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“Very Interesting”

U.S. Coast Guard Museum
Ranked #4 of 21 things to do in Barnstable
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

Hubby loved the museum and the guide was full of information. The Jail was a great walk-thru. The Jail curator was very informative with her gory facts.

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Reviewed December 3, 2012

Great place to visit on a rainy day. Kids may like it too even though they may be learning something.

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Reviewed September 17, 2012

Lots of local history on the Lifesaving service, artifactsand information about the Coast Guard on Cape Cod-Coast Guard is taken for granted -'always ready', but this shows how historically this has been an important part of Cape Cod maritime history

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Reviewed July 12, 2012

Anyone interested in tales of the sea and daring rescues off the Cape will really enjoy this. Lots of displays, photos, equipment. All is meticulously maintained and explained by retired "Coasties" who staff the museum as docents. They've got sea stories to share. You'll want to spend about an hour here. Lots of parking. Next door is the real honest-to-pete Barnstable jail house. Open for touring.

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Reviewed June 13, 2012

I spent an interesting hour with a leisurely inspection of the exhibits at the Coast Guard Museum in Barnstable last month. The local men who work there are veterans who know their stuff and are eager to share. The collection is great and the enthusiasm of the staff is even better.

But the unsung star of this museum is the building itself, a former U.S. Customs House built of brick with granite foundation and steps. The interior boasts ornate columns, an iron staircase, and what appear to be original flooring and built-in book cases on the second floor landing. The building also served as a post office. Behind the museum is the old town blacksmith shop and the old jail originally constructed in the 1600's.

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