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History packed!

This was on my radar which vacationing in Cape Cod because my son loves military history. We... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2018
Hilton, New York
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well worth getting out of a hotel room and explore

being something of a local military museum fan I really enjoy finding these out of the way place to... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
Whittier, California
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3353 Main St, Barnstable, MA 02630-1262
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Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

This was on my radar which vacationing in Cape Cod because my son loves military history. We stopped on our way to the whale watch. We spent about 45 minutes which was plenty for the 4 kids but we could have stayed longer. There is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 11 August 2018

being something of a local military museum fan I really enjoy finding these out of the way place to visit this fit the bill spend the hour NO elevator access to upstairs so be advised

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

A great deal has happened in the waters off of Cape Cod and the U.S. Coast Guard has been there completing their life-saving mission. This museum will tell you about some of the more famous feats and give you a first-hand look at the equipment...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank francom367
Reviewed 15 May 2018

Packed full of stuff about the coastguard service and it's history. Many of the exhibits deal with the last 50 years because easier to get stuff but overall a gem. Had an interesting discussion with the curator which brought it to life.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank David282xyz
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

You can tour this museum on your own using the audio guide or walk through with one of the nice volunteers. The man who accompanied us was sincere in his appreciation of the Coast Guard and its history. We enjoyed it very much and learned...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank ILoveTexas
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We came across this by accident while looking for the Old Barnstable Jail of the 1600's. What a pleasant surprise. The museum has so many interesting artifacts as well as historical document and video. Many inclusions were from Cape Cod specific ship wrecks and rescues....More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank SandCadi
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Fascinating museum full of interesting information. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. A great stop as we explored the Cape Cod area.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Jeremy W
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Smaller than I expected but a nice wealth of information. Lots of records and mini replicas. Full uniforms with descriptions.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Laurie L
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

A really great collection of Coast Guard artifacts. I had a one on one guided tour by one of volunteers. A hour should be sufficient to see all the exhibits. The models and model makers are outstanding!

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Michael B
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Lots of great information. Best to get tour with guide. Very knowledgeable guide (Phil) who was in the Coast Guard so had personal stories which added to the experience.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank sumrbabe21
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