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Address: 77 Water Street, Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA
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The drawbridge makes Woods Hole rather unique

Where else can you go to the theater and have ships pass by the window? Plays, dances and other events are held in the Woods Hole Community Hall sited directly next to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Chatham, Massachusetts
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Doing my Trip Advisor duties - as you do - and notice this is a posted attraction. For the life of me I don't know why. It is a road bridge that goes up to let boats through, and comes back down to let people and cars go over...oh, and bikes to!

Thank Stephen W
Chatham, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Where else can you go to the theater and have ships pass by the window? Plays, dances and other events are held in the Woods Hole Community Hall sited directly next to the drawbridge. Enjoy the show and enjoy the sailing mast so close by you can almost touch them.

Thank NickersonFamily
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36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

So this is a drawbridge. There was not much to it. It is in the middle of the road. It is pretty cool to watch and there is a great viewing seat. Nothing to go out of the way for but neato to see.

Thank Richard W
Hertford, North Carolina
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99 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

If you life on the east coast this is not a big event, it is a nuisance that happens too offend. This on is a little different because it is a manual event with the bridge master running around closing the road and pedestrian gates.

Thank standingj
Clearwater, Florida
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446 reviews
159 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Don't make a special trip; but if you are in town, stop and walk across the bridge, take pictures, enjoy the sights (boats and flowers).

Thank wacotx46
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76 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Walking distance to the wood hole aqarium. Art gallery, restaurants,coffee shops, spend a hr walking down main st across bridge to ferry

Thank KAD56
Brunswick, Maine, United States
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75 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

really cool photographic experience to see it going up and boats passing through not many of these around.

Thank Kathy M
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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165 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

If you happen to be in Woods Hole, it's cool to see this bridge go up and watch the boats go by.... Nice for photos.

Thank bethannez
Seattle, Washington
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148 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We were having lunch at Captain Kids and upon leaving got to see a large boat go through the Woods Hole Drawbridge. The kids had never seen anything like this and it was such fun to see their reactions. You however cannot predict when it will open.

Thank hilda102320
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

After watching the seal show at the aquarium (5* by the way), we were caught by the drawbridge going up. It was all manually done with 1 man controlling it all. Was quick and efficient and a pleasure to see but don't rush to witness it. As I say, nothing special.

Thank MattM86

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