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The Old Atwood House Museum

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Address: 347 Stage Harbor Rd, Chatham, MA
Phone Number: 508/945-2493
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Wonderful intimate museum

I love the Atwood House. One room is devoted to the US Life Saving Service, in which my grandfather served. The mural barn is fascinating and I recognized some of the people in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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Orleans, Massachusetts
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Orleans, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I love the Atwood House. One room is devoted to the US Life Saving Service, in which my grandfather served. The mural barn is fascinating and I recognized some of the people in the paintings. In one hallway, I was surprised to see old photos of two of my stepcousins!

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Dickerson, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

A museum that can be visited by the entire family. Small but informative, wonderful examples of period life on Cape Cod. Special exhibits are very interesting. Check local papers for upcoming events.

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Lincoln, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We revisited this museum this week. It is a gem. My favorite thing was Alice Wight's murals in the barn part of the museum. She painted scenes of Jesus preaching from a dory and the last supper. The faces were contemporary Chatham people of the 1920s? Painted im a particular style with many colors and curves. The mural hung briefly... More 

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St Austell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The museum was very interesting and the staff very knowledgeable! The museum is stuffed with artefacts! I particularly liked seeing the costumes! Worth a visit!

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Very nice house with original antique furnishings; cookware; dishes; glassware; also galleries with art and photography; plus an adjacent beach camp that was moved to the location and gives you an inside look at the camps the fishermen used on Chatham Bars.

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Monterey CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This should be the first stop for anyone in Chatham, first timers or not. Great displays, even greater murals in a separate building, and of course the chance to relive the long and storied Chatham past.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This was one of the nicest old house tours I've been on -- partly because of the volunteer staff who were super friendly and knowledgable -- but also because there were so many parts to the museum that I hadn't been aware of. These include the the Mural Barn, which was made much more interesting by the tour guide who... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We read about this place on tripadvisor and decided to stop in for a quick visit. We stayed for three hours because in addition to some very interesting collections this museum has the most engaging docents I have ever encountered. They made each exhibit genuinely interesting and it was a pleasure to have the benefit of their knowledge and experience.... More 

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

This little gem is much more than an old house. One wing has the murals of Alice Stallknecht, who moved to Chatham in 1910. They are spectacular. Several other rooms are dedicated to the skills of F. Spaulding Dunbar who designed & built various boats in his own shop in Chatham. There is an exquisite collection of miniature duck decoys,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

They hurried us along and told us it would be impossible to read all the descriptions...so that we shouldn't bother. House looked very interesting but our tour guide ruined our experience.

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Additional Information about The Old Atwood House Museum

Address: Address: 347 Stage Harbor Rd, Chatham, MA
Phone Number: 508/945-2493
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Chatham
Open Hours:
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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