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“Great sea captain's house.”

Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We were the first to arrive when it opened. That led to basically having a personal tour of the house. Dan our tour guide was very knowledgeable and made the history and people come alive. Wonderful rooms filled with beautiful items. Coming up for their closing for the season will be a costume event of the house's era.

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Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

This place was great! We had a tour guide named Dan who was excellent. Very informative. A lot of great information about the area and the various sea captains that lived there. 15 dollars for 3 adults and 3 kids. Highly recommend

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Reviewed 30 September 2016

The enthusiastic tour guides covered the history and a mystery or two, upstairs and downstairs. As is often the case with tours, it's the side comments that may be the most revealing. Two people on the tour with us said they were from the neighboring town of Dennis. The tour guide said, “Yes, you used to be part of us [Yarmouth], but then you broke off and got a lot of beautiful bayside beach.” He said this as if it had happened recently. But when I looked it up, I learned that Dennis separated from Yarmouth in 1793! That tells you how deeply history is felt in parts of the Cape.

It takes so much work and dedication to keep these historical houses intact, surviving against time and against encroaching development. Even on Cape Cod there is so much mundane development and so little historical area. I'm glad these dedicated folks at the Historical Society of Old Yarmouth kept the Captain Bangs Hallet House and I'm glad we took the time to tour it.

The guide told us to be sure to stroll in the yard after the tour and enjoy the incredible Weeping Birch Tree, which was so beautiful and strange that it took my breath away. Visited September 2016.

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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.

Thank Laura C
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