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Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum

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Address: Strawberry Lane Common, Yarmouth Port, MA
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+1 508-362-3021

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History runs deep in Yarmouth

The enthusiastic tour guides covered the history and a mystery or two, upstairs and downstairs. As is often the case with tours, it's the side comments that may be the most... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2016
Texas, USA
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Texas, USA
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

The enthusiastic tour guides covered the history and a mystery or two, upstairs and downstairs. As is often the case with tours, it's the side comments that may be the most revealing. Two people on the tour with us said they were from the neighboring town of Dennis. The tour guide said, “Yes, you used to be part of us... More 

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Boston, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Right across from the Edward Gorey house is this fascinating how historic home. There were three nautical families here over time and the home is full of period furniture and pieces including a lockable hat box and lockable tea chest, a glass decorative walking stick and a tin of whiskey, unopened since the days of bootleggers. Apparently enterprising cape dwellers... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I found this museum very interesting especially if you get a docent who brings it to life for you. Interesting portraits and stories of the different captains and their wives. Proclamations by Abraham Lincoln and James Madison on display.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 346 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We opted to skip the beach on our last day and spent some time exploring the area. My boyfriend has an interest in maritime history so we stopped by the Captain Bangs Hallet House for a tour. Our docent was very knowledgable and we learned so much about the history of the area, the home and the esteemed Captains and... More 

1 Thank SweetPea
Merrimack, New Hampshire
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

This was on my friends, "I've always wanted to do this" list. We were lucky to have a small group of six on the tour and this was the perfect size. The house was air conditioned so that made it nice on one of the hot, humid days in August. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the exhibits and... More 

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Sandwich, Massachusetts
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60 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

We had an extensive tour through most of this beautiful old sea captains home by a gentleman who was very well versed in the history of the house and the family who lived there. We came initially to see the silhouette exhibit on loan there, but we found the rest of the house and its history a very interesting experience.

1 Thank capecodken2015
Brewster, MA
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

If you like historical artifacts, you will really enjoy this museum. This is a sea captain's house that has been made into a museum with additional period donations. The docent was very knowledgeable and we thoroughly enjoyed our tour. The highlights were: a gigantic Weeping Beech Tree which felt like a tree house on the ground (the temp is 15... More 

1 Thank CapeCodder48
Alexandria, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 521 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016

American sea captains knew how to live both at sea and in their home ports. Since their wives were in charge of the homesteads during their extensive journeys, these homes show the care and creativity of both husbands and wives in developing places to enjoy limited time together as well as for raising large families. The Bangs Hallet House has... More 

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Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

This is a beautifully restored sea captains home. The docents are excellent and very welcoming. The tour takes 45 minutes to an hour. You will hear the tale of Captain Bangs Hallet along with the history of Yarmouth and the sea trade. It is on historic 6 A and right across the street from the Edward Gorey House which is... More 

2 Thank Midge215
Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts, United States
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32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

If you are interested in the history of Sea Captains and familys this is a unique location to visit. There is a good collection of artifacts as well as the Captains mile in Yarmouth Port on Route 6A.

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