- The list below includes 285 free or cheap things to do in or near Barnstable, Massachusetts, including 87 different types of inexpensive activities like Beaches, Fishing, Comedy Clubs and Art Museum.
- From Sturgis Library to Kalmus Beach, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Barnstable and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Oak Bluffs, Hyannis, Dennis and Eastham.
Visitors can step aboard a 45' boat from Lobster Tales Pirate Cruises to go on a sightseeing cruise to visit destinations like the Mayflower Ship and Plymouth Rock. During the cruise, the staff members catch lobsters and explain their biology.
Highland Light, earlier known as Cape Cod Light, is the oldest as well as the tallest lighthouse located on the Cape Cod National Seashore. The nearby structures of the keeper's house as well as the generator shed also date back to 19th century.
Located roughly one mile from the Provincetown center, the Province Lands Visitor Center is open daily from Memorial Day through the end of October. Exhibits about local animals and plants along with displays about the Pilgrims are featured at the site, and there is an observation deck.
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National Monument to the Forefathers, formerly called the Pilgrim Monument, is the third tallest statue in the country and supposedly, the world's largest solid granite structure. It was built in 1889 in memory of the first settlers here who were called Pilgrims or Forefathers.
The lifeguard-protected Head of the Meadow Beach is best known for its reputation as an ocean graveyard. There have been over 1,000 shipwrecks off the coast of the beach, which is considered a historic site because of this reason.