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“Great Trip back In Time”

Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum
Reviewed 24 July 2016

If you like historical artifacts, you will really enjoy this museum. This is a sea captain's house that has been made into a museum with additional period donations.
The docent was very knowledgeable and we thoroughly enjoyed our tour. The highlights were: a gigantic Weeping Beech Tree which felt like a tree house on the ground (the temp is 15 degrees cooler under the branches than in the sun.), the summer kitchen with more historical kitchen gadgets than you can find in the home section at TJ MAXX, and great oil portraits of ships and sea captains and their families. The kids' room was adorned with toys and samplers from time's past and all in air-conditioned comfort! $3 admission - best bargain on the Cape.

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Reviewed 2 July 2016

American sea captains knew how to live both at sea and in their home ports. Since their wives were in charge of the homesteads during their extensive journeys, these homes show the care and creativity of both husbands and wives in developing places to enjoy limited time together as well as for raising large families. The Bangs Hallet House has been restored to show the evolution of a house through the centuries under the ownership of a number of seafaring families and their offspring. Interesting tour with knowledgeable guides who are adept at introductions to these families via their portraits and possessions. Check out the giant weeping tree behind the house. Ask also for a brochure and map of other captains' homes situated on Route 6A.

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Reviewed 25 April 2016

This is a beautifully restored sea captains home. The docents are excellent and very welcoming. The tour takes 45 minutes to an hour. You will hear the tale of Captain Bangs Hallet along with the history of Yarmouth and the sea trade. It is on historic 6 A and right across the street from the Edward Gorey House which is very popular. They take donations and it is well worth the visit.

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Reviewed 14 January 2016

If you are interested in the history of Sea Captains and familys this is a unique location to visit. There is a good collection of artifacts as well as the Captains mile in Yarmouth Port on Route 6A.

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Reviewed 18 September 2015

Interesting look at a long ago era when the sea captains ended their careers and became influential members of the landlubbers. Period furniture and color portraits.

2  Thank Fletcher C
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