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Atwood House & Museum, Chatham

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In 1923, a group of citizens founded the Chatham Historical Society to preserve the history of Chatham; one of Cape Cod's earliest fishing villages. In fact, Samuel Champlain made landfall in Chatham in 1606! There is a stone marker commemorating this event near Stage Harbor. The Society's headquarters is the Atwood House& Museum complex - featuring the historic home owned by Captain Joseph Atwood which was built in 1752. The institution also features a comprehensive archives & research facility, A China trade gallery, A Chatham fishing gallery, The Stallknecht Mural Barn, The Joseph C. Lincoln gallery, and much more.
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  • My companion is a descendant of the Atwoods of Cape Cod, so this was a must visit. At first you might be put off by the admission price and the impression that this is just another old house on the Ca...  more »
  • Most of the places we visited on the Cape were not opened in mid-April. This was true for the Old Atwood House. However, we lucked out. While I was walking around the propter taking pictures through t...  more »
  • From its size, I never would have thought that the Atwood House Museum held so much of interest, and therefore, I underestimated the time needed to properly see it all. I was there for just under 1 1/...  more »
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  • The old lighthouse on display is very interesting. It was used in the 2009 film, The Lightkeepers starring Richard Dreythus and Mamie Gummer.
  • Wonderful little museum with great exhibits.
  • Very interesting, the tour is well worth it
  • If only it was bigger! Interesting place