Aptucxet Trading Post may have the earliest remains of a Pilgrim building. The known facts present a fascinating story, not only of an antique building but also of Bourne's participation in 17th-century events.
The structure existing today is a replica erected on the original foundation which was archaeologically excavated in the 1920's, and is surrounded by 12 acres of recreational land.
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The Aptucxet Trading Post may have the earliest remains of a Pilgrim building. The Aptucxet Trading Post structure existing today is a replica erected on the original foundation which was archaeologically excavated in the 1920′s, and is surrounded by 12 acres of recreational land. There is a wildflower garden on the grounds at the Aptucxet Trading Post Museum Complex.
Aptucxet Trading Post Museum Complex is open Memorial Day Weekend through Columbus Day Weekend.
Due to safety concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic, masks are required to be worn while visiting the Museums at Aptucxet, and social distancing protocols should be followed at all times. For the 2021 season, the Museums at Aptucxet will only be open on Fridays and Saturdays.
Open by appointment for bus tours and school groups year round. Contact BourneHistoricalSociety@comcast.net or call 508-759-8167 for more information.
The Bourne Historical Society, Inc., is a not-for-profit organization. The charge for admission to the Aptucxet Trading Post Museum and its grounds are:
|Seniors, Military and AAA
|Groups of 10+
Special rates are available for students and pre-arranged group tours 508-759-9487. We have a turnaround for buses to drop visitors off at the Trading Post, with a parking area near the Trading Post Gift Shop.