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Address: 4676 Falmouth Rd, Rte. 28, near Rte. 130, Barnstable, MA 02635-2521
Phone Number: +1 508-428-7581
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Nice Cape Style Art in a Quaint House

Nice collections of art. They have rotating shows that I found very interesting as well as permanent collections. The house is an old Cape Cod Colonial.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 17, 2016
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Fort Wayne
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

This is a small but interesting museum. The husband and wife Cahoon's lived and painted in this house. They were originally primitive painters of furniture but were encouraged to try canvass. They painted primitive scenesimilar to Grandma Moses only their landscapes were mostly sea scenes populated by whimsical mermaids. Their is also several of examples ofailor's valentines.which are comprised of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

Nice collections of art. They have rotating shows that I found very interesting as well as permanent collections. The house is an old Cape Cod Colonial.

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CahoonMuseum, Director at Cahoon Museum of American Art, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping by! Glad you enjoyed your visit! More 

Mission Viejo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016 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 

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CahoonMuseum, Director at Cahoon Museum of American Art, responded to this review

We're happy to be a cultural resource for the community. Thanks for your support of the museum! More 

Plymouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

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

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CahoonMuseum, Director at Cahoon Museum of American Art, responded to this review

We are glad you appreciate the renovation and expansion. Thank you for visiting! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

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

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CahoonMuseum, Director at Cahoon Museum of American Art, responded to this review

Thanks for your visit! The museum does offer family-friendly programs, so keep your eye out for updates! More 

Needham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Albany
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Barnstable, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Elmvale
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 

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