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Wellfleet Historical Society Museum

266 Main St, Wellfleet, MA
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Ranked #14 of 17 Attractions in Wellfleet
Type: History Museums
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
11 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
35 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
7 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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