Brewster Historical Society Museum

Cape Cod

Brewster's active historical society has moved its impressive collection of local artifacts to the restored 1799 Captain Elijah Cobb House. Visit to see a treasure trove of trinkets brought back by sea captains, colonial tools and other bits of Brewster's centuries-old history.

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1. Brewster Store

0.24 MILES

The Brewster Store, in the heart of town, is a sight in itself. The old-fashioned country store opened in 1866, and it's barely changed since: penny candy…

2. Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

1.56 MILES

This family-friendly museum offers exhibits on the Cape's flora and fauna, including an aquarium and a butterfly house. It has a fine boardwalk trail…

3. Tidal Flats

1.95 MILES

When the tide goes out on Cape Cod Bay, the flats – basically giant sandbars – offer opportunities to commune with crabs, clams and gulls, and to take in…

4. Nickerson State Park

3.09 MILES

This 2000-acre oasis has eight freshwater ponds with sandy beaches ideal for swimming and boating, as well as miles of cycling and walking trails. Bring…

5. Skaket Beach

4.32 MILES

On the bay side of town, calm Skaket Beach is a magnet for families – kids love wading in the shallow waters to dig for hermit crabs. Its generous sands…

6. Rock Harbor

4.88 MILES

A favorite spot for sunset-watchers, this scenic inlet on the bay has docks and a small fishing fleet, plus a few summertime charter boats offering…

7. Scargo Tower

5.02 MILES

Built in 1902 on the highest spot in the area – 120ft above sea level – this 38-step, stone tower rising above Scargo Lake gives you grand views of Cape…

8. Left Bank Gallery

5.33 MILES

The light, the beaches and the sights of the Cape act as an artist's muse – you can see some of the inspired works of local artists at this classy gallery.