- Our list of the best things to do in Barnstable, Massachusetts, features the top 376 nearby activities — including 192 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Barnstable, MA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Museums & Galleries, Sights & Landmarks, and Water Activities.
- The results below include the top 24 things to do within the city of Barnstable, MA , followed by 351 popular activities in nearby cities, including Hyannis, Oak Bluffs, Brewster, Wellfleet, Chatham, Dennis, Edgartown, Sandwich, Eastham, Orleans, Vineyard Haven, Harwich, Provincetown, Woods Hole, Mashpee, South Yarmouth, Truro, Harwich Port, Wareham, West Yarmouth, Plymouth and Dennis Port
Headquartered in Barnstable Village, Massachusetts, Hyannis Whale Watchers is a chartered maritime sightseeing contractor that launches day trips from Cape Cod. All excursions take place on a large, stable vessel with two decks of viewing space.
Noted for its commitment to environmental stewardship and ecological education, Barnstable Harbor Ecotours is a tour firm based in Barnstable, Massachusetts. The company offers a variety of trips for groups and private clients.
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345 Bone Hill Road, Barnstable, MA 02637 MoreLess Info
Barnstable's Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary is an important conservation initiative based in Massachusetts. This waterfront sanctuary welcomes visitors and school groups, and is particularly popular among birding enthusiasts. It is most famous for its osprey population.
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3353 Main Street (6A), Barnstable, MA 02630 MoreLess Info
Fans of the paranormal love the Barnstable Village's Ghost Hunter's Tour. Each tour is guided by experienced historians and passes through the most haunted and spooky parts of Barbstable Village.
Named in honor of artisans Ralph and Martha Cahoon, the Cahoon Museum of American Art includes works from 19th/20th century artists. The collection also includes contemporary pieces along with folk art and works that celebrate the beauty of Cape Cod.
The 63-foot catamaran called Bay Spirit is the heart of the Bay Spirit Tours company. As of 2009, a wide range of tours and cruises were offered from this boat, including lighthouse tours, a wine tasting cruise, a scuba adventure, and a sunset cruise.
Spanning over 220 years, the artifacts collected by the U.S. Coast Guard Museum tell a story of the country's maritime history. View artifacts including dinnerware, oil lamps used on historic missions, flags, metals, and navigation tools.