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Wellfleet Historical Society Museum

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Address: 266 Main St, Wellfleet, MA
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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

Wellfleet's place in Cape Cod coastal history is on dislay at this...

Wellfleet's place in Cape Cod coastal history is on dislay at this intimate museum.

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Very interesting museum with plenty of old memorabilia and very nice volunteers. Nice house and museum combo.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 26, 2015
Kim K
Charlevoix, Michigan
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Charlevoix, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Very interesting museum with plenty of old memorabilia and very nice volunteers. Nice house and museum combo.

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New England (Born in NH, Grew Up in MA, live in CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Interesting short stop... they are expanding... good local flavor and history... Friendly staff... they engaged the children... worth a quick stop in...

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Princeton, New Jersey
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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!

Thank Judith K
Kingston, Canada
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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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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.

Thank S W
Wellfleet, Massachusetts, United States
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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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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.

Thank LT2013
Boston, MA
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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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