Arts & Culture

Well known as a haven for artists, Cape Cod has been the subject of, the influence on, and the inspiration for generations of creative types. Here you’ll find more galleries, cultural events and other arts opportunities to partake in than almost anywhere else in the country. Since the Cape Cod School of Art was established in Provincetown in 1899, artists from near and far have flocked to all parts of the Cape for its many workshops, classes and arts programs.


Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill
10 Meetinghouse Road, Truro

Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, located in the dunes of Truro within walking distance to Cape Cod Bay, provides an inspirational environment for workshops in the arts for all levels of interest from beginner to experienced practitioner. Our faculty consists of prominent artists in the fields of painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, writing, poetry and much more. Castle Hill also offers a series of lectures, poetry readings, gallery exhibitions and special events featuring local and visiting writers and artists. This summer the Bread and Puppet Theater, our Distinguished Artists & Writers Chair, will give a performance on August 26th and a week-long workshop beginning August 23rd. Call us at 508-349-7511 for more information on all events and workshops.


Vintage In Vogue
31 Main Street, Orleans

Vintage in Vogue and the Vintage in Vogue Bridal Shop are Cape Cod’s ultimate shopping experience for ladies’ and men’s antique and vintage clothing. Timeless fashions from frolic to formal that span the decades 1870 to 1970. Hats, dresses, vintage beach wear, lingerie, purses, shoes, costume jewelry and a vast selection of vintage wedding gowns. In-house custom tailoring and couturier alteration services. Visit our location inside Whaler’s Wharf, 237 Commercial Street, Provincetown, 508-255-1826. All shops open daily May through October.

West Barnstable Tables
2454 Meetinghouse Way, Route 149, West Barnstable

We’ve been creating handmade furniture since 1970. Primitive furniture made
form antique woods and also new hard woods such as Cherry, Tiger and Curly Maple. It’s worth the trip to browse our large barn showrooms. Open seven days 9am-4pm. 508-362-2676


The Academy of Performing Arts
120 Main St., Orleans

Celebrating Over 40 years as a vibrant arts institution! This wonderful theater in Orleans that was once the Town Hall has been converted into a unique and intimate 162-seat (air conditioned!) arena-style theater. This true community theater featuring local stars brings the audience into the world of each performance and captures the essence of live theater. This summer join us for A Chorus Line, Grease the musical, Vana, Masha, Sonya & Spike & one of our great concerts! Open year round the APA offers an array of dramas, musicals, and seasonal children’s theatre – Summer 2016 is Disney’s The Jungle Book, Jr.! We’ll see you at the Playhouse! 508-255-1963


Adventure Park at Heritage Museums and Gardens
67 Grove Street, Sandwich

Zip lines and challenge bridges between tree platforms on four acres of beautiful forest. Choose from five different, “aerial trails” for kids, teens, adults and groups, ages seven and older. Trails range from beginner to advanced, plus walking paths for non-climbers. Natural fun and learning. Buy timed tickets for a two-hour climb or combo tickets for the full Heritage experience of climbing, plus garden and exhibit access. 508-866-0199

Cape Cod Maritime Museum
135 South Street, Hyannis

Presenting The Lure & Lore of Marine Art, an exhibition of predominantly 19th century marine art documenting their historical and geographic connections.  Also see the Museum’s permanent collection of scrimshaw, boat building and figureheads, providing visitors with an opportunity to experience the breadth of Cape Cod maritime history.  During the summer, enjoy family activities each afternoon. 508-775-1723

Chatham Marconi Maritime Center
Marconi-RCA Wireless Museum

847 Orleans Road, North Chatham

The museum of the Chatham Marconi Maritime Center.  Explore the rich history of maritime communications in the 20th century in the Wireless History gallery and along the outdoor Antenna Field Trail.  Then see how the technology has evolved in the Wireless of Today gallery. 508-945-8889

Heritage Museums and Gardens
67 Grove Street, Sandwich

Set on 100 stunning acres of gardens, nature trails, and open spaces, Heritage Museums & Gardens is the only place where you can browse through rare works of art, fly through the trees on a zip line, and see iconic antique automobiles all in one day. Explore Hidden Hollow™, an interactive outdoor discovery area for kids of all ages. Take a ride on the vintage carousel. And find your own special spot on the Cape. 508-888-3300

John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum
397 Main Street, Hyannis

Experience the Cape Cod Camelot days of president Kennedy, his family and friends.   John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum features a thematic panorama of photographs, oral and video histories, family tree wall, and artifacts.  Special Exhibit  2015 – Brothers First. Together they changed the nation. From their boyhood seasons in Hyannis Port to the glory days of JFK’s presidency, Jack and Bobby were always brothers first. This exhibit brings to life two men who will never be forgotten. 508-790-3077

Plimoth Plantation
137 Warren Avenue, Plymouth

Plimoth Plantation, less than an hour south of Boston and minutes from Cape Cod, is a living museum dedicated to telling the history of Plymouth Colony from the perspective of both the Pilgrims and the Native Wampanoag people. The museum is a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate that includes the Wampanoag Homesite, 17th-Century English Village, Craft Center, Plimoth Bread Company, Plimoth Grist Mill and Mayflower II, a full-scale reproduction of the original ship that sailed to Plymouth in 1620. The Visitor Center offers an indoor gallery exhibit, Cinema and function facilities. Visit our museum shops for unique, historically-inspired items. Open mid-March through November. 508-746-1622

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