Cape Cod Maritime Museum
Cape Cod’s rich maritime history has been a driving force in the region for centuries. From the clambakes of early Native Americans, to the heroics of 19th century sea captains, the ocean plays a vital role in the economic and recreational lives of Cape Codders and visitors. At CCMM—the Cape’s only museum devoted to maritime culture—our mission is to preserve and celebrate the rich nautical traditions and history for which the Cape and Islands are known.
We strive to enable audiences of all ages to understand and enjoy maritime heritage through exhibitions, collections, public events, and educational programs. Nestled in the central hub of Cape Cod, the museum has an extraordinary waterfront location with direct access to Hyannis inner harbor, and ferries to both islands. It is also a short walk to the trendy shops and renowned restaurants of Main Street. This unique location sets CCMM apart from other museums by enabling our staff and visitors to engage in hands-on, water-based activities that bring maritime culture to life. CCMM showcases the Cape’s maritime history with a variety of engaging permanent and temporary exhibits that encapsulate the arts, culture, and history of the region. Art exhibits include traditional and contemporary Cape Artists and subjects, inspiring thought-provoking dialogue and dynamic programs. Other exhibits engage our visitors in celebrating the Cape’s unique maritime past, present, and future, stimulating and connecting our visitors and community. CCMM’s educational programs are aimed at inspiring children and adults to engage with maritime traditions.
From our unique ecosystems, aquaculture, and geography, to our distinct boat building traditions, maritime and marine science has left a remarkable legacy, and through adult and child friendly programs, workshops, classes, and virtual offerings, CCMM’s goal is to expand the civic impact of maritime culture.