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“a must see” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Captain Penniman House

Captain Penniman House
Fort Hill Road, Eastham, MA 02642
508-349-3785
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Ranked #11 of 25 things to do in Eastham
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Connecticut
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“a must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

just go see the whale jawbone which is the arbor entrance to this amazingly maintained original captain's home...makes you want to read Moby Dick all over again...

Visited September 2012
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Lima Peru
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“Captain Penniman House”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

We couldn´t get in, but looked into two rooms through two of the windows. It is well kept and looks wonderful: The clapboard exterior is decorated with millwork trim and painted in a colorful scheme: yellow clapboards, white trim, black window sashes, green window blinds, and brown and red roof shingles.

Visited August 2012
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“Penniman Home”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

Part of Cape Cold National Seashore, A pair of whale bones were used as the front-gate, however the house was closed when we arrived. There is close parking for the Fort Hill hiking trails. It was interesting to see.

Visited May 2012
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“Nice place to catch some history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2009

Part of Cape Cold National Seashore, this provides a place for part of the history on the area. A good hiking trailings (Fort Hill) start around here, and we enjoyed it. A pair of whale bones were used as the front-gate, and was interesting to see.

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“Interesting Family once lived here!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2008

The Cape Cold National Seashore offers many Open Houses and Tours of the Captain Penniman House during the Summer. The house is located in the Fort Hill area - a couple of nice hiking trails take off from this area. Follow road to the top of the hill to the parking lot for a beautiful view of Nauset Marsh and the ocean beyond.

The house is empty of furnishings - but there are large photographs of the Pennimans in the house set in most rooms, some original wallpaper, some restored. Fun to take a quick walk through and learn about this sea captain and his family!

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