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Wellfleet Historical Society Museum

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Address: 266 Main St, Wellfleet, MA 02667-7438
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Tue 10:00 - 16:00
Wed - Thu 13:00 - 16:00
Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat 13:00 - 16:00

Wellfleet's place in Cape Cod coastal history is on dislay at this intimate...

Wellfleet's place in Cape Cod coastal history is on dislay at this intimate museum.

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Fascinating Tour

We took the 9:30 Friday morning historical tour of Wellfleet led by Barbara Kennedy. The guide shared some highlights of the museum before guiding us through the village. Along... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2016

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Reviewed 2 August 2016

We took the 9:30 Friday morning historical tour of Wellfleet led by Barbara Kennedy. The guide shared some highlights of the museum before guiding us through the village. Along the way, she shared interesting stories about its history and architecture. The tour was a highlight of our trip and I am so glad that we didn't miss it.

Thank DebbieRH
Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

This little house and museum are full of interesting information about the history of Wellfleet. I really enjoyed stopping here while on a walk around Wellfleet's Main Street. The staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. I love that they have walking tours of Wellfleet and a Bound Brook Island hike. I hope to join one of those on my next... More 

Thank Elizabeth D
Charlevoix, Michigan
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164 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2015

Very interesting museum with plenty of old memorabilia and very nice volunteers. Nice house and museum combo.

Thank Kim K
New England (Born in NH, Grew Up in MA, live in CT
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 15 July 2015

Interesting short stop... they are expanding... good local flavor and history... Friendly staff... they engaged the children... worth a quick stop in...

Thank Marks_Experience
Princeton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2014

This place is one of the most fascinating places in the area. Unbelievable collection of all things historic. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. If you love history, old pictures, furniture, postcards or nautical antiques - this is your place!

Thank Judith K
Kingston, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2013

Friendly, enthusiastic volunteers. Lots to see and very interesting collection. Well worth the effort for all ages.

Thank KingstonBWB
West Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2013

If you frequent Wellfleet, this is a great place to learn about the early history of Billingsgate, including when there was a train that went to the harbor and when there was a resort hotel that was on the bayside of town.

Thank S W
Wellfleet, Massachusetts, United States
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

The society has so much to offer with so many dedicated volunteers trying to preserve and present the best of Wellfleet's history. I would recommend that everyone visit the museum, the annex and JOIN and volunteer!!

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Reviewed 25 February 2013

Stop here - it will only take 30 minutes to enjoy the interesting early history of Wellfleet in this quaint, but informative museum.

Thank Lollywell
Boston, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2012

I'd been going to Wellfleet for many years before I finally visited the Wellfleet Historical Society's Museum on Main Street. It's a small place, run by volunteers, with an assortment of interesting local objects from their collection. It was a quick diversion for my family while wandering around downtown Wellfleet but it was worth the stop.

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