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French Transatlantic Cable Station Museum

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corner of Cove Road and Route 28, Orleans, MA
+1 508-240-1735
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When I looked online and saw things to do on Cape Cod, I was not sure about this one. It sounded... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
RJK_Chicago
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Deerfield, Illinois
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Nerdy as anything, but wonderful

Despite its quirky hours, at times limited parking, and blink and you miss it signage, this is... read more

Reviewed October 6, 2017
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corner of Cove Road and Route 28, Orleans, MA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When I looked online and saw things to do on Cape Cod, I was not sure about this one. It sounded interesting and yet I had no idea how cool it would be as this told of the laying of cable allowing for telegraph messages...More

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Reviewed October 6, 2017 via mobile

Despite its quirky hours, at times limited parking, and blink and you miss it signage, this is place is wonderful. Real history at the original location. The equipment on display is “as they left it.” Lots you can touch and some you can use. The...More

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Reviewed June 22, 2017

This museum, staffed by volunteers, is something to see. If you're a nerd, like technology, you'll be dumbfounded by the technical and practical challenges with the early undersea communication cable projects. The solution for transmitting morse code messages across thousands of miles of copper cable...More

2  Thank TheMeadowsTravel
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Reviewed May 21, 2017

We were met by a volunteer who patiently showed us the history of trans-Atlantic communication dating early in the 20th century

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Reviewed April 24, 2017

Staffed by volunteers, this museum tells the story of transatlantic communication from the original Morse Code Cables to the present day fiber optic cables that are the backbone of the internet. Check for open hours, well worth a stop.

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Reviewed April 19, 2017

The French Telegraph Company established in 1879 on a bluff in Eastham, Massachusetts. Due to unfavorable conditions on the bluff, the station was moved to Orleans in 1891. From 1890 to 1941, operators received trans-Atlantic communications through a 3,000 mile underwater cable near Brest, France....More

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Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

Although it is closed, the signage and house looked nice from the outside. There is a small parking at the back of the house. Since it is on Main Street and in close proximity to other stores (TJMax, stop and shop) we stopped spent less...More

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Reviewed November 9, 2016

Hard to imagine a more modest museum, one that contains a truly impressive collection of "state of the art" (1880s-1930s) telegraphic equipment. Surprising it is not reviewed in the current Michelin Guide - it really is a French-American treasure of what was a vital link...More

Thank Marshall B
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Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

I must say my husband dragged me to this museum. It is the station for the first international cable between the U S and Europe. It is filled with the original equipment that ran the station. We started off with an informational video about its...More

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Reviewed July 27, 2016

This place is operated totally by local volunteers..mostly old timers. These folks are very dedicated and quite knowledgable concerning the old technology of sending cable messages across ( under) the ocean. If you have the good fortune to listen and enjoy the presentations that are...More

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