See Wellfleet by Foot
Much of Wellfleet's history is just a few steps away. Our schedule includes twice-weekly guided tours of the historic district, Bound Brook Island hikes and bi-weekly cemetery tours. .
Most of the walks occur in the summer months, but many of our guides are here year-round. If you have a group that would like to schedule a private tour, please contact us.
Historic District Walking Tours
One of the best ways to see Wellfleet is to walk the village with a local Historian. The Wellfleet Historical Society & Museum hosts guided walking tours every Tuesday and Friday mornings at 9:30 AM during the summer months.
Step back in time, as each tour provides an overview of the town’s history, simple identification of architecture, and anecdotal accounts of long ago characters. Stand before historical buildings, pass by beautiful landmarks, such as Uncle Tim’s Bridge, and walk down charming lanes you may have thought were driveways.
$10 per person Under 12 free accompanied by adult
Cemetary Walking Tours
Join WHS&M president Dwight Estey for a walk entitled "Still Here", a look at Pleasant Hill and Oakdale Cemeteries. Learn about the history of Wellfleet cemeteries and visit with those inhabitants who shaped and were shaped by this fascinating town.
Walks will be at 4:30 PM on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. Meet at the gate to the cemetery on Gross Hill Road for this 90-minute tour of the past.
$10 per person - Please have correct change. Under 12 free accompanied by adult
Bound Brook Island Hike
The Wellfleet Historical Society and Friends of Herring River offer the Bound Brook Island Hike.
There will be three walks held during the 2017 season. Dates will be announced by the second week of July.
Explore Bound Brook Island, bounded on three sides by the Herring River Estuary, on a 3 mile, 2.5 hour hike. Learn about the island's cultural and natural history - its native coastal and land-based natural resources and how people used them. The hike begins at 9 am at the Atwood Higgins House, Bound Brook Island Road, Wellfleet. Registration is required. Register by calling 508-349-9157.
Annual House & Garden Tour
Wellfleet is proud to sponsor an annual House & Garden Tour. Each year we show a variety of architectural styles including Antique, Traditional and Modern. House Tours are considered one of the most popular fundraisers across America and it’s easy to see why: it’s a win-win situation for everyone. When you buy a ticket to our House Tour, you’re getting a wonderful day of entertainment at the same time you’re providing much needed support and revenue to our museum.
The 2017 tour will be held on Sunday, August 6th from 11AM-4PM. Tickets at a cost of $35.00 will be available at the Wellfleet Chamber of Commerce, Newcomb Hollow Shop, Abiyoyo, Wellfleet Historical Museum and thru on-line purchase. Tickets include a description and sketch of each house. Tickets become available approximately the third week in July.