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Amazing place with wonderful docents, we went twice to take it all in

I admit I am a learning geek and this hit my sweet spot. Great films to view, people with... read more

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Museum, Education, Lectures, and more! Founded in 2002, the Chatham Marconi Maritime Center sits on the 11.3-acre, 10-building campus which comprised the former Marconi/RCA Wireless Receiving Station, once the busiest ship-to-shore station on the...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
847 Orleans Rd, North Chatham, Chatham, MA 02650-1165
+1 508-945-8889
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I admit I am a learning geek and this hit my sweet spot. Great films to view, people with firsthand knowledge and patience to teach and displays well curated to explain the significance of the site and the technology. We got there only 1/2 hour...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The exhibits are site-specific, rooted in what took place right there, but with national significance, providing insight into the overall history of the 20th century. The docents are extremely well-informed, friendly, and eager to answer questions, plus provide hands on opportunities, such as the demonstration...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by after lunch inChatham. Have driven past vefore, but never stopped. Super great exhibits and Tom, our docent, was great. All ages should stop. Joe

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff are incredibly helpful and know their stuff cold. They answered all our questions. Marconi, wireless communications with ships along the Eastern seaboard, WWI & WWI, cyphers, a real Enigma machine, and fascinating books for purchase about period events. This place is a hidden...More

Thank Lee M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last year was my first time visiting the Marconi Maritime center and it was amazing. I was certain there would be nothing new to see this year, but I was very wrong! There was new information and different exhibits, a new movie explaining the lace....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had never heard of this facility and stumbled across it on a weekend trip to Chatham. What a delightful surprise. The staff are all extremely knowledgeable and helpful, answering all our questions. Some staff had actually been engineers during the facility's operational period. We...More

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Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

Just spent a delightful couple of hours at the Chatham Marconi Maritime Museum in Chatham MA. The docents were friendly and informative . The displays chronicle wireless communication. Very impressive.

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Reviewed September 9, 2018

If interested at all in wireless communication history and impact of Marconi's inventions, a visit to the Chatham Marconi Maritime Center is a must. A diorama shows all of the buildings of that time, the types and locations of the antennas. The men (and later...More

2  Thank sebarber
Reviewed September 8, 2018

Who knew this small town played such an important role not only in the early days of radio, but in both world wars. A must-see when you're in or near Chatham.

Thank David P
Reviewed September 5, 2018

This is a wonderful educational and enjoyable museum. The history of wireless Morse Code communications from inception is covered with hands on exhibits, displays of actual equipment used and knowledgeable staff to help explain what you are looking at. It includes an explanation of the...More

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May 8, 2018|
Response from Dorothy B | Property representative |
Hi rnjcour, I'm sorry to say that we haven't officially opened for the season yet, but will you be around this weekend? We are open Friday from 1pm-4pm, and on Saturday for a new exhibit grand opening. Here are the full... More
October 15, 2017|
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Response from caiogirl | Reviewed this property |
if not on the website, a phone call should do it. Sorry, not sure re: October
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Response from KBTM | Reviewed this property |
7.50 but pass is good for 24 hours.