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Wellfleet Historical Society Museum

Address: 266 Main St, Wellfleet, MA
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Ranked #19 of 26 things to do in Wellfleet
Type: History museums, Museums
Owner description: Wellfleet's place in Cape Cod coastal history is on dislay at this intimate museum.
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Type: History museums, Museums
Tue 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed - Thu 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Owner description: Wellfleet's place in Cape Cod coastal history is on dislay at this intimate museum.

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English first
Princeton, New Jersey
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60 reviews 60 reviews
15 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This place is one of the most fascinating places in the area. Unbelievable collection of all things historic. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. If you love history, old pictures, furniture, postcards or nautical antiques - this is your place!

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Kingston, Canada
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86 reviews 86 reviews
11 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Friendly, enthusiastic volunteers. Lots to see and very interesting collection. Well worth the effort for all ages.

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

If you frequent Wellfleet, this is a great place to learn about the early history of Billingsgate, including when there was a train that went to the harbor and when there was a resort hotel that was on the bayside of town.

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Wellfleet, Massachusetts, United States
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93 reviews 93 reviews
35 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The society has so much to offer with so many dedicated volunteers trying to preserve and present the best of Wellfleet's history. I would recommend that everyone visit the museum, the annex and JOIN and volunteer!!

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
7 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Stop here - it will only take 30 minutes to enjoy the interesting early history of Wellfleet in this quaint, but informative museum.

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Boston, MA
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

I'd been going to Wellfleet for many years before I finally visited the Wellfleet Historical Society's Museum on Main Street. It's a small place, run by volunteers, with an assortment of interesting local objects from their collection. It was a quick diversion for my family while wandering around downtown Wellfleet but it was worth the stop.

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