Despite its splendor and beauty, there are winter days on Cape Cod when the blahs are sure to set in. The good news? The region offers plenty of ways to beat those blahs as visiting the best Cape Cod museums is one of the best things to do on Cape Cod in winter. Museum excursions are great fun for the whole family – especially in the winter when crowds are minimal and affordable Cape Cod Winter Vacation Packages abound.
Here are the some of the best Cape Cod museums that’ll keep you entertained (and warm) during a Cape Cod winter.
1. Cape Cod Museum of Natural History – 17,000 square feet of exhibit space an 80 acre site abutted by 300 acres of conservation land all dedicated to the natural history of Cape Cod. Visitors will find All manner of exhibits dealing with the flora and fauna of the Cape as well as walking trails, nature tours, aquariums and a museum store and library. Located at 869 Route 6A, Brewster.
2. Sandwich Glass Museum – Starting in the early 19th century Sandwich transitioned from an agricultural community to a a center for art glass and glass making. The Sandwich Glass Museum features locally crafted decorative glassware from the 1820’s to the early 1900’s as well as information on the areas glass making history. Located at 129 Main Street, Sandwich.
3. John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum – Cape Cod excursions were a big part of the life of one of Americas most beloved presidents, John F. Kennedy. The JFK Hyannis museum chronicles the fun filled days the president spent on the Cape through videos photos and oral histories spanning almost 30 years. Located at Old Town Hall, Hyannis.
4. Chatham Railroad Museum – The Chatham railroad museum is a treasury of railroad history. The museum houses everything from model trains to telegraph equipment to a fully restored early 1900’s wooden caboose. Admission is free. Located at Old Chatham Railroad Co. Station, Depot Road, Chatham.
5. Thornton W. Burgess Museum – This museum, dedicated to the author of many beloved children’s stories such as Peter Cottontail, is an 18th century home once owned by Burgess’s Aunt Arabella and containing artifacts from the author’s life as well as much of his original works. The grounds also feature a swan and duck pond, herb garden and a gift shop stocked with many books of Burgess’s books.
Make Cape Cod your family destination this winter, and come explore the area’s rich intellectual history and art. Take advantage of the best Cape Cod Hotel Deals – and make the region your family vacation destination.