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 9:00 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.

Prior sign-up not required. Meet at the museum at 8:50 AM

August 23, 27 & 30

historic district, cemetery and waterfront tours are all

$10 per person                                                      

Under 12 free accompanied by adult

Weather may force cancellation



Cemetery Walking Tours

Join WHS&M president Dwight Estey for a walk entitled "Still Here", a look at Pleasant Hill and Oakdale Cemeteries. Visit with those inhabitants who shaped and were shaped by this fascinating town. 

Walks will be at 4:30 PM every other Tuesday. Meet at the gate to the cemetery on Gross Hill Road for this 90-minute tour of the past. Prior sign-up appreciated but not required.

August 27

Waterfront Tours: New This Year

Learn about the ever-changing history of Wellfleet’s waterfront. The harbor has been constantly re-shaped by natural and economic forces. Compare today’s harbor to the one described by historians of the past and shown in photos from WHS&M’s archives - and be surprised at the changes.

These tours will be at 4:30 PM every other Tuesday. Meet at the old wooden “L” pier, near the beach sticker office. Prior sign-up appreciated but not required.

August 6, 20

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 this year the United Methodist Church is included. 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 the museum.

The 2019 tour will be held on Sunday, July 28th 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. 

Traci Harmon-Hay, Artist

Traci Harmon-Hay, Artist