Barnstable, MA – The HUB of Cape Cod – as diverse as Cape Cod itself with a style of living unique to each of the seven Villages which comprise the town of Barnstable.
With over 100 miles of beaches on Cape Cod Bay and Nantucket Sound, recreation, entertainment, shopping, arts and culture – this area is surrounded by beauty and filled with fun.
Barnstable has always been the seat of government on Cape Cod. When you are in the Village of Barnstable, you are also in the Town of Barnstable and the County of Barnstable. Right around the corner from the Courthouse is Mattakeese Wharf where you can view Sandy Neck Lighthouse and dunes of the barrier beach or board the whale watcher cruise with scientists from the Center of Coastal Studies.
Hyannis offers something for everyone. Take the Kennedy Legacy Trail which begins at the JFK Museum on Main Street, follow the Walkway to the Sea to Hyannis Harbor by foot or ride the Cape Cod Duckmobile. At the Harbor local artists and craftsmen display their crafts, dine at harborside restaurants, board a ferry to Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket, or take the kids on a swashbuckling pirate adventure. Enjoy music – Hyannis is home to the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra and the Cape Cod Melody Tent. Maybe do something a little different – take a tour of the Cape Cod Potato Chips factory or brewery tour at Cape Cod Beer. Have a lot of fun!
General Information | Resources
The town of Barnstable is located on Cape Cod in Barnstable County and was incorporated in 1639. The town covers 76.3 square miles and is made up of seven Villages ~ Barnstable Village, West Barnstable, Hyannis, Marstons Mills, Centerville, Osterville and Cotuit. Population as of the 2010 census was 45,193.
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Town of Barnstable Government
Town of Barnstable Public School Information
Cape Cod Academy – Independent co-ed college preparatory school for grades K-12.
Cape Cod Community College – One of 15 public community colleges in MA offering associate degrees in arts and sciences as well as career certificates in a wide variety of program areas.
Attractions | Things To Do
Hyannis Chamber of Commerce
Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce
JFK Hyannis Museum – A glimpse into the life of John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the US and our Cape Cod neighbor.
Cape Cod Maritime Museum – Celebrating and interpreting Cape Cod’s maritime environment while inspiring passion and respect for the sea.
Cape Cod Central Railroad – A train ride that takes you up close to the hidden beauty of the Cape’s woodlands, sand dunes, cranberry bogs, salt marshes and the Cape Cod Canal.
Steamship Authority – Year-round ferry service to the Islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.
Hy-Line Cruises – Deep-sea fishing charters, harbor cruises, seasonal ferry service to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.
Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises – Whale watch cruises with scientists and naturalists on board providing lectures on each tour.
Cape Cod Duckmobiles – Tour the Hyannis Downtown area by land or sea in amphibious vehicles.
Cape Cod Pirate Adventures – Perfect for children aged 3 to 10 looking for a thrill seeking, treasure hunting voyage into Hyannis Harbor.
Cape Cod Melody Tent – One of two continuously-operated tent theatres in the round in the US providing outstanding summer theatre performances.
Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra – Conductor Jung-Ho Pak and a professional ensemble of 75 musicians and world-class soloists provide innovative performances.