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Ranked #1 of 83 Sights & Landmarks in Cape Cod
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Museums
Owner description: This monument commemorates the Pilgrim's first landing in Provincetown (not Plymouth), where they conceived, wrote and... more » Owner description: This monument commemorates the Pilgrim's first landing in Provincetown (not Plymouth), where they conceived, wrote and committed to the Mayflower Compact - the foundational document for the democracy America enjoys today. The Monument is the tallest all-granite structure in the U.S. rising 353 feet above sea level, and at the top, visitors are provided the most spectacular view of Cape Cod.In addition to the MOnument, the Provincetown Museum presents the unique cultural heritage of this historic town with special exhibitions and permanent displays.The Monument and Museum has ample parking, is open daily from APril 1st through November 30, and NEW this year - a food concession call the "Shallop Cafe" where visitors can enjoy a picnic lunch overlooking Provincetown and the Bay. « less
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Edward Gorey House (Yarmouth Port)
Ranked #2 of 83 Sights & Landmarks in Cape Cod
Category: Historic Sites; Specialty Museums
Dedicated to the author-illustrator, Edward Gorey, and to raising awareness for animal welfare issues.
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Commercial Street (Provincetown)
Ranked #3 of 83 Sights & Landmarks in Cape Cod
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #4 of 83 Sights & Landmarks in Cape Cod
Category: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Specialty Shops
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Ranked #5 of 83 Sights & Landmarks in Cape Cod
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Historic Walking Areas
This preserve is a great place to commune with nature and watch the sunset.
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Highfield Hall (Falmouth)
Ranked #6 of 83 Sights & Landmarks in Cape Cod
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #7 of 83 Sights & Landmarks in Cape Cod
Category: Parks; Historic Walking Areas
Nature trails run among the beach, rock and trees of this hidden shelter.
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Nauset Light (Eastham)
Ranked #8 of 83 Sights & Landmarks in Cape Cod
Category: Lighthouses; Landmarks

The present Nauset Lighthouse, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is made of cast iron with a brick lining and stands 48 feet high. It was built in 1877... more »

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Ranked #9 of 83 Sights & Landmarks in Cape Cod
Category: Lighthouses; Landmarks
This lighthouse was the first light sailors glimpsed when reaching this side of the Atlantic Ocean.
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Nobska Lighthouse (Woods Hole)
Ranked #10 of 83 Sights & Landmarks in Cape Cod
Category: Lighthouses; Landmarks
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Ranked #11 of 83 Sights & Landmarks in Cape Cod
Category: Observation Decks/ Towers; Biking Trails
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Ranked #12 of 83 Sights & Landmarks in Cape Cod
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: Route 6A, which is on the northern, or bay side, of Cape Cod, winds its way through some of the oldest villages in America,... more » Owner description: Route 6A, which is on the northern, or bay side, of Cape Cod, winds its way through some of the oldest villages in America, including Bourne, Sandwich, Barnstable, Yarmouth, Dennis, Brewster and Orleans. Many of the homes and churches along this tree-shaded road are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.If you are interested in seeing what Cape Cod looked like before tourists discovered it, and want to visit some of the best quaint, little shops in New England, Route 6A is the place to be. « less
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Hoxie House (Sandwich)
Ranked #13 of 83 Sights & Landmarks in Cape Cod
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Built in 1637, this is believed to be the oldest house on Cape Cod.
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Ranked #14 of 83 Sights & Landmarks in Cape Cod
Category: Lighthouses; Landmarks
One of the most famous and interesting lighthouses on Cape Cod.
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Ranked #15 of 83 Sights & Landmarks in Cape Cod
Category: Architectural Buildings; History Museums; Specialty Museums
Early Coast Guard sea rescue station and museum of rescue techniques, artifacts and history.
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MacMillan Wharf (Provincetown)
Ranked #16 of 83 Sights & Landmarks in Cape Cod
Category: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Landmarks
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Boardwalk (Sandwich)
Ranked #17 of 83 Sights & Landmarks in Cape Cod
Category: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Landmarks
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Ranked #18 of 83 Sights & Landmarks in Cape Cod
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks
A scenic and historic walking trail managed by the Cape Cod National Seashore.
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Ranked #19 of 83 Sights & Landmarks in Cape Cod
Category: Historic Sites; Beaches
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Ranked #20 of 83 Sights & Landmarks in Cape Cod
Category: Bridges; Landmarks
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Scargo Tower (Dennis)
Ranked #21 of 83 Sights & Landmarks in Cape Cod
Category: Observation Decks/ Towers; Landmarks
The highest point of land on Cape Cod, the view from this stone observation tower sweeps across Cape Cod Bay to Provincetown.
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Provincetown Town Hall (Provincetown)
Ranked #22 of 83 Sights & Landmarks in Cape Cod
Category: Government Buildings; Art Museums
Provincetown's municipal center also contains 30 pieces of art donated by local artists.
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Provincetown Causeway (Provincetown)
Ranked #23 of 83 Sights & Landmarks in Cape Cod
Category: Lookouts; Landmarks
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Ranked #24 of 83 Sights & Landmarks in Cape Cod
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
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Ranked #25 of 83 Sights & Landmarks in Cape Cod
Category: Civic Centers; Landmarks
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Ranked #26 of 83 Sights & Landmarks in Cape Cod
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
Owner description: The Church of the Transfiguration is the center of Community of Jesus – an ecumenical Benedictine monastic community located... more » Owner description: The Church of the Transfiguration is the center of Community of Jesus – an ecumenical Benedictine monastic community located at Rock Harbor on the shores of Cape Cod Bay. The Community follows a daily rhythm of prayer including Eucharist and Liturgy of the Hours (sung in Gregorian chant). Constructed of Minnesota limestone, and designed by William Rawn Associates of Boston, the Church of the Transfiguration is a contemporary expression of an ancient 4th century style of architecture, and recounts the story of salvation through mosaic and fresco images, bronze, glass, and stone sculpture. The organ is a restoration and expansion of pipework from twelve organs built by the E.M. Skinner Organ Company in the early 20th century.Sunday Eucharist -- 11:00am (winter); 9:30am (summer)Weekday Vespers -- 5:30pm Saturday Choral Evensong or Vespers -- 5:15pm TOURS -- Monday - Saturday at 3:00pm Organ demonstrations -- Fridays at 3:30pm Priory Books & Gifts -- Monday - Saturday 10am - 6pm(Wednesdays the Church is closed) « less
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Ranked #27 of 83 Sights & Landmarks in Cape Cod
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #28 of 83 Sights & Landmarks in Cape Cod
Category: Neighborhoods; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Cape Cod Airfield (Marstons Mills)
Ranked #29 of 83 Sights & Landmarks in Cape Cod
Category: Educational Sites; Tours
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Dexter Grist Mill (Sandwich)
Ranked #30 of 83 Sights & Landmarks in Cape Cod
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks

Dexter Grist Mill is located on the Shawme mill pond in the historic heart of Sandwich.  The mill was first built in 1640 and enlarged in 1646.  Originally equipped with a water... more »

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