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Cape Cod Maritime Museum

135 South Street

The Cape Cod Maritime Museum is a nonprofit organization based in Hyannis, Massachusetts, Cape Cod's first museum dedicated to the maritime culture of the area. Our mission includes preserving the rich maritime traditions and history for which Cape Cod and the Islands are famous through our exhibitions, the objects in our collection, public events and educational programs, we strive to enable audiences of all ages to understand and enjoy Cape Cod's maritime culture.

The Cape Cod Maritime Museum has an ideal location on the Hyannis waterfront. Aside from the beauty of the South Street site and its commanding view of the harbor, it is in the heart of Hyannis, within walking distance of Main Street and ferries to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, and near beaches, attractions and lodging. Hyannis is Cape Cod’s commercial, cultural and geographic center. The Museum brings a year-round cultural and educational asset to the village’s waterfront and to Cape Cod and brings visitors from the immediate community, from around the state and New England, and from all parts of the Unites States as well as from nations throughout the world.


Abi Dixon

Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018
So interesting! I didn't know much about Cape Cod's maritime history until visiting their wonderful museum. The staff there were very enthusiastic about the trade and answered all of my questions. Highly recommend a visit!

Aubrey Mester-Webb

Saturday, April 21, 2018
One of the coolest museums I've been to. Great staff/educators!

Lone Watie

Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017
Fabulous place to visit to get acquainted with traditional boat building. The crew in the boat shop were welcoming and enthusiastic. Lots a good old wooden boats to look at. I recommend a visit for anyone interested in boat building. Why only 3 stars? Unfortunately the person at the ticket counter was rude. I brought my 1 year old with me to give him exposure to wooden boats, he got exposed to bad customer service as well. I had to prompt this person, to which she replied “what?” while looking at her phone. She was then kurt throughout the transaction. My one year old showed more manners than this person. A suggestion: If you’re having a bad day, don’t convey it to customers, learn to deal with it, put on a smile for those who pay your salary. Patrick E. Sandwich

Susanne Duclon

Friday, March 23, 2018
History of Nantucket and whaling, including some of my ancestors. Amazing all sperm whale bones suspended above whale boat, scrimshaw exhibit

Mark Elliott

Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018
One of Hyannis' lesser known jewels. Knowledgeable and experienced staff with a passion for their passion. Ever changing displays and projects keep me going back repeatedly.

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