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Address: 3353 Main St., Barnstable, MA 02630
Phone Number: 508-362-8521
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Coast Guard July 16

Having visited for the second time in the past 10 years you could see that additions have been made and that those working really care about the museum. The tour guides were very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Corinne C
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New Hampshire, United States

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New Hampshire, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having visited for the second time in the past 10 years you could see that additions have been made and that those working really care about the museum. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. Will visit again in the future.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was quite a find and an amazing collection of Coast Guard memorabilia and history. KUDOS to all who participated in securing the site and donating the artifacts, uniforms, and models on display in this incredible tribute to our Coast Guard

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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A delightful discovery in the heart of Barnstable! A beautifully restored historic building set on a hill in the middle of Barnstable on 6A has become the center for celebrating the history of the Coast Guard. Numerous gifts from retired Coast Guard ("Coasties") officers and enlisted personnel has filled out the displays on two floors with pictures and narratives (including... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in Barnstable to learn more about coast guard history before taking our son to the Coast Guard Academy in New London. Our guide, a former coastie now volunteer, engaged us with many stories about the service; its history, operations, equipment, famous rescues, and people. Enjoyed the many interesting artifacts which were well organized in different areas of the museum.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here as husband is veteran coastie. He loved it and so.did kids. Brought back many memories. The docent was retired coast guard. Very knowledgeable of area and museum. Well worth the stop and time. More people need to go.

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Riverside County
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

A small two story building filled with numerous artifacts and history of the Coast Guard. The guide taught us very well about the history of the organization, past and present. We enjoyed the hour spent learning more about the Coast Guard.

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Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

My daughter and I stopped by the Coast Guard Museum on a recent trip to Barnstable, MA. We were greeted by a very friendly and informative man. He gave us a brief tour and some explanations about things that had happened in the area. If you are in the Barnstable area and interested in nautical history you should stop by.

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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

Wow, so much history in a quaint location. This is a great stop for families, school groups or history buffs. This really is a must see location.

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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

I visited here for Christmas Stroll and want to return to enjoy the artifacts without the big crowds.

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Hartford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We visited the museum on Wednesday, October 21, 2015. The museum is located in what was the former commerce building located on route 6A in Barnstable. The museum contains two floors of detailed information which traces the history of the service as well as presenting visual aspects of service life. There are numerous scale models of ships used by the... More 

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