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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