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Cahoon Museum of American Art

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Address: 4676 Falmouth Rd, Rte. 28, near Rte. 130, Barnstable, MA 02635-2521
Phone Number: 508/428-7581
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Americana native art lovers take note!

I'm fortunate to have effectively, "grown up" on the cape as I've been visiting nearly every summer since I was four years old. The Cahoon museum has always been a staple of our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Mission Viejo
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Mission Viejo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm fortunate to have effectively, "grown up" on the cape as I've been visiting nearly every summer since I was four years old. The Cahoon museum has always been a staple of our family tradition and all of my aunts proudly display prints on the walls of their Cape houses. Affordable, high quality prints, specials and fun for the whole... More 

Thank Lobsterollsforever
Plymouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always wonderful but now that a major expansion has been completed, it's even a more worthwhile visit.

Thank SassySandi049
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was very cool and recently renovated. Centered around the Cahoons but featured other artists as well. Interesting and different pieces of art.

Thank Anna K
Needham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This museum largely focuses on the work of Ralph and Martha Cahoon, with rotating exhibits of local artists. It is a small - even after the renovation is complete, you only need 1-2 hours. Ralph's style is primitive american and focuses on mermaids - a nice add-on to a cape vacation!

Thank 8585rachel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

We love the folky art works of the Cahoons. My personal favorite is the large Sailors Valentine we saw on display here. The revolving display are art works from the various "brush offs." We just can't wait until the restoration work and large addition is completed at their historic location as there will be so much more Cahoon art than... More 

Thank honestpair
Barnstable, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The Cahoon Museum in Cotuit, Ma is currently expanding to house its extensive collection of both Ralph and Martha Cahoon paintings and other important examples of historic Cape Cod art forms. For the present, the temporary collection is located in Mashpee just off the Rt 28/Rt 151 rotary on the north side of Rt. 151. You will enjoy its active... More 

Thank Marcia B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The Cahoon is worth the visit if you are interested in American art. They are in a temporary location so a little light on what is being displayed but it was enjoyable to see the exhibit of ship paintings and the very whimsical work of Ralph Cahoon, a man with a love of mermaids!

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Cotuit, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The ocean there is clean and fun, beaches are beautiful and nice walking. We went sailing on a private boat that Leslie recommended and our trip was great. The best time of year there is July and August. Plan plenty of time to go to the boats to Mathas Vinyard and Nantucket because it tends to be crowded but worth... More 

Thank Leslie S
Tiverton, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Although it is located in temporary quarters, Mashpee Commons, the Cahoon Museum is a great museum with a focus towards New England art. Housed in original home of primitive artists Martha and Ralph Cahoon, that is now receiving a new addition and renovations that will bring it to a better future.

Thank Don C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

A small, wonderful gem on Rt. 28. After many years driving past, my mother and I finally stopped in. We were so glad we did. The museum is full of history and charm, housing the art work of Ralph and Martha Cahoon. It is worth the visit!

Thank mamalovestravel

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