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.
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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The Museum IS OPEN for the season of 2017
The Weekend of Oysterfest the Museum will be open on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM