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Tue, January 22nd, 2019

Eastham

Eastham

Free Summer Band Concerts on Tuesday at 7pm Eastham Windmill Green, Samoset Road at Rte. 6, Eastham

The summer band concert offers an evening of music that includes Broadway tunes, jazz, big band, classical and more from Town Bands and other invited performers. Most, if not all, of the concerts are free and open to the general public.

 

Stop for an early dinner at the Fairway Restaurant or pick up a snack at the Hole In One Bakery.

Gateway to the National Seashore – Nauset Marsh Trail

Starting at Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham, the gateway to the Cape Cod National Seashore, the Nauset Marsh Trail runs 1.6 miles into National Seashore acreage once inhabited by the Nauset Indian tribe and early Cape Cod settlers. Ending at Coast Guard Beach, the trail here provides panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Nauset Lighthouse

The Nauset Light Preservation Society (NLPS) provides public tours of Nauset Lighthouse and the oil house on Sundays from May through late October and also on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during July and August. Educational groups can arrange special tours of the lighthouse at any time of the year by emailing NLPS or calling our message service.  Tours are free and open to the public (donations accepted).

The Three Sisters

In 1836, to help mariners differentiate between the Highland Light in Truro to the north and the Chatham Light in Chatham to the south, it was decided to erect three towers and to burn three lights to mark the dangerous Nauset sand bars off of Eastham.  These lighthouses came to be known as the Three Sisters, some say, because they resembled three girls wearing white dresses and black hats.

The Three Sisters were replaced in the 1920's by the current Nauset Light which is still in operation today.  The Three Sisters can still be visited, however, because they have been preserved in a clearing near the Nauset Light.

Eastham Windmill

Eastham Windmill was built in 1680 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. About 1770, the windmill was ferried on a log raft across Massachusetts Bay to Highlands in Truro. The windmill made its appearance in Eastham by ox-cart in 1793 and was placed near Salt Pond.

Eastham Windmill is open to the public in the summer and offers a rare opportunity to witness the internal workings of an operating windmill. Fresh-ground cornmeal is sold which helps finance the maintenance of the antique structure.

1869 Schoolhouse Museum

This museum is a one-room schoolhouse built in 1869. Exhibits depict the area’s history and include a model schoolroom, farming and household implements, shipwreck treasures, old paper currency, information on the Life Saving Service, Native American artifacts, and a 13-foot jawbone from a 65-foot finback whale.

Swift – Daley House

The Swift-Daley House was built in 1741 by Joshua Knowles. Its bowed roof, wide board floors, deep kitchen fireplace and narrow stairways are typical of early houses built by ship’s carpenters. The house is completely furnished; its collections include examples of period furniture, clothing, china, and quilts. 

Chester Ranlett Tool Museum

Hundreds of tools and implements from the area are on display, including a wooden crankshaft from the old saltworks, a foot-operated grindstone, cranberry sorters and doorposts from the First Eastham Meeting House.

Captain Penniman House

The 1868 French Second Empire style house holds the Penniman family’s written records and artifact collections, which provide glimpses of the places and people that the family visited on their whaling voyages. Theirs is a true life whaling story representative of hundreds of other whaling captains and their families that traveled the globe to pursue whale fishery.

Cape Cod National Seashore Salt Pond Visitor Center

Along with a popular recreation of a Native American village, this museum and visitor center also features exhibits that elucidate the varied array of natural and cultural characteristics that are central to the history and nature of the Cape Cod region. There is a bookstore and a theater, showing four different short films on local history and the environment of the area. Open All Year 9 – 4:30 pm daily, extended hours in the summer.

Fort Hill

This walk in Eastham is fantastic year-round (it can get a bit buggy in the summer). The walk has two parking lots, so people can start from either end. Like the Cedar Swamp, Fort Hill has a boardwalk that meanders through a swampy area. The walk is a bit shorter than the Cedar Swamp and a bit easier too, so people who are intimidated by hills might find some consolation here (however, there are still some hills, so don’t expect flat terrain). There are different trails to take and depending on time, exploration can be fun.

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Midway Motel & Cottages

Midway Motel & Cottages

5460 Rte 6, North Eastham, MA 02651

Phone:(508) 255-3117
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5460 Rte 6, North Eastham, MA 02651

Blue Dolphin Inn

5950 Rte. 6, Eastham, MA 02651

Phone:(508) 255-1159

5950 Rte. 6, Eastham, MA 02651

Captains Quarters

5000 State Highway (Route 6), North Eastham, MA 02651

Phone:(508) 255-5686

5000 State Highway (Route 6), North Eastham, MA 02651

Cove Bluffs Inn

25 Seaview Road, Eastham, MA 02642

Phone:(508) 240-1616

25 Seaview Road, Eastham, MA 02642

Eagle Wing Guest Motel

960 State Highway, Eastham, MA 02642

Phone:(508) 240-5656

960 State Highway, Eastham, MA 02642

Four Points Sheraton Eastham

3800 Rte. 6, Eastham, MA 02651

Phone:(508) 255-5000

3800 Rte. 6, Eastham, MA 02651

Ocean Park Inn

3900 Rte. 6, Eastham, MA 02642

Phone:(508) 255-1132

3900 Rte. 6, Eastham, MA 02642

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