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As the site of the first Pilgrim landing, and home to some of our country’s oldest art colonies, Cape Cod offers the perfect setting for a wide variety of museums. From the Provincetown Monument and Museum to the Sandwich Glass Museum, Heritage Plantation and John F. Kennedy Museum, visitors can take advantage of changing exhibits. Close to Wequassett is the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, the Railroad Museum, the Cape Cod Museum of Art and a number of local historical societies.
For rainy days or breaks from the sun, you’ll find a few museums near Wequassett Resort and Golf Club. One of them is the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, which has exhibits that feature all of the Cape’s beloved wildlife, including whales, birds and marine life. The museum is set on 300 acres of land along Cape Cod Bay, and it also has three natural trails that leave from the main museum and take you through woodlands, salt marshes and along the coast.
Also nearby is the Cape Cod Museum of Art, which features works by local artists in its seven-room gallery space. There is a sculpture garden, pastry shop and gift shop on the premises, so you can purchase gifts created by the artists showcased at the museum. Pop-culture enthusiasts will love the Heritage Museum and Gardens, which is made up of three different smaller museums that each exhibits an impressive collection of American automobiles. There’s also an American history museum (with a replica of The Temple, the fort where George Washington earned his first Purple Heart), an art museum with a working carousel and endless flower gardens at the Old East Windmill. Directions to these museums, which are all about a 15 to 20 minute drive from the resort, are available from the Wequassett Resort and Golf Club concierge.