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French Cable Station Museum
Category: Monument + Museum
41 S. Orleans Rd., Orleans, MA 2631
508.240.1735


The 1890 French Cable Station Museum was the stateside landing point for the 3,000-mi-long transatlantic cable that originated in Brittany. Another cable laid between Orleans and New York City completed the France-New Yo...   more

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Jericho House and Barn Museum
Category: Monument + Museum
Old Main Street and Trotting Park, Dennis, MA 2675
508.394.0260


For a century and a half, this classic 1801 Cape house remained in the family of its builder, Capt. Theophilus Baker, and was the model for Richard Henry Danas Two Years Before the Mast. Its mostly Federal furnishings em...   more

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New England Quilt Museum
Category: Monument + Museum
18 Shattuck St, Lowell, MA 1824
978.452.4207


The museum was founded in 1987 by the New England Quilter's Guild to preserve quilts that are part of America's textile and weaving history. It is one of only a handful of museums nationwide devoted to quilting. VITAL IN...   more

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Orleans Historical Society at the Meeting House Museum
Category: Monument + Museum
3 River Rd, Orleans, MA 2631
508.240.1329


Other towns may have fancier facilities to house their historical societies, but few have quite so colorful a history as Orleans -- the only town on the Cape with a non-English, non-native name. Upon separating from East...   more

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The American Textile History Museum
Category: Monument + Museum
491 Dutton St, Lowell, MA 1824
978.441.0400


Our renovated 1860 textile machine factory brings the sights, sounds and beauty of spinning and weaving to life. Located on the Western Canal, in Lowell-birthplace of the American textile industry. A delicious lunch is t...   more

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Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company Museum
Category: Monument + Museum
Faneuil Hall 4th Floor, Boston, MA 2110
617.227.1638


Protecting their settlements: chartered by Governor John Winthrop in 1638, the company was one of the first military organizations in the colonies. VITAL INFO: Best suited for all age groups We are open year-round Armory...   more

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Berkshire Museum
Category: Monument + Museum
39 South St, The Berkshires, MA 1237
413.443.7171


It began in 1903 as the Museum of Natural History and Art, words chiseled in stone above the entrance. The holdings bounce from Babylonian cuneiform tablets to tanks of live fish to archaeological artifacts like a delica...   more

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Blue Hills Trailside Museum
Category: Monument + Museum
1904 Canton Ave, Boston, MA 2126
617.333.0690


This museum at the 7,500-acre Blue Hills Reservation recreation area is fun for all ages and especially popular with the under-10 set. The museum is at the foot of Great Blue Hill, a 20-minute drive south of Boston. Here...   more

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Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum
Category: Monument + Museum
11 Strawberry Lane, Yarmouth, MA 2537
508.362.3021


Typical of the sumptuous tastes of the time, this 1840 Greek Revival house is named for the China Trade seafarer who lived here from 1863 to 1893. The Historical Society of Old Yarmouth, which oversees the property, has ...   more

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Chatham Railroad Museum
Category: Monument + Museum
153 Depot Rd, Chatham, MA

Even if youre not a railroad fanatic, its worth visiting this beautiful 1887 depot to imagine the sights that would greet a Victorian visitor. To begin, the building itself is a Railroad Gothic work of wooden art, topped...   more

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