What is it about this narrow land that has for over 350 years attracted and nurtured so many creative and adventurous people? The Museum collection reveals many important clues: reminders of the social, cultural and economic milestones of Wellfleet’s diverse and fascinating history. The eclectic assemblage of artifacts in the permanent exhibits represents the unique character of Wellfleet’s history of whaling, fishing, oystering, farming, shipping (and wrecking), surf lifesaving, salt making, and the worldwide voyages of its residents.



Annual Meeting

Members are invited to join us for the annual meeting on August 23rd at the Chequessett Yacht & Country Club. At 4:00 PM there will be a social with light refreshments and a cash bar. At 4:30 PM the meeting will begin. 

Cemetery Walking Tours

Second and fourth Tuesday in July and August. Visit with those who influenced Wellfleet in ways that still reverberate today. Details found in programs and events. 

Special Exhibit - Wellfleet's  Railroad

Who doesn't like a train? Follow the history of the railroad's effect on Wellfleet and Cape Cod from 1870 to present. Two rooms packed with memorabilia that will interest youth while evoking nostalgia among those who remember when . . . 

Summer Morning on Cape Cod

Picture a late rise on a beautiful Cape Cod morning. Start the day with tea in the garden. Three eras of pink morning robes on the porch overlooking the garden.  

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These two online resources, the time line and collections database,  are available to the general public. Please feel free to explore them. We welcome your comments!

If you haven't read our newsletter from 2016 it is posted below. 

The Museum IS OPEN for  the season of 2017

Hours of operation:

Tuesday 9-5

Wednesday 2-5

Thursday 2-5

Friday 9-5

Saturday 2-5

Closed Sunday and Monday