Cape Cod & Falmouth Spring to Life

We opened for the season on April 30th.  It was wonderful to start off the the season with returning guests.   The weather was perfect for relaxing, reading and catching up on past events.  A day of stormy seas made for great shelling the next day! Its seems that many things are springing to life on Cape Cod.  The Falmouth Museums on the Green is getting ready for the new season.  Below is information regarding their opening and may be of interest to many coming this summer and fall.  I hope you find this information useful.

The Falmouth Historical Society and the Museums on the Green, 55-65 Palmer Avenue, Falmouth, MA, will open for the summer and fall public visitation season on Tuesday, May 22nd. The Museums will be open Tuesday through Friday, 10 am to 4 pm and on Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm. Admission is $5 for adults.  Children under 12 are free. Members of the Historical Society, and of Highfield Hall, will receive complimentary tours of the Museums on the Green as well as Highfield Hall.


The Museums feature the 1730 Conant House, which includes exhibits on Falmouth’s maritime and whaling past; Falmouth-born author, Katharine Lee Bates, writer of (among other things) “America the Beautiful”; and other rotating exhibits. Exhibits for the season include “Curiosities of Falmouth” and “Presidential Politics and Women’s Suffrage.”

The 1790 Dr. Francis Wicks House showcases a Federal-period house demonstrating how a post-Revolutionary War-era doctor would have lived. (Guided tours of the Wicks House are required.)  The Hallett Barn Visitor’s Center has rotating exhibit spaces, includingFalmouth’s role in the Civil War.


The first week, all admissions will be no charge.  And, all through the season, any resident ofFalmouthwill be admitted at no charge on Fridays.

For more information, call the Historical Society at 508-548-4857 or log onto the website:




Written by Liz Bailey

Liz Bailey

Liz Bailey is co-owner of Baileys by the Sea, a Cape Cod Bed & Breakfast in Falmouth, MA.

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