Our recommendations for the Upper and Mid-Cape tour:
A relaxing driving tour along Route 6A and throughout the upper Cape is a must see for those that are interested in architecture, history and searching for antiques. Route 6A was originally the stage coach road that brought people from Boston to Cape Cod. Historic homes and public buildings dating as far back as 1675 are seen throughout the region. Antique shops can also be found in each of the towns that Route 6A passes through. A drive down to Hyannis is a plus for those who are interested in the Kennedy family and those that may want to view Hyannisport via one of the many mini-cruises departing from the Hyannis Harbor.
- HOXIE HOUSE https://www.capecodmuseumtrail.com/museum-directory/hoxie-house/ One of the oldest, if not oldest, homes on the Cape, built in 1675.
- SANDWICH GLASS MUSEUM https://www.capecodmuseumtrail.com/museum-directory/sandwich-glass-museum/ Watch molten glass, drawn from the furnace, blown and pressed into exquisite shapes and beautiful pieces of glass art
- GREEN BRIAR NATURE CENTER AND JAM KITCHEN https://www.capecodmuseumtrail.com/museum-directory/green-briar-nature-center-and-museum/ A delight for children and adults, a sanctuary of peace and beauty. Stop into the jam kitchen and view the process of making Ida Putnamâ€™s recipes from 1903. You may even see Peter Rabbit!
- HERITAGE MUSEUMS & GARDENS https://heritagemuseumsandgardens.org/ Heritage is Sandwich's premier cultural attraction for people of all ages, with over 100 acres to explore. Specialty gardens, water features and an interactive family-friendly area. Heritage also has three gallery buildings housing automobiles, American folk art, historical artifacts, a vintage carousel, and special exhibitions.
- 1717 MEETINGHOUSE https://www.capecodmuseumtrail.com/museum-directory/1717-meetinghouse-2/ Featuring the 1806 Paul Revere bell that hung in the tower.
- 1736 JOSIAH DENNIS MANSE MUSEUM https://www.capecodmuseumtrail.com/museum-directory/1736-josiah-dennis-manse-museum/ Docents in period costume guide visitors through the air conditioned, barrier free home of the first minister, Josiah Dennis.
- JOHN F. KENNEDY HYANNIS MUSEUM https://www.capecodmuseumtrail.com/museum-directory/john-f-kennedy-museum/ The John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum preserves and promotes the legacy of President Kennedy, his family, and their deep connection to Hyannis.
- HYANNIS KENNEDY LEGACY TRAIL http://kennedylegacytrail.com/ The legacy trail is a walking tour that explores the Kennedy history and lives on Chatham.
- HYLINE CRUISES https://hylinecruises.com/schedules-rates/hyannis-harbor-cruises/ Hyline offers not only ferries to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, they also have several different types of boat tours throughout the Hyannis Harbor and deep sea fishing packages.
- COBB HOUSE https://www.capecodmuseumtrail.com/bringing-the-sea-captains-world-to-life-in-brewster/ One of many sea captains homes in Brewster and was built in 1799. It is open for viewing life as it was over 200 years ago.
- Gray’s Beach http://capecodonline.com/cape-cod-beaches/yarmouth/grays-bass-hole-beach/ Walk along the boardwalk that extends over the salt marshes and discover some of the most beautiful views of the Cape. Especially glorious during sunsets and provides the setting for truly stunning photographs.