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Cape Cod Canal Visitors Center

Ed Moffitt Drive, across from the Sandwich Coast Guard Station, Sandwich, MA
+1 508-833-9678
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Interesting and Free!

Great for information about the canal. Then you can have a lovely walk along the canal, watching... read more

Reviewed yesterday
winifredholden
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Accrington, United Kingdom
Historical Marvel Still Used Today

This was well worth the drive over from Falmouth. The visitor's center has a great display of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sandra G
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Orlando, Florida
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Corps of Engineers operated visitor center with educational material about the Cape Cod Canal.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good38%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Ed Moffitt Drive, across from the Sandwich Coast Guard Station, Sandwich, MA
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+1 508-833-9678
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Reviewed yesterday

Great for information about the canal. Then you can have a lovely walk along the canal, watching the wildlife and boats,

Thank winifredholden
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was well worth the drive over from Falmouth. The visitor's center has a great display of historical facts and a retired canal patrol boat inside that you can board. There are live radar and canal cams showing boat activity in and approaching the canal....More

Thank Sandra G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum explains the history and purpose of the Cape Cod Canal, and includes a complete retired patrol boat that is fun to explore. As visitors from the other side of the country we had no idea of the importance of the Canal. Quite educational...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I live locally and am affected by the Canal in my daily life. We live in a micro climate caused by the canal, we cross it constantly to get to the "mainland", we walk it's borders and fish it's waters. However, you really don't "know"...More

Thank Margo M
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

This is a terrific spot take bring young children. They have a super fun interactive activities inside.

Thank commander15067
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Stopped here our first day in Cape Cod. Very informative visitor center with plenty of parking. You can stroll the grounds or have a picnic as the ships pass by.

Thank Cary S
Reviewed 21 December 2016

You get a welcome feeling as you enter. You can board a full sized tug boat that is inside the building. Displays and info about the Canal readily available. They also have a small gift shop. Friendly staff. Enjoy!

Thank fishtv2016
Reviewed 3 December 2016

We had a really good welcome and shown around by the lady on reception. Interesting museum, quite small. Huge car park, presumably for when important ships go down the canal

Thank RachelDunsdon
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Cape Cod Canal Visitor Center offers excellent insight into the man-made channel’s origins. The center’s impressively well-designed interactive exhibits entertain young & older kids. They can get inside & Captain a retired 45-foot canal patrol boat "Renier."...More

Thank ChanEvan
Reviewed 11 November 2016

We spent a rainy afternoon exploring the visitor center. The video of the canal's history was very entertaining and educational. It was fun to walk around on the Renier Canal Patrol Boat.

Thank Litchfieldgirl
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