100 Trowbridge Road
Bourne, MA 02532
Phone: (508) 759-0800
Fax: (508) 759-4575
In 1627, a trading post was built here to encourage commerce among Native Americans, Dutch colonists and the Pilgrims of Plymouth. It is believed that this was the first commercial establishment in the New World. In the 1920s the area was excavated and the original foundation was discovered, along with a rune, stone experts believe came from the Viking era (around 1000 CE). Also on the grounds are a windmill, herb and wildflower gardens, and a trail along the canal.
Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical High School is a regional high school that serves students from the towns of Bourne, Falmouth, Marion, Sandwich and Wareham. During the summer months, the school hosts the Bourne Brewers, part of the Cape Cod Baseball League.
Buzzards Bay Park lies on the banks of the Cape Cod Canal just a short distance from the railroad bridge. It is a popular tourist attraction and is also a venue for the annual Bourne Scallop Festival that takes place here around September. The park is accessible by road and is also used for hosting concerts and other cultural events.
Set in the quaint village of Onset, the Onset Pier is one of the town's attractions and important places to be in. For all your cruises and boating as well as fishing expeditions, this is the starting point. It also gives you access to the beach. Stroll along this dock to get a glimpse of the water activities.
These former Plantations are a complex of museums devoted to early American life. The art museum contains antique toys and the largest collection of Currier and Ives lithographs in the country. A 1912 carousel is a favorite with children. A replica of a Shaker roundhouse contains antique cars. Antique firearms and uniforms are on display in the Military Museum. Charles Dexter, the original owner, spent years here planting and perfecting varieties of rhododendrons. Call ahead or visit the website to know more.
The Hoxie House is an historic structure in Sandwich. The house is regarded to be one of the oldest standing saltbox house.
This old grain mill has seen many years of work and still continues to serve its purpose. This grist mill attracts visitors wanting a peek into the olden ways . Do call ahead for more details.
The Wing's Neck Light is a significant lighthouse structure in the U.S. State of Massachusetts. The lighthouse dates back to the 1840s era and stands magnificently even today. It was included in the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.
Wareham High School in a public school that serves under 1000 students from the Lower Cape area. During the summer, the school's athletic field hosts the Wareham Gateman, one of the teams of the Cape Cod Baseball League.
Although owned privately, the Elnathan Nye House makes it's way to the National Historic Register. The house is well preserved examples of the 18th century architecture and is said to be one of the oldest buildings standing still. This beautiful house with a garden on the fore front and a picnic table on the outside is absolutely beautiful. The interiors is more like a palace and is stunning in it's appearance.
Built on the tiny Bird Island, this historic lighthouse is steeped in over 190 years of history. Originally bought by the government from a private owner, this little island off Sippican Harbor in Massachusetts cost a mere two hundred dollars! The first keeper, William Moore, a veteran of the 1812 War, began his post in 1819. Rumor has it that Moore murdered his wife and her body is supposedly buried on the island, although no evidence of remains has ever been found. Legend has it that the island is now cursed and the deceased wife haunts it. Today the island (but not the tower) can be visited during September through April. The months of May through August are off limits because the island serves as a nesting ground for the endangered Roseate Tern.
The Wampanoag are among the most celebrated of the Native Americans, in no small part due to their aiding of the Pilgrims way back in 1620. Visit the Wampanoag and learn of their history and culture.