A visit to Cape Cod is not complete until you have come to the Cape Cod Maritime Museum! Nestled at the head of Hyannis Harbor next to beautiful Aselton Park, the museum not only holds a unique collection of artifacts, models and fine art but also offers visitors outdoor seating overlooking the harbor for a bit of rest and relaxation.
Head into the museum and see our real treasures.
Your tour begins with a hands-on knot tying display. After mastering the art of typing slip-knots or bowlines learn about the rich history of the Cape Cod Maritime Academy. In the center of the exhibit hall is a re-creation of Pete Culler's wooden boat workshop. See tools that are used in the process of boat building and occasional demonstrations by our local interpreter. As you move through the museum you will learn about the art of wooden model boats and the history of lightships as well as enjoy the largest private scrimshaw collection publicly displayed on Cape Cod.
Wander into our maritime fine arts gallery where you will discover the power of art to capture stories of the sea as eight, internationally acclaimed maritime artists showcase their work!
Head downstairs to the Cook Boat Shop which is a working exhibit space for traditional contemporary boat building including restoration projects on historic Cape Cod water craft. Across the way is the Preservation Boat Shed that holds a collection of Cape Cod wooden boats.
Your visit is not complete without a stop in our gift shop where you will find many books on maritime history, children's items, Cape Cod Maritime Museum logo wear, signed prints, puzzles, jewelry and more!
Hours of Operation
Tuesday thru Saturday
10am - 4pm
12pm - 4pm
STUDENTS (6 and older) & SENIORS $5.00
MILITARY & VETERANS Free
CHILDREN 5 & UNDER Free
We want to thank the following sponsors for their support. With their generosity, we have been able to offer more programming to the public.
Pirate's Ball Sponsor
We would like to thank the iHeart Media group for being our media sponsor. They will be giving away 2 pairs of tickets to the events, so tune in!
We work closely with our partners, enabling you to enjoy your visit to Hyannis and Cape Cod. Please visit our partners during your visit.
Movie Night Underwriters
Cape Cod Maritime Museum would like to thank the following people for their support regarding the August 3rd screening of Andrew Fone's movie Where Dreams are Made - A Year at Crosby Boat Yard.
Tricia and Frank Saul
In grateful appreciation of the entire Crosby family
In loving memory of Bruce Steere and David Steere
In honor of Dr. Alfred L. Hurst, "Relentless" Wianno Sr. #155, 1973
Peggy Rowland, Sotheby's International Realty
In honor of Kathleen Capo of the Osterville Historical Museum and Craig Ashworth of the Cape Cod Maritime Museum
William R. and Judith A. Davis
The Mann Family, in honor of the Stone Horse Fleet