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Aptucxet Trading Post Museum

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Address: 24 Aptucxet Rd, Bourne Village, Bourne, MA 02532-5434
Phone Number: 508-759-9487
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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America's First Store

2 of the Pilgrims ventured from Plimouth to trade with the Native Americans... Wampum was invented here... Later the Pilgrims traded with the Dutch who sailed up from New York... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Kathy A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

2 of the Pilgrims ventured from Plimouth to trade with the Native Americans... Wampum was invented here... Later the Pilgrims traded with the Dutch who sailed up from New York... Fascinating and quick side trip on the way to Falmouth or Masphee and only 3 minutes from the Bourne Bridge!

Thank Kathy A
Haverhill, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

This place is a bit off the beaten path and very modest, but we enjoyed our visit -- the docent, a Wampanoag women who used to work at Plimouth Plantation, was very informative and we learned some interesting facts about early trade and commerce in the area as well as about the archaeological dig that rediscovered this historical site. It's... More 

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

The tour was about 30 minutes, but very informative. We happened to see the sign for the trading post on the canal ride and glad we did!

Thank SthShoreMama
Monkton, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

The docent was very enthusiastic and full of information about this very interesting attraction. This part of the very early history of New England is a must when touring this area.

Thank GreenGazoo
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Excellent place to visit. We were looking for Green Gables the home of Grover Cleveland and came across this museum. The home is not available but the railroad station used by the former president was moved to the location of the trading post. So we were able to see both. The guide in the trading post was an Indian Squaw... More 

Thank caroche
Billerica, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Each year we drive past this museum when we ride on the bike path. This year we decided to stop and check out the outside of this museum. There is a fee to go into the Trading Post, but we just checked out the outside. Nice museum and a part of our early history.

Thank travel5bugEuro
Uxbridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The history lesson was fantastic! Did not know that this trading post was originally built by the Pilgrims. The gardens on the property are also worth stopping by to see. Also on the property are President Grover Cleveland's Gray Gables Railroad Station and a windmill displaying local artists' works. Its located along the Cape Cod Canal so also a great... More 

Thank csparrow2
Pittsboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

.one should like history and low key, off the beaten psth.cool old stuff.dusty and scruffy but fit in with old cape cod

1 Thank MissCapecode
Monument Beach, Massachusetts, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This a nice piece of American history. The setting is beautiful, right on the Cape Cod Canal. The 'tour' is brief and the museum is very small. The museum experience is about 30 minutes tops so plan accordingly. Generally the are very few other people around. Perhaps combine this with a walk on the canal or a picnic.

Thank Peter R
Cape Cod, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I have been traveling with my 3rd grade students to Aptucxet for the past 9 years. The volunteers/docents who welcome us each year are knowledgeable and committed to helping our students learn the history of the area. We love having the time to walk the Cape Cod Canal and we are always sure to snap portraits of our students with... More 

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