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, occasional Main Street walks and Bound Brook Island hikes. New for 2016 will be a tour of our oldest cemeteries. Also in the planning stages is a harbor walk. 

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.  

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



Bound Brook Island Hike, 2013

Bound Brook Island Hike, 2013

Bound Brook Island Hike

The Wellfleet Historical Society and Friends of Herring River offer the Bound Brook Island Hike on Friday mornings in July and August.

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.


Please check back for information regarding children's programming at the museum and sponsored elsewhere by the museum.

Annual House & Garden Tour

Wellfleet is proud to be one of the last towns on the Cape 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.

Janet Erickson, pen and ink

Janet Erickson, pen and ink