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!

House Tour (7/24/16) 

11 AM-4PM

This year we have six exceptional houses that span over 300 years of the history of Wellfleet. We have a sensitively restored 18th century Cape Cod home from the early days of self-sufficient seamen and farmers; two 19th century Greek Revival homes from the early days of development of Wellfleet’s town center; two early 20th century summer cottages from the beginning of the tourism industry and a contemporary home that reflects Wellfleet’s current reputation as an artistic community. Each uniquely illustrates a different phase of Wellfleet’s history.

Tickets are available at the museum, Abiyoyo, the Newcomb Hollow Shop, and Wellfleet Chamber of Commerce, or on-line through Everbrite. (details to follow)




presented In partnership with the Cape cod modern House Trust (CCMHT)

Featuring Art and Design of Wellfleet’s Mid-Century Children’s Books 

Julia Kepes

Julia Kepes

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.


Visit our museum on Main Street.

Tuesday and Friday     9am - 5pm                           Wednesday,  Thursday and Saturday   2 - 5pm
NEW!   Saturday Gallery Night     6 - 8 pm
NEW !   Sunday Hours   2 - 5 pm

And don't forget our historical walking tours on Tuesdays and Fridays leaving the museum at 9:30 am.

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Enter to win a classic 12’ skiff designed by the Alexandria Seaport and custom built by Walter Baron of Old Wharf Dory Co., Wellfleet. Ticket sales will benefit the Museum’s restoration and renovation project.

Drawing Sunday October 18TH at Oyster Fest

Winner need not be present to win                          Tickets:       $10 each - 5 for $40
Available at the Museum