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History Buffs Will Love It!

My friends and I had a reunion down the Cape this past weekend and we visited the Chatham Marconi... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2019
Don't need to be a radio nut to appreciate this miuseum

We came across this museum by chance while wandering around post-tourist season Cape Cod. I am a... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2018
Boston, Massachusetts
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Museum, Education, Lectures, and more! Founded in 2002, the Chatham Marconi Maritime Center sits on the 11.3-acre, 10-building campus which comprised the former Marconi/RCA Wireless Receiving Station, once the busiest ship-to-shore station on the...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
847 Orleans Rd, North Chatham, Chatham, MA 02650-1165
+1 508-945-8889
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Reviewed 23 January 2019

My friends and I had a reunion down the Cape this past weekend and we visited the Chatham Marconi Maritime Center. Our leader, Diane, is a huge WWII buff and also had recently read a book about Marconi and Tesla. Well, didn't we have fun...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 November 2018

We came across this museum by chance while wandering around post-tourist season Cape Cod. I am a long-time radio hobbiest. My wife is a long-suffering spouse of a radio hobbiest. I had no idea that this museum even existed on the site of the old...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 26 October 2018

As a RMS Titanic historian I had always known Marconi's connection. Also studying WWII history. I was brought to this beautiful place of history. My grandfather used to take me to Wellfleet beach where a plaque use to stand commemorating Marconi's work here in the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 8 October 2018

I admit I am a learning geek and this hit my sweet spot. Great films to view, people with firsthand knowledge and patience to teach and displays well curated to explain the significance of the site and the technology. We got there only 1/2 hour...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 6 October 2018

The exhibits are site-specific, rooted in what took place right there, but with national significance, providing insight into the overall history of the 20th century. The docents are extremely well-informed, friendly, and eager to answer questions, plus provide hands on opportunities, such as the demonstration...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Stopped by after lunch inChatham. Have driven past vefore, but never stopped. Super great exhibits and Tom, our docent, was great. All ages should stop. Joe

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

The staff are incredibly helpful and know their stuff cold. They answered all our questions. Marconi, wireless communications with ships along the Eastern seaboard, WWI & WWI, cyphers, a real Enigma machine, and fascinating books for purchase about period events. This place is a hidden...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lee M
Reviewed 26 September 2018

Last year was my first time visiting the Marconi Maritime center and it was amazing. I was certain there would be nothing new to see this year, but I was very wrong! There was new information and different exhibits, a new movie explaining the lace....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 25 September 2018

We had never heard of this facility and stumbled across it on a weekend trip to Chatham. What a delightful surprise. The staff are all extremely knowledgeable and helpful, answering all our questions. Some staff had actually been engineers during the facility's operational period. We...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Just spent a delightful couple of hours at the Chatham Marconi Maritime Museum in Chatham MA. The docents were friendly and informative . The displays chronicle wireless communication. Very impressive.

Date of experience: September 2018
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8 May 2018|
Response from Dorothy B | Property representative |
Hi rnjcour, I'm sorry to say that we haven't officially opened for the season yet, but will you be around this weekend? We are open Friday from 1pm-4pm, and on Saturday for a new exhibit grand opening. Here are the full... More
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Response from caiogirl | Reviewed this property |
if not on the website, a phone call should do it. Sorry, not sure re: October
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Response from KBTM | Reviewed this property |
7.50 but pass is good for 24 hours.