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Five Museums to Visit on Cape Cod

Cape Cod MuseumsThe Cape has several activities that can be done outdoors, from beaches to bike rides, there is no shortage of activities when the weather is nice. But what is there to enjoy if the weather outside isn't conducive to outdoor activities, or when you want to put your brain to work? We've put together a list of some of the best museums that the island has to offer. 

Cape Cod Maritime Museum

Maritime refers to anything involving ships and the sea. The Maritime Museum on Cape Cod is the perfect place to learn about the rich culture and connection to the sea the Cape has to offer. The museum has exhibitions, educational programs, collections, and pubic events to enrich visitors of all ages.

Cape Cod Museum of Art

The Cape Cod Museum of Art strives to be the cultural center for Cape Cod. The grounds are home to seven galleries and a sculpture garden. They hold classes for both adults and children as well as host several events.

Mass Audubon’s Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary

The 110-acre property offers several miles of hiking trails across fields, woods, sandy beaches, and marshes. Activities include kayaking, natural history boat cruises, and total flat exploration. The sanctuary also offers classes, tours, workshops, and festivals.

Whydah Pirate Museum

This interactive museum offers a pirate adventure for all ages. Featuring treasure that was discovered in 1984 off the shore of the Cape, you can enjoy learning about the shipwreck and the story behind how the treasure was found at the only museum that features authentic pirate treasure.

Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum

Pilgrim Monument commemorates where the Pilgrims first landed in Provincetown in November 1620. The monument is the tallest all granite structure in the United States. The Provincetown Museum is a classic history museum that highlights the arrival of the Pilgrims on the Mayflower, the town's maritime history, and the building of the monument.

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