 

3 Thank BobE31DC
Fairfax, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

From other reviews, it sounds like most of the volunteers try hard and are friendly. The one we got seemed to loathe children or something. We had three with us, between 5 and 9 years of age. They are used to museums and are not loud nor do they try to destroy things, etc. However, apart from taking our money,... More 

3 Thank Rachel L
Boddington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Museum is comparatively new having been opened in 2005. I was impressed with both the stories of heroism of Coast Guard personnel over the years and the items on display showing just how much it is men/Women against the elements to save those in Peril. Money raised by the entrance fee is used to keep the Museum going so... More 

1 Thank The Ferengi
South Yarmouth, Massachusetts
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171 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

After driving by this museum over the past several years, we finally made it a destination to go and see it. The museum is housed in a former US Customs House and Post Office right on Route 6A in Barnstable. It is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 to 3. There is a $5.00 admission fee and active duty Coast... More 

3 Thank ThirdStarToTheRight

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