Cape Towns-Harwich


Harwich

Harwich is comprised of seven villages, each distinct with its own beauty and character:  South Harwich, North Harwich, Harwich Port, Harwich Center, East Harwich, West Harwich, and Pleasant Lake. 

Town of Harwich, 732 Main Street, Harwich Center
508-430-7514, www.harwich-ma.gov

Harwich Chamber of Commerce, 1 School House Road, Harwich Port
508-432-1600, www.harwichcc.com


Harwich Beaches

Harwich has 22 salt and fresh water beaches. 

  • Ocean beaches on Nantucket Sound are in West Harwich, Harwich Port and South Harwich. 
  • There are fresh water ponds in most of the seven villages that comprise Harwich.  

Parking at all beaches require beach stickers which are available from Town Hall from mid-June to Labor Day. 

For more information about beach locations and regulations, www.harwich-ma.gov/beaches.


History/Museums

  • Harwich Historical Society, 80 Parallel Street, Harwich –Society owns thousands of artifacts including textiles, works of art, tools, a cranberry cultivation exhibit, plus permanent and changing exhibits throughout the year.     
  • Brooks Academy Museum was established in the 1840s as a private academy at a time when there was no public education beyond elementary school.  The building first served as a private academy, but through the years educated elementary, junior high and high school students until it was closed as a school in 1963.  In 1988, Harwich residents voted to designate Brooks Academy as a town museum, and it is now the home of the Harwich Historical Society.  
  • Crowell Barn Museum explores the history of Harwich bird carver Elmer Crowell (1862-1952) who set carving standards still aspired to today. 


Arts and Entertainment

  • Cape Cod Theatre Company/Harwich Junior Theatre, 105 Division Street, West Harwich – Presents interpretations of audience favorites as well as entirely new works. 508-432-2002, www.capecodtheatrecompany.org
  • Harwich Town Band, Brooks Park Band Stand, Oak Street, Harwich – Free concerts Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. in July and August


Recreation/Nature


Other Points of Interest

 

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