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The Old Atwood House Museum

347 Stage Harbor Rd, Chatham, MA
508/945-2493
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Ranked #11 of 22 attractions in Chatham
Type: Historic Sites
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Naples, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
5 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
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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49 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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 via mobile

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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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

We visited on the first day of opening for this year's season and the entrance was free that day the usual cost if $6.00 per adult. We were provided with our own guided tour of the museum which was interesting and informative. The staff (volunteers?) are lovely and very helpful. We particularly liked the camp building outside where we met... More

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Tinley Park, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

If you like learning about the history of an area, this place is not to be missed. It may look small on e outside, but the inside is jam packed with history. Tours are informative.

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Southport UK
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89 reviews 89 reviews
25 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Very quaint little museum.Some nice exhibits. Great for passing a spare hour. Very nice lady in the shop. Bough a few lovely trinkets as gifts.

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Watervliet, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

I researched new places to visit for this trip to Cape Cod. I came to Atwood house to see the old twin tower to Chatam Light. Nice little display of the lantern room outside. What I was surprised to find was a display of Meneely Bells that were made in my home town long ago. My dad is the president... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed the history of the house, the furnishings, art and artifacts, plus the knowledgeable and very interesting guides made it all come to life. Also there were attached gallery rooms filled with local items of interest relating to the fishing industry, ships and the arts. And the rescued and preserved fishing shack on the grounds was unique and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012 via mobile

This was a really quaint museum. My family and I especially enjoyed the tour of the "old house". So many interesting things to see.

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

great example of a 1600's cape cod home showing changes over time. There were also other exhibits included as this is the home of the Chatham historical society so it is more than an old house tour.

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