Old Cape Cod Schoolhouse Museum a Trip Down Memory Lane
Cape Cod is full of charm and wonderful winter activities, but one of the best things to do during Cape Cod Winter Getaway Packages is to head to see Cape Cod’s beautiful historic homes and attractions.
One historic property that is sure to captivate is the Old Schoolhouse Museum in Eastham, MA. Since old schoolhouses in general are so fascinating – especially for school-age children – this Eastham museum is a real crowd pleaser. That means even the kids will like it!
Touring the The Old Schoolhouse Museum, built in 1869, you’ll be transported back to a bygone era when one-room schools were commonplace throughout rural America. All of the students met in a single room and were taught by the same teacher through eighth grade. Often these schoolhouses were the center and focus for thousands of rural communities, hamlets and small towns. Town meetings and picnics were also held there.
The vast majority of one-room schools in the United States are no longer used as schools and have either been torn down or converted for other purposes. However, in some rural communities, including among the Amish, one-room or two-room schools are still used, primarily for elementary education, with students graduating to local or regional middle and high schools.
The Old Schoolhouse Museum is listed in the National Register of Historic Places – and has truly become a New England treasure.
A Cape Cod vacation – even in the winter – is also a trip back in time – especially if a visit to the Old Schoolhouse Museum is on your itinerary.
Check out some of the great package deals at the many Cape Cod accommodations - and take advantage of off-season savings. Don’t forget the camera!