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“Fascinating house home to many sea captains”

Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Right across from the Edward Gorey house is this fascinating how historic home. There were three nautical families here over time and the home is full of period furniture and pieces including a lockable hat box and lockable tea chest, a glass decorative walking stick and a tin of whiskey, unopened since the days of bootleggers. Apparently enterprising cape dwellers would water down and color the inbound whisky so the producers took to using tins with sardine style openers. As usual with small museums much depends on the guides and the couple who acted as our upstairs and downstairs guides respectively were fantastic and extremely knowledgeable on the subject matter. There are some framed documents, one signed by Lincoln, and another signed by Monroe and Madison (as president and secretary of state). No pictures allowed in the museum BTW. On the way out take a right on the porch for a look at the 150+ year old English willow. You can walk right under the canopy.

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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I found this museum very interesting especially if you get a docent who brings it to life for you. Interesting portraits and stories of the different captains and their wives. Proclamations by Abraham Lincoln and James Madison on display.

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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We opted to skip the beach on our last day and spent some time exploring the area. My boyfriend has an interest in maritime history so we stopped by the Captain Bangs Hallet House for a tour. Our docent was very knowledgable and we learned so much about the history of the area, the home and the esteemed Captains and their families. It was very interesting and the home is filled with all kinds of treasures! We recommend a stop here as there is so much more to the Cape than beaches and ice cream stops!

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Reviewed 16 August 2016

This was on my friends, "I've always wanted to do this" list. We were lucky to have a small group of six on the tour and this was the perfect size. The house was air conditioned so that made it nice on one of the hot, humid days in August. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the exhibits and history of the Captain's Mile. She provided a guide for a Walking Tour of the Captains Mile and we will definitely explore that at a cooler time. This is a well done presentation by the Historical Society of Old Yarmouth.

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Reviewed 12 August 2016

We had an extensive tour through most of this beautiful old sea captains home by a gentleman who was very well versed in the history of the house and the family who lived there. We came initially to see the silhouette exhibit on loan there, but we found the rest of the house and its history a very interesting experience.

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