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The Old Atwood House Museum

347 Stage Harbor Rd, Chatham, MA
508/945-2493
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Ranked #10 of 22 Attractions in Chatham
Type: Historic Sites
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Lincoln, Massachusetts
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86 reviews 86 reviews
22 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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76 reviews 76 reviews
10 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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47 reviews 47 reviews
5 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
53 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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