Cape Towns-Chatham


Chatham

Located on the elbow of Cape Cod and surrounded on three sides by water, Chatham extends out to sea as the most easterly point in Massachusetts. It has a rich maritime history and offers residents and visitors alike a wide variety of activities in this picturesque seaside town.

Chatham Chamber of Commerce, 2377 Main Street, South Chatham
800-715-5567 or 508-945-5199, www.chathaminfo.com


Beaches

  • Lighthouse: Ocean
  • Oyster Pont: Freshwater Pond
  • South Beach: Ocean + Freshwater Pond
  • White Pond: Freshwater Pond
  • Pleasant Bay (Jackknife): Ocean
  • Cockie Cove: Ocean
  • Forest Beach: Ocean
  • Pleasant Street: Ocean
  • Hardings: Ocean
  • Ridgevale: Ocean
  • Scoolhouse Pond: Freshwater Pond

Resident stickers available at Permit Office, Town Annex #261, George Ryder Road, 508-945-5180.

Non-resident passes/stickers available at beach entrance: daily, weekly and season passes available.


History/Museums

For general information about the following sites, www.Historic-Chatham.org

  • Atwood House Museum, 347 Stage Harbor Road – the original house was built in 1750s and remains unchanged since it was built. The house contains eight galleries with art, artifacts, decorative arts, all portraying life on Cape Cod since the 17th Century. 508-945-2493, www.chathamhistoricalsociety.org
  • Chatham Marconi Maritime Museum, 831-847 Orleans Road (Rt 28), North Chatham – during the 20th Century, this was the busiest ship-to-shore station on the East Coast, and was used by Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart and Howard Hughes. Call or check website for hours of operation. 508-945-8889, www.chathammarconi.org
  • Chatham Railroad Museum, Depot Road – building is over 100 years old and located on its original site. www.chathamrailroadmuseum.com
  • Chatham Lighthouse, Main Street – see website for lighthouse tour times in season. www.lighthouse.cc/chatham
  • Caleb Nickerson House, 1107 Orleans Road (Route 28) – experience colonial life in an antique Cape house. 508-945-6086, www.nickersonassoc.com
  • Mayo House, 540 Main Street – built in 1818-1820 and an excellent example of life on Main Street in the 1800s. Tours offered by Chatham Conservation Foundation. 508-945-4084, www.chathamconservationfoundation.org/josiah-mayo-house
  • Godfrey Windmill, near Chase Park off Shattuck Place – built in 1797. www.chathamwindmill.com

Theatre/Movies/Music


Recreation/Nature

  • Biking – Chatham Bike Trail, a 7- mile connector to the Cape Cod Rail Trail
  • Baseball – Cape Cod Baseball League, www.capecodbaseball.org and www.chathamanglers.com
  • Monomoy National Wildlife Center, Morris Island Road – a mecca for bird enthusiasts, established in 1944 to provide habitat for migratory birds. 508-945-0594, www.fws.gov/refuge/Monomoy/
  • Chatham Fish Pier, corner of Shore Road and Barcliff Avenue – fishing boats return with their catch*

Other Points of Interest


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