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Truro Historical Museum

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Address: 6 Lighthouse Rd., NorthTruro, Truro, MA 02652
Phone Number: +1 508-487-3397
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Interesting and informative Truro attraction

On the way back from Provincetown, my husband and I spotted a little roadside sign for this museum. We decided to take a detour to this attraction and are glad we did. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Charlene O
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Aiea, United States
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Aiea, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On the way back from Provincetown, my husband and I spotted a little roadside sign for this museum. We decided to take a detour to this attraction and are glad we did. The docents were enthusiastic, friendly, and well informed. The displays, particularly those dealing with the Native Americans, were impressive. We had wanted to learn more about the Native... More 

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Worthington, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

The Truro Historical Museum has permanent exhibits that teach us about the people who lived in this remote place many years ago.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Be sure to visit this great museum after touring the nearby Highland Lighthouse and you'll get $2.00 off the admission. Great former inn that now serves as a museum for the history of the founding of what used to be called "Dangerfield".

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Thank 444JosephC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

Very interesting with a lot of attention for the younger person, but need more interactivity to keep them interested and I am not sure stuffed animals are needed in this day and age

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Windham
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

We were surprised to find this museum. We've been going to the Cape for years and this was our 1st visit. It had some unique items and facinating historical artifacts from the Cape. We would recommend stopping in. You can also visit the lighthouse or ocean view from a cliff. We saw many whales with our binoculars!

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East weymouth ma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

Very historical and informative. Originally a hotel. Staff were extremely knowledgeable and friendly. So much in museum it's hard to absorb everything. Great value.

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Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

For anyone interested in the history out here this is a must do. (Perfect for the day you cannot go to the beach for whatever reason.) Several rooms worth cover the history of the area. Wonderful collection of photographs and artifacts. Delightful volunteers to answer questions. Perhaps not ideal for the smallest children (you'd have to keep an eye on... More 

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2015

Pay once and return all year- so we do! My little ones love the museum. There are two areas particularly aimed at children with lots of interactive displays, colouring, dressing up and things to explore. They are starting to add more for children in other areas too! They also have craft sessions and an explorers kit. Friendly helpful staff to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2014

We were headed to the Lighthouse & came upon the museum, you literally have to pass it to get to the lighthouse! As luck would have it they were not charging admission that day & were serving refreshments. We enjoyed the tour, there is a little bit of everything, pertaining to the history of the area, Lifesaving, fishing, Indian artifacts,... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

In my frequent visits to the Highland Light, I had overlooked the Truro Historial Museum housed in a building next to the parking lot. It provides a full view of the history of Truro as well and the Outer Cape. Most interesting is the story of Highland House, a resort built to drawn summer vacationers from Boston and New York... More 

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