Lovers of land and sea can wander the quiet galleries of the Cape Cod Maritime Museum and gain unlimited access to historical documents, impressive models and incredible art. Travelers say the intimate space, which warmly welcomes visitors from across the globe, has a charming vibe and friendly, knowledgeable staff, too. The unique boathouse showcases some of the best of wooden boats and a boatbuilding workshop in the museum’s basement offers travelers a behind the scenes look at how these beautiful old-school vessels are made. Guides and craftsmen will share stories about the old-world art and explain how the Cape Cod Maritime Museum helps local schools apply math and science concepts from the classroom in the real world. It’s the perfect way to spend a few afternoon hours before heading to the nearby harbor for a boat cruise or a meal.
The museum is located at 135 South Street in Hyannis near the Inner Harbor. It is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Sunday from noon until 4 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.