Marine Biological Laboratory is what Lewis Thomas called the National Biological Laboratory. The laboratory is well furnished and equipped to carry advanced research and training on several topics related to marine biology, including bio-medicine and ecology. Regular tours are conducted here and there is a special visitors center that gives you in-depth details on the facility and the work conducted. To know more, check the website.
A whale watch is a must when visiting Cape Cod. Step aboard a 100-foot boat and travel past the Cape Cod National Seashore to the open ocean. The boats concentrate on an area known as the Stellwagen Bank - a deep fissure in the ocean floor that is home to a favorite whale delicacy, the sand eel. Naturalists narrate during the cruises. There is a snack bar on board and passengers can bring their own picnic. The trip takes about four hours.
A classic 17th-century timber-frame house, the Jabez Howland House is located on 33 Sandwich Street in Plymouth, Massachusetts. This historic house also has the unique distinction of being the only heritage property in the whole of Plymouth where Pilgrims once resided. Featuring a porch, massive hall and a hall chamber, this house served as the living quarters of John Howland and his family. This historic residence was turned into a museum post-1912 when extensive revamping and restructuring work was carried out on the house with the aim to restore its original look.
An English ship, Mayflower, brought with it over 100 pilgrims who landed on the harbor of Plymouth and discovered their newfound freedom in the year 1620. The Plymouth Rock is supposedly the exact spot of the landing of the pilgrims and today a major portion of it is sheltered under a grand canopy made of granite. Located within the Pilgrim Memorial State Park, the rock is one of the major attractions for tourists visiting Massachusetts and with guided tours, people get to learn about the English pilgrims and their heritage.
Formerly, the Twin Lights, the Chatham Lighthouse was built in 1808. Included in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, this lighthouse was established to ensure the safety of ships past the Chatham waters. Today, tours of this lighthouse are offered and visitors can explore the scenic lighthouse trail.
This breathtaking stretch of barrier shoreline and adjacent upland marshes, forests and grasslands offers a protected habitat to dozens of species of wildlife, especially nesting waterfowl. Located on Chappaquiddick Island, it is reachable by boat or, at certain times and with the proper permits, over-sand vehicles. During summer, guided tours can be booked with a naturalist through the Islands Regional Office. The beach is open to everyone, but regulated by the Trustees of Reservations. No camping is permitted.
Cape Cod Beer is a brewery which produces a variety of beers. Book a tasting session and try out their beers which are set off with delicious dishes or attend some of their fun and interesting events.
Cape Cod potato chips are are a favorite around the US, and the unique kettle-cooking method is what makes these famous chips so popular. You can watch the whole process, from peeling to cooking to bagging, at the factory's free, self-guided tour. In fact, they will pay you—you get a free bag of chips at the end of the tour. The Cape Cod Chips gift shop offers a great selection of chips, pretzels, and novelties such as shirts, caps and collectibles.
Delve into the history and significant contributions of the Kennedy's to the city of Hyannis as you take an informative guided tour along the Kennedy Legacy Trail. The tour includes stops at ten famous points in downtown Hyannis that were witness to some of the most important phases of Kennedy history. Each stop has information signs as well as a QR tag that, when scanned using your smartphone, directs you to detailed video presentations. The St. Francis Xavier Church where the Kennedy's worshipped is an architectural highlight of the tour. Do not miss out on this excellent self-guided tour when in the city.
The Hoxie House is an historic structure in Sandwich. The house is regarded to be one of the oldest standing saltbox house.
Although owned privately, the Elnathan Nye House makes it's way to the National Historic Register. The house is well preserved examples of the 18th century architecture and is said to be one of the oldest buildings standing still. This beautiful house with a garden on the fore front and a picnic table on the outside is absolutely beautiful. The interiors is more like a palace and is stunning in it's appearance.