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Built in the year 1867 in the Greek Revival style of architecture, this two storey historic building served as a school to the local students in the beginning of the 20th Century. Over the years the building not only served as a school but also as a polling place and where a venue where town meetings were held. Today the structure is under the ownership of the Dennis Historical Society and is listed on the U.S National Register of Historic Places. It is usually open to the public during the summer months during the afternoon.
Built during the 16th century, Old Jail in Barnstable is the oldest jail in Massachusetts. Listed on the National Register of Historic places, this famous landmark is also known to be a haunted house that conducts several ghost tours throughout the year. An interesting landmark where in you can see the prisoners names engraved on the walls, age old doors with locks, charred wood and other interesting exhibits and elements. Entry to this spot is free. However, donations are accepted.
United States Customshouse, also known as the Donald G. Trayser Memorial Museum and the Coast Guard Museum is a heritage museum housed within a historic building that was built in 1855 by renowned 19th-century architect Ammi Burnham Young. The structure functioned as a customs duty house and a post office till 1958, by which it had been converted into a museum. Guided tours of the entire building are permitted.
The Village of Barnstable has long been the administrative seat of Cape Cod. One of the seven villages of the Town of Barnstable, the village lies along the north shore of the cape with a bustling core that boasts a variety of historic attractions, specialty shops and quaint B&Bs. At the top of the list of attractions is the stately County Courthouse, followed closely by the 17th-century Sturgis Library. If you're in the market for a good laugh, head to the Barnstable Comedy Club. Other popular activities include waterside dining at the Mattakeese Wharf and whale watching tours aboard the Hyannis Whale Watcher. There are several small beaches, as well, just waiting to be explored.