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Eastham - Salt Pond Visitor Center

50 Nauset Road

About Us:-

Salt Pond Visitor Center is Cape Cod National Seashore's main visitor facility, with frequent orientation movies, a well stocked bookstore, a comprehensive museum, and restroom facilities. The indoor theatre routinely offers 5 short films daily on a rotating schedule.Offering breathtaking views of Nauset Marsh and the Atlantic beyond, this Visitor Center is also convenient to the popular 1.5 mile Nauset Marsh Trail and the Buttonbush Trail, a .25 mile multi-sensory trail that featuring a guide rope and text panels printed in large lettering and Braille, and the Nauset Bicycle Trai.

The museum collection at Salt Pond reflects the vast range of natural and cultural themes represented on Cape Cod. Quotes highlight themes that the museum's exhibits encompass, along with artwork from prominent artists. In the atrium, the museum offers highlights of the Cape's complex natural composition. Realistic models of native plants and mounted animal specimens emphasize the rich and diverse natural history of the Outer Cape. Displays cover salt marsh plants and animals, beach dynamics, upland plant communities and prominent residential and migratory birds.

Salt Pond Visitor Center is located at 50 Nauset Road, at the corner of Nauset Road and Route 6 in Eastham. Hours: daily 9 AM to 4:30 PM (increased hours during the summer). Phone: (508) 255 - 3421.

The Province Lands Visitor Center is located at 171 Race Point Road, off Route 6, at the northern end of Cape Cod National Seashore in Provincetown. The visitor center is approximately one mile from Provincetown center. It is open daily from Memorial Day through October 31, from 9 AM to 5 PM. (508) 487 - 1256.

The observation deck at this Visitor Center provides a 360-degree view of the Province Lands dunes, the Outer Beach and the Atlantic Ocean. From this location you can see Race Point Ranger Station, Race Point Beach, the Old Harbor Life-Saving Station and the Pilgrim Monument in Provincetown. Exhibits about local plants and animals and the Pilgrim's landing in Provincetown are featured.

The indoor theater routinely screens 5 short films daily on a rotating schedule. Eastern National has a bookstore with books, tapes, videos, toys and gifts all related to some aspect of Cape Cod and the National Seashore.


James Tuttle

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
A Wealth of Information...Always a learning experience. So much to see at The Cape Cod National Seashore Salt Pond Visitor Center ! All of the Park Rangers are Knowledgeable and Very Helpful. Our Questions were all answered with a smile..Family Friendly.The beginning of The Cape Cod National Seashore . Many National Seashore Sites Along the way from here to Provincetown being the Tip of Cape Cod .Beautiful Beaches and Trails along with Much More. True Cape Cod at its Best !

M Wojnar

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Despite being there during a tropical depression, we found great activities to do in and near the visitors center. I highly recommend the junior ranger program!

Joyce Payne

Monday, March 12, 2018
Great place to visit no matter what the season. Nice well supplied gift shop and small museum is very informative

Eric&Jennifer Bone

Friday, March 2, 2018
Walked from Coast Guard Beach to the Eastham Visitors Center: Beautiful views and a friendly welcome at the clean and modern visitors center. Nice way to spend an hour or two!

Kevin Weber

Friday, March 9, 2018
Highly recommend the movies at the visitors center, they're somewhat dated but still very interesting and relevant

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