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Chatham Marconi Maritime Center

847 Orleans Rd, North Chatham, Chatham, MA 02650-1165
+1 508-945-8889
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Women in STEM!!

I loved this museum. Let me say that I usually don't like museums, or American history, so I wasn't... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Caitlin F
Must See Destination

What a great place to visit to find historical information about a vital period in our history and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fred B
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Museum, Education, Lectures, and more! Founded in 2002, the Chatham Marconi Maritime Center sits on the 11.3-acre, 10-building campus which comprised the former Marconi/RCA Wireless Receiving Station, once the busiest ship-to-shore station on the East Coast and a significant military installation (during World War II). The Operations Building now houses the Marconi/RCA Wireless Museum offering interactive exhibits tracing the story of wireless communication in Chatham from its formative days with Marconi, through the 20th Century. The recently renovated campus residence, also once known as the Hotel Nautilus, is the Education Center with additional space for administrative offices, classes, and lectures. CMMC began working on STEM classes in 2008 and launched a major education initiative in 2011 when it partnered with the Public Schools of Chatham and Harwich, MA (now the Monomoy Regional School District), and the MIT Club of Cape Cod to develop curriculum and teacher training materials in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The specific focus of the program is on the subject areas of Communications Engineering and Design. These fields are two of the subtopics in the MA Science and Technology/Engineering Curriculum Frameworks. They also coincide with the mission of CMMC and our emphasis on wireless communications. Finally, we live in the "information age." Innovations are occurring on a daily basis and the products that reach the marketplace are having a profound effect upon society. Our implementation plan includes active roles for both professionals and volunteers in K-12 classrooms throughout Cape Cod. We also offer a wide array of classes and workshops in the summer, a winter science camp, after school programs, and professional development for teachers. To see a complete list of our courses and a preview of our museum offerings, visit our website.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
847 Orleans Rd, North Chatham, Chatham, MA 02650-1165
+1 508-945-8889
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this museum. Let me say that I usually don't like museums, or American history, so I wasn't expecting to appreciate this place nearly as much as I did. The exhibits were great and I learned a lot about science and about women being...More

Thank Caitlin F
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great place to visit to find historical information about a vital period in our history and the very beginning of wireless transmission that we take for granted today. The staff volunteer was very knowledgable and helpful, beyond what was expected. The displays are...More

Thank Fred B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The development of wireless communication was very interesting. It saved many lives. The Titanic was but one example. The information about the World War 2 use of the facility and the decoding of the German Enigma machine was wonderful. The docents were very respectful of...More

Thank llgsdad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful, well-done little museum and historic site. We had 2 attentive volunteers, one specializing in the history of maritime communication, the enigma cypher machine (used to decode German messages in WW2), and female WW2 pilots....the other specializing in Morse code itself (he had worked for...More

1  Thank svinson13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stumbled across this place on the web, and I'm sure glad I did! Fascinating history. I had absolutely no idea this place existed and what a key role it played in maritime history. The exhibits are quite interesting on their own and well labeled. All...More

Thank TravelinFamilyBoston
Reviewed 14 May 2017

This is a place I have wanted to visit for years, even before it was a museum. On a recent trip to Cape Cod I finally had the opportunity and it did not let me down. Located in the beautiful town of Chatham, it is...More

Thank dlamy2
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Go, have fun, and you will surely learn something new. We were greeted by Dorothy who explained the museum's offerings, and suggested we might like to see an additional film when we told her we were interested in the Titanic. Then she graciously took time...More

Thank diane l
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We recently visited this museum during February school vacation week. We were 2 adults and a teenager. They show a few short movies when you arrive that are extremely interesting. The exhibits are well done and many are hands on. The volunteers are very friendly...More

Thank Sharon H
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We recently visited the Center as part of our annual Cape Cod vacation. We have tried for the last four years to visit but it always closed because of the limited hours in October. It is truly a fascinating place especially the role that the...More

Thank Croat72
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Extremely good center covering maritime communication especially during WWII. Commences with a interesting short movie followed by a tour of local maritime communication in this facility in Chatham, MA.

Thank dsj208
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Cost of visiting Chatham Marconi maritime center
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7.50 but pass is good for 24 hours.