Truro Historical Museum

Truro Historical Museum: Address, Phone Number, Truro Historical Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Truro Historical Museum
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Lyn S
Portland, ME5 contributions
Great local museum
Sep 2019
This museum is not very far from the main road down through Cape Cod. It is an older building that has been nicely restored and adapted to displays and exhibits. Displays were inviting and well-lit. Artifacts and information relate to local history. I asked about a local family I had knowledge of and had a good chat with the executive director. I was particularly impressed to see how they reached out to local children and drew them in to enjoy the exhibits.
Written October 8, 2019
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JuderT
Walpole, NH35 contributions
A GEM- not to be missed
Sep 2019
What a wonderful collection of artifacts and stories! We entered toward closing time- and regretted that we hadn't allotted more time to peruse the displays. We'll be back - and will plan on spending more time to fully enjoy the story of this beautiful area.
Written September 20, 2019
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CATTSAR
Provincetown, MA21,020 contributions
Good things come in small packages~ Truly a great find!
Sep 2018 • Solo
I have passed the turn off for this many times. On this rainy day I decided to go. Great idea! The museum is in the old Highland Hotel, amazing in its own rite. There are the original wood floors as well as many other original features including the reception deck. The museum is laid out in a way that is easy to follow. The Founder's Room is a good place to start and features the two men who's idea it was to create the museum. They are Edward Wilson and Courtney Allen, both men have art work displayed in this room. As you follow through the museum there are numerous sections with artifact, maps and descriptions of the exhibit, they detail the lives of those who lived and worked down cape. There is a temporary exhibit about mid century events and the role Truro played. Upstairs are the 13 rooms used by the guest, now housing different room themes.
Written September 29, 2018
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Susan D
Cranston, RI21 contributions
A nice escape from rain or crowds
Aug 2018 • Couples
I stopped here because I read that there is a room dedicated to the painter Edward Hopper and his wife Josephine, who was also a talented painter and artisan. The museum's staff is friendly and helpful, and the collection is small enough to be seen in an hour or 90 minutes, depending on how interested you are in shipwrecks, Cape Cod indigenous history and everyday life from different periods in local history. The building itself was a hotel, built in 1907 for well-heeled travelers who came to the Cape on the train. It was a lovely way to escape the tourists of Provincetown and Wellfleet for a quiet hour.
Written August 13, 2018
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jeter928
Hartford, CT53 contributions
Definitely worthy of a visit!
Jul 2018 • Family
We stopped in here with our two small children and were greeted warmly by the staff (despite having so many delicate artifacts). The docents were knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions. Some highlights were the dollhouse donated to the museum from a local woman who created it over the course of 25 years. The upstairs rooms were fashioned as they would have been back when the building was a hotel. Beautiful artwork and pottery throughout. Lovely!
Written July 30, 2018
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SeeItBeforeYouDie17
San Jose, CA4 contributions
Great to see local history
Aug 2017 • Family
If you want to see whaling and shipping history around the lower cape area, this is the place! We had a great time looking at how people lived (seen on the second floor) and the old pictures of how things were in the area.
Written September 24, 2017
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Clausewitzhorse
New York City, NY170 contributions
Well worth the stop
Jul 2017
This is our annual rainy-day stop in Truro. Really nice staff, interesting museum artifacts, fun scavenger hunts for the kids. We love all of the shipwreck artifacts. Must not miss (unless it's sunny, in which case, you must go do something outside, like mother said)
Written August 31, 2017
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Charlene O
Aiea, United States25 contributions
Interesting and informative Truro attraction
Sep 2016 • Couples
On the way back from Provincetown, my husband and I spotted a little roadside sign for this museum. We decided to take a detour to this attraction and are glad we did. The docents were enthusiastic, friendly, and well informed. The displays, particularly those dealing with the Native Americans, were impressive. We had wanted to learn more about the Native Americans of the area; with that in mind, we had visited Plimouth Plantation in Plymouth but were sorely disappointed. In contrast, we were able to learn a lot more from the detailed displays in the Truro Historical Museum. It may lack the "sophistication" and polish of Plimouth Plantation, but substance-wise, it is superior. The docent even suggested that we visit an abandoned Air Force base down the road. That was a first-time experience for us, and we thoroughly enjoyed driving through it. Truro is a neat place!
Written December 1, 2016
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JRenfrew
Worthington, MA215 contributions
The history of Truro is interesting
Aug 2016 • Couples
The Truro Historical Museum has permanent exhibits that teach us about the people who lived in this remote place many years ago.
Written September 22, 2016
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444JosephC
Boston, MA50 contributions
History and Architecture
Aug 2016 • Couples
Be sure to visit this great museum after touring the nearby Highland Lighthouse and you'll get $2.00 off the admission.

Great former inn that now serves as a museum for the history of the founding of what used to be called "Dangerfield".
Written August 22, 2016
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