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Captain Penniman House

Fort Hill Road, Eastham, MA 02642
+1 508-349-3785
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Captain Penniman's House

This is a cute and unusual looking house, set off the main road but still easy to get to, and... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2017
Gwen B
Chicago, Illinois
via mobile
Beautiful house near the water

We took the guided tour of this house. The architecture is very interesting. This may have been... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2017
Lebanon, CT
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“open house” (4 reviews)
Fort Hill Road, Eastham, MA 02642
+1 508-349-3785
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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

This is a cute and unusual looking house, set off the main road but still easy to get to, and there's a parking lot just up the street. The house was closed while we were there, so we only got to see the outside. The...More

1  Thank Gwen B
Reviewed 16 September 2017

We took the guided tour of this house. The architecture is very interesting. This may have been the first house on Cape Cod to feature hot and cold running water and inside toilets. There is a nice knoll nearby with great views of the ocean....More

Thank aablodgett
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This was a nice morning adventure for our family. We enjoyed the walk and the views. The sharpening stone used by native Indians was interesting.

Thank 1951cbwiles
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

If you watch for the Cape Cod event postings in Cape Week, you may be able to attend a guided tour of the Captain Penniman House conducted by a park service volunteer. The tour gives a history of the home and Fort Hill area and...More

Thank svragman
Reviewed 16 July 2017

While I was sitting on the Nauset Light Beach I got a slight craving to see a beautiful house. So I asked this old lady, head down in the water floating. She, unfortunately, didn't answer. I was sitting there all alone craving to see a...More

Thank lukecapecod
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We took a walk around the Penniman House due to it being under restoration. Nice architecture and there's two (maybe three) signs describing Captain Penniman and his home. It was interesting. I found the whale entrance quite awesome. Combine this with a walk around Fort...More

1  Thank jorozco203
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Although the Captain Penniman house was not open to the public on the day we visited, it was still very interesting to walk around the outside of this beautiful, old building. The attention to detail in its construction is amazing. Walk down the hill to...More

Thank Maui2014NMR
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Heading to the Fort Hill walking trails for the first time, one comes first to this amazing house with the crossed whalebones entryway. What beautiful architecture! Only wish we'd been there when it was open - so next time. It sits on a hill with...More

Thank pasowine
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We spend a month every year in this area and often take Ranger guided walks both in historic properties and at local beaches and other natural areas. The National Seashore is a real treasure to explore and enjoy.

Thank Connie33
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Amazing historic home, only wish we had visited on a day when the home was open to the public. While visiting in the off season has it's perks, it can make getting to attractions when they are open challenging. We walked around the house and...More

1  Thank Sarah C
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3 October 2017|
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Response from aablodgett | Reviewed this property |
It is open to the public on a seasonal basis. Contact the park at 508-255-3421 for further information.