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Wellfleet Historical Society Museum

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Know the past - understand the present

My wife was shopping in Wellfleet when I came upon this museum. It is chock full of local history... read more

Reviewed August 12, 2018
Bernard P
West Hartford, Connecticut
Great Spot to Pass An Hour

I popped in here for about an hour during our Wellfleet vacation. The time I spent was one of the... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2017
Concord, Massachusetts
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Aug 12, 2018
“Know the past - understand the present”
Aug 11, 2017
“Great Spot to Pass An Hour”
Wellfleet's place in Cape Cod coastal history is on dislay at this intimate museum.
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266 Main St, Wellfleet, MA 02667-7438
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Reviewed August 12, 2018

My wife was shopping in Wellfleet when I came upon this museum. It is chock full of local history and some very interesting volunteers who can talk you through the history of the town, the Cape, and whaling.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Bernard P
Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

I popped in here for about an hour during our Wellfleet vacation. The time I spent was one of the most interesting of our trip as I learned an incredible amount of fascinating stories. The objects in this museum are mildly interesting but the stories...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank HK_Expat
Reviewed August 2, 2016

We took the 9:30 Friday morning historical tour of Wellfleet led by Barbara Kennedy. The guide shared some highlights of the museum before guiding us through the village. Along the way, she shared interesting stories about its history and architecture. The tour was a highlight...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank DebbieRH
Reviewed July 31, 2016

This little house and museum are full of interesting information about the history of Wellfleet. I really enjoyed stopping here while on a walk around Wellfleet's Main Street. The staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. I love that they have walking tours of Wellfleet and...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Elizabeth D
Reviewed September 26, 2015

Very interesting museum with plenty of old memorabilia and very nice volunteers. Nice house and museum combo.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank 965kimk
Reviewed July 15, 2015

Interesting short stop... they are expanding... good local flavor and history... Friendly staff... they engaged the children... worth a quick stop in...

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Marks_Experience
Reviewed May 13, 2014

This place is one of the most fascinating places in the area. Unbelievable collection of all things historic. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. If you love history, old pictures, furniture, postcards or nautical antiques - this is your place!

Date of experience: October 2013
Thank Judith K
Reviewed June 28, 2013

Friendly, enthusiastic volunteers. Lots to see and very interesting collection. Well worth the effort for all ages.

Date of experience: June 2013
Thank KingstonBWB
Reviewed June 1, 2013

If you frequent Wellfleet, this is a great place to learn about the early history of Billingsgate, including when there was a train that went to the harbor and when there was a resort hotel that was on the bayside of town.

Date of experience: July 2012
Thank S W
Reviewed April 8, 2013

The society has so much to offer with so many dedicated volunteers trying to preserve and present the best of Wellfleet's history. I would recommend that everyone visit the museum, the annex and JOIN and volunteer!!

Date of experience: April 2013
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