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Aptucxet Trading Post Museum

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Address: 24 Aptucxet Rd, Bourne Village, Bourne, MA 02532-5434
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+1 508-759-9487
08:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 15:00

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trading house built the early 17th c. shortly after the arrival of the Pilgrims.

small but excellent site. the building has been meticulously e restored. Much information about the native Americans and the white settlers during the first 30-odd years of their... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 September 2016
carole g
Lund, Sweden
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White Hall, MD
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This attraction would have the potential -for its antiquity, history and location- to shine. Instead,when not hosting some fair or show, the place is remarkably dull, unadorned and poorly manned. If I were a tourist, I would visit it while walking the Canal trail, but would not have it on my list of "must see" at the Cape.

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Lund, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

small but excellent site. the building has been meticulously e restored. Much information about the native Americans and the white settlers during the first 30-odd years of their co-existence, while they still had friendly relations and could conduct mutually beneficial trade which gave the native Americans linen, iron, glass, and much more, and the settlers furs, wampum beads, tobacco, and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

2 of the Pilgrims ventured from Plimouth to trade with the Native Americans... Wampum was invented here... Later the Pilgrims traded with the Dutch who sailed up from New York... Fascinating and quick side trip on the way to Falmouth or Masphee and only 3 minutes from the Bourne Bridge!

Thank Kathy A
Haverhill, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

This place is a bit off the beaten path and very modest, but we enjoyed our visit -- the docent, a Wampanoag women who used to work at Plimouth Plantation, was very informative and we learned some interesting facts about early trade and commerce in the area as well as about the archaeological dig that rediscovered this historical site. It's... More 

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

The tour was about 30 minutes, but very informative. We happened to see the sign for the trading post on the canal ride and glad we did!

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Monkton, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

The docent was very enthusiastic and full of information about this very interesting attraction. This part of the very early history of New England is a must when touring this area.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

Excellent place to visit. We were looking for Green Gables the home of Grover Cleveland and came across this museum. The home is not available but the railroad station used by the former president was moved to the location of the trading post. So we were able to see both. The guide in the trading post was an Indian Squaw... More 

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Billerica, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

Each year we drive past this museum when we ride on the bike path. This year we decided to stop and check out the outside of this museum. There is a fee to go into the Trading Post, but we just checked out the outside. Nice museum and a part of our early history.

Thank travel5bugEuro
Uxbridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015

The history lesson was fantastic! Did not know that this trading post was originally built by the Pilgrims. The gardens on the property are also worth stopping by to see. Also on the property are President Grover Cleveland's Gray Gables Railroad Station and a windmill displaying local artists' works. Its located along the Cape Cod Canal so also a great... More 

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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015

.one should like history and low key, off the beaten psth.cool old stuff.dusty and scruffy but fit in with old cape cod

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