Rainy Day Activities in Wellfleet: Historical Society

Find rainy day activities in Wellfleet near our vintage motel. Just a quick drive away is one of the most popular: the Wellfleet Historical Society & Museum. With an eclectic collection of more that 2000 objects and 1200 photographs, the museum traces the sea-faring history of the people of the Outer Cape. Nautical items include 18th- and 19th-century ships’ logs, quarterboards, brass sextants, and box compasses. Discover quirky artifacts like containers for shipping oysters and mackerel. These locale-specific objects help you to fully grasp Wellfleet's prominence in maritime transport. 

Additionally, you'll find household bits and bobs, furniture, toys, and textiles. These heirlooms document Wellfleet’s cultural growth, as well as its infrastructure development. The collection also includes maps, site plans, news documents, and photographs that chronicles Wellfleet’s vibrant tourism industry from the late 1800’s to the present.  

Sunny & Rainy Day Activities in Wellfleet

When the rain eases up, the historical society offers even more. Both day and nighttime walking tours provide an overview of the town’s history as well as anecdotal accounts of long-ago local characters. Tours include daytime town and harbor towns, plus evening cemetery and ghost tours. See historic buildings and explore charming hidden lanes on the downtown walking tour. Learn about the famous Wellfleet oyster on the harbor tour. Hear eerie stories of hauntings past and present on the ghost tour.

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