A mom and daughter looking at exhibits in one of the top Cape Cod museums.

Learn Something New at Fascinating Cape Cod Museums

While it may not seem like it, vacations are the perfect time to learn or try something new. Maybe that means trying a new type of beer at a Cape Cod brewery or golfing for the first time at a local course. For those planning a getaway to Lighthouse Inn, there are plenty of ways to expand your horizon. Our hotel in West Dennis puts you near countless unique and memorable attractions, including Cape Cod museums.

A Checklist of 5 Incredible Museums

Visiting Cape Cod museums is the perfect addition to any itinerary. Enjoy some alone time if you arrive a few days early for your Cape Cod wedding, or help your children learn something new on a family vacation.

The variety of museums near our oceanfront Cape Cod hotel means there is something everyone will enjoy.

1. Whydah Pirate Museum

Head to this Cape Cod pirate museum to see the world’s first exhibition that features authentic pirate treasure. This attraction houses the largest collection of artifacts recovered from a single shipwreck. Not only are there several exhibit wings, but there is also an on-site conservation lab.

2. Cape Cod Museum of Art

Head to the Cape Cod Museum of Art to take in breathtaking works of art from some of the best artists in the Cape cod region. This museum, founded by artists in 1981, works to celebrate the artistic identity of the Cape, the region, and the Islands. In addition to seven galleries, there is also a sculpture garden.

3. Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

Founded in 1951, the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History strives to encourage and advance people’s understanding of the natural environment. This attraction features two floors of exhibits that explain everything from the coastal change creation of the Cape to Native American presence.

4. Cape Cod Maritime Museum

Learn about the maritime traditions and history that Cape Cod and the Islands are known for at the Cape Cod Maritime Museum. The museum area includes exhibits that tell the tales of whaling, fishing, and more. There is also a fine arts gallery filled with works that showcase the beauty of this region.

5. John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum

Make your way to Hyannis to learn about the legacy of President Kenney, who had a deep connection to Cape Cod. The John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum will teach you why Hyannis Port was considered the Kennedys’ heart and home. Wander the exhibits that highlight the life of the former president and his family.

Reserve Your Oceanfront Cape Cod Home Base

The view of a Cape Cod resort located near area museums.Adventure is all around you when you book Lighthouse Inn as your destination, whether for a family vacation or your dream wedding venue. Check out memorable Cape Cod museums or have fun hiking local trails

No matter where your outings take you, rest easy knowing you have a cozy place to call home. Our Cape Cod resort features a range of accommodation options, all of which provide you with a peaceful escape. To learn which lodging option fits your needs best, call 508-398-2244