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Atwood House & Museum, Chatham

(4.5/5 based on 45 reviews on the web)
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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  • 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 »
  • We had a great time visiting the museum and North Beach cottage on site. My kids range in age from 6-13 and and they all enjoyed themselves. We could have spent more time but it was closing. Plan to s...  more »
  • We first were given an excellent tour of the historical house built around 1752 by Chatham sea captain Joseph Atwood. The guide was very knowledgeable and provided us with a lot of details about vario...  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.
  • The Atwood House Museum now has 11 galleries and year around activities. The main exhibits are open from June - October, and then there are holiday events in November and December. The archives and research library are open year around by appointment. For more information about hours, days, special events and exhibits, please see the museum website. There is now something for all ages! Be sure to visit soon.
  • Wonderful little museum with great exhibits.
  • Very interesting, the tour is well worth it
  • If only it was bigger! Interesting place