There’s no better way to explore Cape Cod than on foot, where you can take in the sights, sounds, scents, and scenery first-hand.
Whether you want the focus to be on history, architecture, or culture, there’s tour for you. Pause and check out sea captain’s homes. Peer closer at garden plantings. Stop in at small businesses. Peruse. Sample. Slow down. Tune in. It’s not too complicated, so long as you bring a comfortable pair of shoes.
September 23 and 30, 12:00 pm
Join one of our naturalists and explore the world outside the Museum. Our naturalist will explain the various plants, animals, habitats, and other ecological features along the John Wing Trail.
These walks are approximately 90 minutes over somewhat challenging terrain. Free with Museum admission.
September 30, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Come tour lovely homes in West Falmouth and the surrounding area and enjoy entrance to the boutique which will be selling handmade gifts and decorations. A cafe will serve light refreshments and you can place bids on silent auction items.
Nightly, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, through 11/15
Join professional Ghost Hunters as they walk you through the historic and haunted “Old Kings Highway”. Visit Cobb’s Hill Cemetery where strange and unusual things have occurred and places like the Hedge House where a mischievous specter lurks in the windows. The tour ends at the actively haunted “Old Jail” built in 1690’s by the order of Massachusetts Bay Colony Courts.
Mondays & Fridays, 7:00 – 10:00 pm, through 11/12
Bring your camera and join us on this one of a kind walking tour with professional Ghost Hunters, hear haunting tales that trouble the town, and investigate a known haunted cemetery. We provide digital voice recorders, so you can learn how to collect EVP’s (Electronic Voice Phenomenon) also known as “recording voices of the dead”.
Sunday Estate Walks
October 7 and 21, 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Experience the arts, explore nature, and appreciate history. Docents tell the story of the Beebe family who built both Highfield Hall and its sister mansion Tanglewood on their magnificent 700-acre estate. Learn about how their land later became Beebe Woods, Falmouth Hospital, Falmouth Academy and so much more.
Self-guided Walking Tours
For some of the best views of historical Cape Cod sea captains’ homes, walk along the Captain’s Mile. As you make your way along this scenic stretch, you’ll get a glimpse into the life of some of the Cape’s past and prominent seafaring captains.
Once occupied by the native Pawkannawkut Indians, Bass River Village is home to more than 50 structures built before the 1900’s. By the turn of the 19th century, the village developed a maritime economy and became one of the main economic centers of Barnstable.
Walk at your own pace to sites in downtown Hyannis significant to the Kennedy family. At each of 10 sites, an informational sign, and links to video and audio information, uncovers stories and history about the Kennedys on Cape Cod. The entire walking trail is 1.6 miles long and may be visited in any order.
Image credits: Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Cape Cod Paranormal Research Society, Historical Society of Old Yarmouth, Dellbrook | JKS, Highfield hall & Gardens, Kennedy Legacy Trail
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