- 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.
First opened in 1992, the Brockton Fire Museum works to preserve the history of firefighting in the area of Brockton. The building itself is made to convey the atmosphere of a Victorian fire station, and thousands of firefighting objects are held in the 2,000-square-foot space.
At Hull Artist Studio Connection, visitors can explore art studios and meet the artists behind the work featured in the gallery. These artists are skilled with paint mediums like pastel, watercolor, acrylic, and more.
A salt marsh with bordering upland field and wooded areas is preserved through the Touisset Marsh Wildlife Refuge. Visitors to the refuge can access hiking along trails through the area, photography opportunities, and bird watching.
Country Club Lanes, also known as The Alley At South Shore Country Club, is a premier bowling facility adjacent to the country club. The bowling alley features ten lanes of candlepin bowling and offers quality family fun.
Devoted to collecting and preserving items of historical importance, the Hingham Historical Society is charged with the interpretation of the town's rich history. Collections include paintings, clothing, photographs, tools, and more.
Celebrating the history of firefighting, the Bare Cove Fire Museum is an interesting and educational place for youth and adults alike. The museum features antique fire vehicles, historical machines and documented stories of firefighting in the area.