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“A Symbol of a Commitment to Preservation”

Wellfleet Preservation Hall
Ranked #21 of 39 things to do in Wellfleet
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

When the Roman Catholic Church decided to move out of downtown Wellfleet into a more spacious building on Route 6, the church building was left behind. A small group of preservationists in 2006 had a vision for restoration. With determination, organization and patience, they succeeded in reclaiming this beautiful building for community use. It is a fine venue for concerts, lectures, weddings, etc. It opens out into a backyard that is perfect for hosting events and parties (including the annual Wellfleet Strawberry Festival in June. The interior includes tiled walls, crystal chandeliers and restored floors. The front doors by Jonathan Kendall have been restored to add an inviting touch to the building.

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Reviewed 10 October 2013

Looked forward to showing friends traveling with me those famous, gorgeous hand carved doors on what used to be a church....and found they had been "restored". Ugly!! What a shame!!! They look brand new - no hint of their old natural beauty. Why can't people leave well enough alone and honor history?!

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Reviewed 3 September 2013

There is always something going on at the Wellfleet Preservation Hall. Concerts, Kids Fairs, Farmers Market, Talks, Art Exhibits. Something for everyone and great people running it.

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Reviewed 14 August 2013

This used to be a church and is now an event venue. Love it and the location can't be beat...across the street is one of the best ice cream places around!

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Reviewed 16 July 2013

A group of Wellfleetians recognized this treasure once the Roman Catholic Church moved to its new building on Route 6. With a full capital campaign and imaginative leadership, they took title to the building and remodeled it to fill the need for a community center. The front doors are special with their vivid portrayals of Christian history. There is room for concerts, readings, conversations, etc. on the inside and expansive space for gathering (wedding reception)s behind the building in a garden setting. Preservation Hall is a fine example of the vision of the citizens of a town now 250 years old to link that past to the present and into the future.

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