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Ranked #1 of 21 attractions in Chatham
Owner description: The Orpheum Theater opened in 1916 as Chatham's first and only movie house. Our Main Street movie theater was a magical... more » Owner description: The Orpheum Theater opened in 1916 as Chatham's first and only movie house. Our Main Street movie theater was a magical place for 72 years - a year-round destination where generations of Chatham families and summer visitors could enjoy gripping dramas, slapstick comedies, joyous musicals or swashbuckling adventure films week after week. In 1938, the building was purchased by Interstate Theaters Corporation and was known as the Chatham Theater until 1987, when it ceased operations. The entire town mourned the loss of this iconic Main Street treasure, but the tradition was never forgotten. Now it's back, better than ever! The return of the Chatham Orpheum Theater began in November 2011, when a grass roots movement formed a non-profit organization to buy the historic building at 637 Main Street in April 2012 and restore it as a state-of-the-art two-screen cinema featuring an attendant cafe in 2013. Led by president Naomi M. Turner and a local team of volunteer professionals, Chatham Orpheum Theater, Inc. has raised more than $3.6 Million in donations from individual citizens and private foundations, plus major grants from the Town of Chatham and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The Chatham Orpheum Theater opened to the public as a non-profit cinema on July 26, 2013 ... bringing movies back to Main Street in the most state-of-the-art movie theater on Cape Cod. Every facet of this jewel box movie house and cultural center is unique, affordable, and community driven. The Orpheum is a quality cinema with two screens with 3-D capability, 6.1 SurroundSound(C) audio, and extremely comfortable seats with widely-spaced aisles. We feature first-run major motion pictures plus art house films, independent productions and documentaries, including locally-produced films. In addition, the Orpheum offers creative alternative programming for children, elders, and families. You'll find all the traditional concessions (including popcorn with real butter!) plus a delightful array of unique treats created by local Chatham confectioners. Movie-goers may also enjoy a glass of wine or beer from Vers at the Orpheum, our lobby cafe boasting a full menu of exceptional offerings with an emphasis on natural, seasonal, local ingredients ... utilizing what is flavorful and familiar to the contemporary palate. The Orpheum's interior is tastefully designed in traditional Cape Cod style, and the vaulted lobby showcases great works of created by notable local artists, including Hans de Castellane's signature mural, The After Party. « less
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Ranked #2 of 21 attractions in Chatham
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Zoos/Aquariums
Birdwatchers flock to this Cape Cod wildlife habitat with a special emphasis on migratory birds.
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Ranked #3 of 21 attractions in Chatham
Category: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Specialty Shops; Cultural
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Ranked #5 of 21 attractions in Chatham
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Ranked #6 of 21 attractions in Chatham
Category: Museums
Owner description: Step inside as the historic 1914 wireless telegraphy station built by Guglielmo Marconi celebrates its 100th year. Find out... more » Owner description: Step inside as the historic 1914 wireless telegraphy station built by Guglielmo Marconi celebrates its 100th year. Find out how wireless saved the S.S. Titanic's survivors. Experience for yourself what became the "world's greatest ship-to-shore communications" station. See, hear and interact with our exhibits. Learn to send Morse code, then follow a message from ship to shore and back again. And uncover the secret anti-submarine mission of the station during World War II. Open May 23 thru October 12, 2014. June 21 Grand Opening of our newest building and exhibits. « less
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Ranked #7 of 21 attractions in Chatham
Category: Lighthouses; Landmarks
One of the most famous and interesting lighthouses on Cape Cod.
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Ranked #8 of 21 attractions in Chatham
Category: ; Theaters; Performances
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Ranked #9 of 21 attractions in Chatham
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Ranked #10 of 21 attractions in Chatham
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Ranked #11 of 21 attractions in Chatham
Category: Historic Sites; Museums
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Ranked #12 of 21 attractions in Chatham
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #14 of 21 attractions in Chatham
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Other
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Ranked #15 of 21 attractions in Chatham
Category: Art Galleries; Museums
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Ranked #16 of 21 attractions in Chatham
Category: Golf Courses; Sports
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Ranked #17 of 21 attractions in Chatham
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #18 of 21 attractions in Chatham
Category: Museums
Owner description: The Arconti American Museum, built and designed by Michael and Susan Arconti, was founded in September 2011 with the mission... more » Owner description: The Arconti American Museum, built and designed by Michael and Susan Arconti, was founded in September 2011 with the mission to bestow upon fellow individuals a new emporium of fine art, historical relic, and cultural artifact. With extensive collections of Colonial and Continental Currency, a Native American peace pipe collection, Charlotte’s Web original illustrations, Thomas Nast political cartoons, Civil War battle flags, and more, the Arconti American Museum welcomes individuals of all ages and backgrounds. Seeking to inspire awe and pride in American Heritage, as well as to diversify the cultural experience for those visiting Cape Cod, the Arconti American Museum exudes a palpable ardor, endearing reception, and personal authenticity rarely matched elsewhere. Welcome are one and all looking to celebrate and explore the life of an extraordinary nation! « less
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Ranked #19 of 21 attractions in Chatham
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
Owner description: The 1827 Caleb Nickerson House Museum at 1107 Orleans Road (Route 28) in Chathamport is owned by the Nickerson Family... more » Owner description: The 1827 Caleb Nickerson House Museum at 1107 Orleans Road (Route 28) in Chathamport is owned by the Nickerson Family Association, inc., founded in 1897 in Chatham, Massachusetts by William Emery Nickerson. The Caleb House was built in the Stage Harbor area of Chatham and was moved in 2003 to the Nickerson Family Association property in Chathamport that also includes the homestead site of the first English settlers of Chatham, William & Anne (Busby) Nickerson. The Caleb Nickerson House Museum is a "working" museum of life on Cape Cod in the early 19th century. The museum, adjacent to the Nickerson Family Association Genealogy Center, is open on Wednesday mornings during the late spring to early fall and by appointment. « less
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Ranked #20 of 21 attractions in Chatham
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Ranked #21 of 21 attractions in Chatham
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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