As you start planning your next getaway, you may be thinking about doing something different this year. Instead of picking a spot and trying to do everything that spot has to offer, you may choose a theme that your journey will revolve around. Why not enjoy a vacation spent near where our nation began, right here on Cape Cod? Spend your days visiting the many historic attractions found here and your evenings and nights enjoying the comfortable luxury of our thoroughly modern escapes is our idea of the perfect themed vacation, and this guide will help you see everything you want to see!

Edward Gorey House, 8 Strawberry Lane in Yarmouth Port

Some people aren’t satisfied with making their mark in only one category, and those people often leave an indelible mark on the landscape of history. Edward Gorey, famous author/poet/illustrator/puppeteer, is one such gentleman, and he just happened to live out his later years on Cape Cod. The house where he lived, worked, and died has been made into a museum that celebrates his world and should be on the top of any book lover’s bucket list.

Godfrey (Chatham) Windmill, 125 Shattuck Place in Chatham

Once upon a time, visitors to Chatham would see a landscape dotted with windmills, with at least half a dozen large ones and more than a dozen smaller ones being adding to the charm of our hometown. Today there is only one left, the Godfrey Windmill, built over 300 years ago, making it an appealing attraction to visit! Offering free tours during the season, the 2020 season has ended with the pandemic’s appearance, but shall begin again in 2021.

Brook’s Academy Museum, 80 Parallel Street in Harwich

It’s always fascinating to see how schools have evolved from the one-room schoolhouse into the complexes that exist today, and the Brook’s Academy Museum offers a peek into one of the first private schools that went past the elementary level. Built at night under the glow of moonlight, teacher/architect/builder Sidney Brook’s two-room schoolhouse was a much-needed addition to the town of Harwich and stayed in use until the 1960s.

History Is All Around Us

Cape Cod has a long and rich history that begs to be explored, making it the perfect place to visit for a historical tour. Reserve your New England Vacation Rentals hideaway today and relax in comfort every day of your stay!