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Atwood House & Museum

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The Atwood museum has evolved into a must experience destination for those curious about Chatham's... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2019
bnc2oths
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Bath, Maine
Fascinating history of Chatham

The Atwood House is a small museum but very much worth a visit. They pack a lot of fascinating... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2018
depomedrol
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Chatham, Massachusetts
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Exhibit hours and days vary throughout the year. For details see our website. Step Back to Cape Cod of centuries past. Your journey begins with a tour of the historical dwelling built circa 1752 by Chatham sea captain Joseph Atwood, and occupied by...more
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347 Stage Harbor Rd, Chatham, MA 02633-2229
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Reviewed 28 January 2019

The Atwood museum has evolved into a must experience destination for those curious about Chatham's unique history. Great period historical home representation along with a enjoyable gift shop! Place this on your to do guide!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 13 November 2018

The Atwood House is a small museum but very much worth a visit. They pack a lot of fascinating information about the history of Chatham into the museum. Some of the exhibits change regularly so it never gets old.The camp from North Beach is a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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ChathamMass, Executive Director at Atwood House & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2018

Thank you for your enthusiastic review!

Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

When we have been on the Cape we’ve passed by this place for many years. During a stormy Saturday in late October we finally went in. We had a tour of the house by a docent which was very informative about the founding of Chatham...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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ChathamMass, Executive Director at Atwood House & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Thank you! We look forward to your next visit. We are planning on producing at least 3 new exhibits in 2019.

Reviewed 12 October 2018

This museum is a must-visit. We've been in Chatham for 30 years and finally made our way to this lovely museum. There are both permanent and temporary exhibits. Kevin Wright did an excellent guided tour of the historic home, part of the permanent exhibit. Also,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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ChathamMass, Executive Director at Atwood House & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2018

Thank you for your kind words and for recognizing our Assistant Director, Kevin Wright! We hope that you will visit us again soon, now that you have found us....and bring along your friends. Note that we will have lots of holiday festivities in December and...More

Reviewed 7 October 2018

This little museum is far more than it appears. It is sophisticated and beautifully set up. The exhibits when we were there were wonderful, interesting and unique. As one who has loved Chatham for a lifetime, it was relevant, informative and revealing of the town...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

Amazing variety of exhibits in a small museum. Docents ensure that the visitor gets the most out of the experience.More

Date of experience: October 2018
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ChathamMass, Executive Director at Atwood House & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Thank you. Yes, we try to offer a range of exhibits and have just opened up a new one this week featuring a local artist. Soon, we will start preparing for our Holiday Special events. We hope that you will come and visit us again...More

Reviewed 3 October 2018

We visited last week, on a very wet day in Chatham, as we were looking for something indoors to do, and most things were closed as it was the end of September. This place was a lucky find, we must have spent a good couple...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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ChathamMass, Executive Director at Atwood House & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Thank you very much! We appreciate your feedback!!!

Reviewed 23 September 2018

You need to go and visit this museum. So much rich history regarding Chatham. The do sins are so knowledgeable. So much more than this house appears to hold. See the movie on the Pendleton that went down in the ocean and the brave men...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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ChathamMass, Executive Director at Atwood House & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

Thank you for your visit! We appreciate your kind words too.

Reviewed 12 September 2018

I visited in September when the hours are limited to 1-4 pm. The best advice I could give a first-time visitor is to arrive when the Museum opens to experience all there is to see without worrying about the time it will be closing. Since...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

We are enjoying a staycation and decided to finally visit the Atwood House in Chatham. We were wowed by the professionalism of the exhibitions as well as surprised at the number of them. The docents were super. The house tour was fun then we had...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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