No matter what time of year you choose to visit Cape Cod, there is no shortage of things to do. Some people might balk at the thought of traveling to New England in the dead of winter, but the reality is the cold months are the BEST time to come to Cape Cod!
The crowds are minimal. Various Cape Cod Hotels and Resorts run special vacation packages and deals, the restaurants and shops are warm and inviting, and the winter activities are great fun!
Of course, trudging through the snow here on Cape Cod isn’t for the faint of heart. No doubt, it can be cold, windy, and quite snowy on Cape Cod. So what better way to spent a cold winter’s day on the Cape than with a trip to a museum.
Museum excursions are great fun for the whole family – and, quite frankly, there’s no shortage of them in the region. Here are the top five 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. Located at 4 Water Street, Route 130, Burgess.
Cape Cod Vacations
Make Cape Cod your family destination this winter, and come explore the area’s rich intellectual history and art. Be sure to take advantage of one of the many Cape Cod Hotel Packages that are offered through the winter months. These packages will not only save you money – they’ll put smiles on your kids’ faces! Who doesn’t love a weekend trip away? Cape Cod will always be the PERFECT family vacation destination – any time of year.