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Cape Cod Maritime Museum
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Located on the inner harbor in Hyannis, Massachusetts, the Cape Cod Maritime Museum is a devoted to maritime culture on Cape Cod. The museum houses a rotating collection of maritime art, featuring world renowned artist John Stobart for the 2017. CCMM also displays the largest publicly displayed scrimshaw collection on the Cape and has a primary exhibit that examines the impact local workers have had on the craft of boat building. The Cape Cod Maritime Museum is available for weddings and special events as well.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Roanoke, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2014

This is perhaps ok for families with young children. We were disappointed - the museum is VERY small - half the space is given over to the special exhibit which was the rum runners when we were there. Minimal information on local pirates, and even less on the whaling and fishing industries. Glad the admission was only 5.00

Visited June 2014
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English first
Level 6 Contributor
145 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Small but very interestin”
Reviewed 28 December 2013

One of the downsides to traveling out of season is the shutdown of many outdoor activities. The indoor museum is small but well done. I am fairly well versed in the history of the area and still found things that I did not know. They had a special exhibit on the Rum Runners that was excellent. here is a boat shop where they run classes in the warmer months and several opportunities to venture out on the water in one of their boats in season. A nice little museum, take the children.

Visited December 2013
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East Sandwich, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
160 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Nice little museum that should be more substantive given the subject”
Reviewed 16 October 2013

This is a museum in a small space on Hyannis Harbor that makes the best use of its resources. If you are in the area it is worth the visit - they have made maximum use of their resources. When we visited we enjoyed the exhibits on shipwrecks around the Cape - including the bones of a wreck from the 19th century. There was also an interesting exhibit about rum running on the Cape during the Prohibition era that was fascinating (full disclosure - this is a topic of high interest to me and I highly recommend the book by Daniel Okrent "Last Call." There is also a boat shed with some interesting boats downstairs.

Visited September 2013
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Falmouth, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
672 reviews
211 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
“Interesting local history”
Reviewed 5 September 2013

Interesting local history with a small room about local pirates for the kids (and adults...!). There is a special exhibit on the rum runners which was fun also. Not too expensive ($5 for adults) and you can spend as little as 30 minutes to skim through it or much longer to read all the details.

Visited September 2013
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91 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Nice museum”
Reviewed 11 August 2013 via mobile

We brought the kids here on a rainy day. Although not a lot of exhibits to see, they did have some very interesting exhibits. The kids enjoyed the quiz about pirates along with the small prize. They also enjoyed the boat builders workshop. The rum runners exhibit and 200+ year old boat exhibit was cool also. Some parking (free) available in front of building.

Visited August 2013
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