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Chatham Marconi Maritime Center

847 Orleans Rd, North Chatham, Chatham, MA 02650-1165
+1 508-945-8889
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What a gem!!!!

What an awesome memory was created. We were looking for something to on Cape Cod and took a trip... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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A hidden gem

Had a great visit. Learned some interesting things. I really enjoyed the material on the WASPS- the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Museum, Education, Lectures, and more! Founded in 2002, the Chatham Marconi Maritime Center sits on the 11.3-acre, 10-building campus which comprised the former Marconi/RCA Wireless Receiving Station, once the busiest ship-to-shore station on the East Coast and a significant military installation (during World War II). The Operations Building now houses the Marconi/RCA Wireless Museum offering interactive exhibits tracing the story of wireless communication in Chatham from its formative days with Marconi, through the 20th Century. The recently renovated campus residence, also once known as the Hotel Nautilus, is the Education Center with additional space for administrative offices, classes, and lectures. CMMC began working on STEM classes in 2008 and launched a major education initiative in 2011 when it partnered with the Public Schools of Chatham and Harwich, MA (now the Monomoy Regional School District), and the MIT Club of Cape Cod to develop curriculum and teacher training materials in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The specific focus of the program is on the subject areas of Communications Engineering and Design. These fields are two of the subtopics in the MA Science and Technology/Engineering Curriculum Frameworks. They also coincide with the mission of CMMC and our emphasis on wireless communications. Finally, we live in the "information age." Innovations are occurring on a daily basis and the products that reach the marketplace are having a profound effect upon society. Our implementation plan includes active roles for both professionals and volunteers in K-12 classrooms throughout Cape Cod. We also offer a wide array of classes and workshops in the summer, a winter science camp, after school programs, and professional development for teachers. To see a complete list of our courses and a preview of our museum offerings, visit our website.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
847 Orleans Rd, North Chatham, Chatham, MA 02650-1165
+1 508-945-8889
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What an awesome memory was created. We were looking for something to on Cape Cod and took a trip to Chatham and decided to check out the museum on a whim. Pulled up and they were closed. The brochure had their number and they opened...More

Thank rshiloff
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great visit. Learned some interesting things. I really enjoyed the material on the WASPS- the women pilots in WWII. Blown away by the material on the Enigma code machine. They actually took one apart so you could see how it worked. Fascinating.

Thank Ellendel
Reviewed 1 week ago

A superb collection of radio gear and techniques used in the early days of radio inter fused via video and text with the history of the day. The Chatham location was at one point the most advanced shore to ship communication center in the world...More

Thank Don C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum offers a great variety of displays and information about the role of the Marconi center during WWII as well as other information about wireless communications.

Thank Marie W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I came to see the special WASP exhibit, and I was amazed at the scope of the "regular" exhibits. They even have an ENIGMA! The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. I overheard a young boy saying "This is INTERESTING!" High praise,...More

Thank Upper_Caper
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was not our first visit. We were most interested in the WASP exhibit and video .The story of these historic women pilots was most rewarding. The other videos about the wireless history are not to be missed. The director was also acting as a...More

Thank Pauline K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place for those with an interest in history. Lots of hands on equipment along with an extremely knowledgeable and passionate staff.Made me aware again of how quickly technology is changing. Could have spent a few more hours!

Thank machkasdad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small but informative museum is packed with a number of displays of historical events in the early history of radio telegraphy in the 20th century all tied in to the Cape Cod and Chatham area. The museum personnel were very helpful and friendly as...More

Thank John g
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband is a Ham Radio operator, and I also have my license so seeing the Marconi Museum was almost required when we visited the area. However, it was SO MUCH more! They currently have an exhibit about WWII WASP corps -and it IS tied...More

Thank favoino9
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

The museum is great. The guides really do a great job and talk through the exhibits very well. A lot of the machines still operate, which is amazing. There is a trail to look at many different types of antennae and the base of one...More

Thank Jen S
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Susan B
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Response from BobE31DC | Reviewed this property |
The hours are listed on their website.
Una H
25 July 2016|
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Response from KBTM | Reviewed this property |
7.50 but pass is good for 24 hours.