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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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!

The Museum IS Closed during the off-season

The opening date of WHS&M for 2018 is dependent upon the Phase 1 building schedule. There are still volunteers working on the collections and exhibit planning. Send us an email or call and leave a message if you are interested in volunteering, have an interesting story or wish to donate items.