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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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  • We went thinking we'd be there for about an hour, maybe! We left 3 hours later-We took a tour, but the "additional" tour guides who were in each room were unbelievably well versed in everything in the...  more »
  • I've been coming to Chatham for 20 years and finally got it together to see the Atwood House. Very nice little museum. The original house is wonderfully preserved and the additional historical informa...  more »
  • There is a lot of local history packed in this charming museum. Spend about 21/2 hours touring the 1720 Captain Joesph Atwood House and other exhibits. The cost of admission, $10, included a guided to...  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

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