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Josiah Dennis Manse and Old West Schoolhouse

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Address: 77 Nobscussett Rd, Dennis, MA 02638-1930
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+1 508-385-2232

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The Manse is very interesting -- and perfect for a short visit. About a mile from Mayflower and Corporation Beaches, nice stop in Dennis Village with some New England history... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2017
Jenifer M
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

The Manse is very interesting -- and perfect for a short visit. About a mile from Mayflower and Corporation Beaches, nice stop in Dennis Village with some New England history (including a school house). Also visited a few years ago during Dennis Days -- guided tours, colonial games for kids, and even cooking/yarn dying exhibits.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

A great visit to experience an old Captains house restored with great care and love. A real treat!!!

Thank Ally N
Pleasanton, California
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Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

Very educational and informative! Everyone is dressed in period clothes and very helpful! No charge for tour just suggested donation. Well worth it!

2 Thank Carey M
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Reviewed 17 June 2015

If you want to see a historical site this is a good one. Doesn't take much time but worth the stop. If the militia are there it's an added bonus

2 Thank capediner2014
Dennis, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 27 March 2015

Loved this historical place and the hosts who made our visit so informative and enjoyable. Don't miss this place for early Cape history come to life. We will be bringing our visitors to this attraction in the future.

2 Thank Henri Pierre S
Dennis, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

Nice job done recently to restore the site. Informative, even kids could be interested. Go during the Holidays when the decos are a nice addition. Always good to see & hear the local history!

2 Thank Johanna006
Dennis, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 7 August 2013

Discover true Cape Cod history in this lovely home with costumed interpreters. There are frequent special events.

4 Thank ParistoCapeCod
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Reviewed 19 August 2012

It was a fun short visit. I personally, would rather be outdoors so being in an old house and school house were interesting, but not unlike others I have seen in the past. To be in Dennis, though, it is worth a visit since Dennis is named for this preacher. A town needs a church before it can be called... More 

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Reviewed 14 January 2012

We visited the manse last year and were amazed at the number of exellent docents and the top notch restoration work which has recently been completed on this property.

5 Thank retired01

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