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Cape Cod Canal Visitors Center

Ed Moffitt Drive, across from the Sandwich Coast Guard Station, Sandwich, MA
+1 508-833-9678
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Interesting engineering feat

This is a great stop on your way onto Cape Cod. Learn the history of the canal, the Bourne... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
goingforadrive
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Erving
via mobile
Very informative.

A good stop for anyone curious about the Cape Cod Canal and it's history. There's even a retired... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cynthia L
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Bourne, Massachusetts
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Corps of Engineers operated visitor center with educational material about the Cape Cod Canal.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good39%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Ed Moffitt Drive, across from the Sandwich Coast Guard Station, Sandwich, MA
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+1 508-833-9678
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a great stop on your way onto Cape Cod. Learn the history of the canal, the Bourne, Sagamore, and vertical railroad bridge, and nautical information. Interesting exhibits and hands-on activities for kids. Walk or bicycle the path along the canal and hopefully see...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A good stop for anyone curious about the Cape Cod Canal and it's history. There's even a retired canal patrol boat in there! Things for children to do too.

Thank Cynthia L
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We spent the afternoon touring the visitors center, walking the jetty and took some chairs to sit and watch the boats and fishermen on the canal. What a gem! There are also good seafood restaurants within a walk and of course, ice cream!

1  Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

The canal visitor center offers an interesting collection of exhibits for kids and adults. It overlooks the Cape Cod Canal; The setting allows visitors to see ships and boats as they sail through the canal.

1  Thank Lea S
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Very nice "museum". Lots of pictures, a boat for kids to climb on, nautical activities for kids to look at and play as well as adults. Nice personal ready and willing to answer questions about the area, places to eat ice cream and all about...More

1  Thank JoyceVanPelt
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Great for information about the canal. Then you can have a lovely walk along the canal, watching the wildlife and boats,

Thank winifredholden
Reviewed 2 June 2017

This was well worth the drive over from Falmouth. The visitor's center has a great display of historical facts and a retired canal patrol boat inside that you can board. There are live radar and canal cams showing boat activity in and approaching the canal....More

Thank Sandra G
Reviewed 30 May 2017

This museum explains the history and purpose of the Cape Cod Canal, and includes a complete retired patrol boat that is fun to explore. As visitors from the other side of the country we had no idea of the importance of the Canal. Quite educational...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I live locally and am affected by the Canal in my daily life. We live in a micro climate caused by the canal, we cross it constantly to get to the "mainland", we walk it's borders and fish it's waters. However, you really don't "know"...More

Thank Margo M
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

This is a terrific spot take bring young children. They have a super fun interactive activities inside.

Thank commander15067
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