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Cahoon Museum of American Art

4676 Falmouth Rd, Rte. 28, near Rte. 130, Barnstable, MA 02635-2521
+1 508-428-7581
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Interesting Little Museum & Gift Shop

While I've been visiting the Cape for over 20 years, I had never heard of this little gem of a... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2017
deniseg12345
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Natick
Great little museum

What a surprise to find this little museum. It was very interesting. I loved Mr. Cahoon's mermaids... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2017
maineroamer
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4676 Falmouth Rd, Rte. 28, near Rte. 130, Barnstable, MA 02635-2521
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Reviewed 15 July 2017

While I've been visiting the Cape for over 20 years, I had never heard of this little gem of a museum. One of our visiting guests was very interested in taking a look at it and I'm so happy to have tagged along. Not only...More

Thank deniseg12345
Reviewed 2 May 2017

What a surprise to find this little museum. It was very interesting. I loved Mr. Cahoon's mermaids. This was a nice time of the year to go. There are not many thins open yet and we were the only visitors at the time.

Thank maineroamer
Reviewed 26 August 2016

This is a small but interesting museum. The husband and wife Cahoon's lived and painted in this house. They were originally primitive painters of furniture but were encouraged to try canvass. They painted primitive scenesimilar to Grandma Moses only their landscapes were mostly sea scenes...More

Thank Frank C
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Nice collections of art. They have rotating shows that I found very interesting as well as permanent collections. The house is an old Cape Cod Colonial.

Thank Anna H
CahoonMuseum, Director at Cahoon Museum of American Art, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2016

Thank you for stopping by! Glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

I'm fortunate to have effectively, "grown up" on the cape as I've been visiting nearly every summer since I was four years old. The Cahoon museum has always been a staple of our family tradition and all of my aunts proudly display prints on the...More

1  Thank Lobsterollsforever
CahoonMuseum, Director at Cahoon Museum of American Art, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2016

We're happy to be a cultural resource for the community. Thanks for your support of the museum!

Reviewed 13 July 2016

Always wonderful but now that a major expansion has been completed, it's even a more worthwhile visit.

1  Thank SassySandi049
CahoonMuseum, Director at Cahoon Museum of American Art, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2016

We are glad you appreciate the renovation and expansion. Thank you for visiting!

Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Was very cool and recently renovated. Centered around the Cahoons but featured other artists as well. Interesting and different pieces of art.

Thank Anna K
CahoonMuseum, Director at Cahoon Museum of American Art, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2016

Thanks for your visit! The museum does offer family-friendly programs, so keep your eye out for updates!

Reviewed 27 July 2015

This museum largely focuses on the work of Ralph and Martha Cahoon, with rotating exhibits of local artists. It is a small - even after the renovation is complete, you only need 1-2 hours. Ralph's style is primitive american and focuses on mermaids - a...More

Thank 8585rachel
Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

We love the folky art works of the Cahoons. My personal favorite is the large Sailors Valentine we saw on display here. The revolving display are art works from the various "brush offs." We just can't wait until the restoration work and large addition is...More

Thank honestpair
Reviewed 1 July 2015

The Cahoon Museum in Cotuit, Ma is currently expanding to house its extensive collection of both Ralph and Martha Cahoon paintings and other important examples of historic Cape Cod art forms. For the present, the temporary collection is located in Mashpee just off the Rt...More

Thank Marcia B
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