On a unique and compelling site on Hyannis Harbor, the Cape Cod Maritime Museum serves as a focal point for the Cape and Island’s maritime tradition. Boat building, cultural exhibits, maritime festivals, marine artifacts, shipwrecks, children’s programs and more flow in and out of the museum building on a year-round basis. Outreach programs and collaborations with area schools, museums, historical societies and arts institutions throughout Cape Cod continue to grow, promising new and exciting opportunities to share the maritime experience with residents and visitors alike.
Did you know?
The museum has the largest publicly displayed scrimshaw collection on Cape Cod with maritime projects for children and adults. Also offered are private chartered sails on their catboat, Sarah, a replica of an 1886 Crosby catboat.
The Cape Cod Maritime Museum in Hyannis, naturally overlooking Hyannis Harbor, boasts a vast gallery of history on such a vibrant element of Cape Cod’s structure. As you tour the museum, one finds themselves becoming absorbed in the mariner culture and what it’s like to live this lifestyle.