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The Old Atwood House Museum

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Address: 347 Stage Harbor Rd, Chatham, MA 02633
Phone Number: 15089452493
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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
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Art, maritime history, local fishing history and information, local historic author, painters, sea captains--these are some of the highlights of the Atwood Museum. It can be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Art, maritime history, local fishing history and information, local historic author, painters, sea captains--these are some of the highlights of the Atwood Museum. It can be visited in short amount of time or for an afternoon. Although it is part of the Historical Society, the art in this museum could qualify it to be called just that--an art museum. For... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The Atwood House Museum is open for escorted tours between June and October. All Adults $6, Students (ages 7-18) $3 and Children (ages 6 & under) free. Plan to spend and hour or two in the museum. We walked the grounds because we did not have time to tour the museum. I would have liked to see the Mural Barn... More 

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We were looking to get a bit of history as well as the shopping and eating, so we visited the Atwood Museum. It's on an old 18th century house, built by a sea captain and now preserved as a museum. We had a lovely tour of the old house, and they have added some new galleries with different exhibitions. Well... More 

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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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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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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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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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