Barnstable

Official seal of Barnstable, Massachusetts

The Town of Barnstable is made up of several villages. The largest is Hyannis. Other villages include Barnstable, Cotuit, Centerville, Marstons Mills, Osterville and West Barnstable.

Old King’s Highway Historic District in Barnstable

COAST GUARD HERITAGE MUSEUM, Barnstable

COAST GUARD HERITAGE MUSEUM, Barnstable

This historic building was a former US Custom House,  a Post Office and the Trayser Museum. In 2005,  it became the Coast Guard Heritage Museum.   The property includes the Village Smithy, a working blacksmith shop  and “The Oldest Wooden Jail in America.”


Our Lady of Hope Church, Route 6A, W. Barnstable, MA

Our Lady of Hope Church, Route 6A, W. Barnstable, MA

This beautiful chapel was built from brick made at the nearby WEST BARNSTABLE BRICK COMPANY founded in 1887 by Benjamin F. Crocker, Charles C. Crocker, Levi L. Goodspeed, Noah Bradford Jr. and A. D. Makepeace.

 

West Barnstable Brick Company in the late 1800s

West Barnstable Brick Company in the late 1800s (Click for Larger View)


Barnstable Links

Cahoon Museum of American Art

Cape Cod Maritime Museum

Centerville Historical Museum

Historical Society of Santuit and Cotuit

JFK Hyannis Museum

Osterville Historical Museum

Sturgis Library

W. B. Nickerson Cape Cod History Archives

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