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Race Point Beach , Provincetown
Find crystal clear waters, sweeping sand dunes, and pure white sand off the beaten track at Race Point Beach. The beach gets northern sun all
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Plimoth Patuxet Museums is a living history museum that tells the story of the historic events of America's founding story, the arrival of the Pilgrims in1620; relationship with the Wampanoag Nation; the First Thanksgiving.There are 3 unique exhibit locations at Plimoth Patuxet Museums. o The Mayflower, a full-scale replica of the ship that carried the Pilgrims in 1620 (a gift from England to the U.S. for their help in the war), listed on the National Register of Historic Places.o Plimoth Grist Mill, a working reproduction of the Pilgrims' original 1636 mill on Town Brook.o Plimoth Patuxet campus, includes the Patuxet Homesite, 17th-Century English Village, Craft Center (Plimoth artisans), Rare Breeds Animals.Exhibitions: We Gather Together, Thanksgiving, Gratitude, and the Making of an American Holiday; History in a New Light: Illuminating Archaeology of Historic Patuxet and Plymouth.Seven retail stores that sell Plimoth & local artisan itemsCafe at Plimoth Patuxet
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Specialty Museum
Browse through photos, videos, wall displays, and clips from former President John F. Kennedy's final months on Cape Cod at John F Kennedy Hy
Main Street Hyannis is the heart of this cozy Cape Cod town. You'll find not only a post office, town government offices, a library, and the
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"The Capital of the Cape," Hyannis serves as Cape Cod's main transportation and commercial hub. The harbor, often filled with private vessels maintained by avid boat enthusiasts, has become the main ferry point for transport to Nantucket Island. The seaside atmosphere prevails throughout the town, as dining establishments serve fresh, local fish and are often filled with visitors waiting for their boat's departure. Those without their own vessels can charter a cruise to the nearby islands. The large wooden homes and buildings are often painted white to reflect the sun; some of these are perched on wharfs over the water. You’ll even see short lighthouses in the town paying homage to Hyannis’ connection to the sea. Plan your visit to Hyannis and other destinations in United States using our United States trip planner.

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Where to stay in Hyannis

Most of the town's accommodations are concentrated around the harbor and main street. bed and breakfasts, hotels, and historical inns look out over the water, stand on either side of the main street, or line the narrow side streets. Some of these offer spa services, while others have only basic amenities. Book well in advance, as lodging fills up fast, especially in the summer.
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