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Directory of
Cape Cod Information Centers

Looking for a Cape Cod information center? In this directory I'll show you 23 places to go for tourist info, free maps and directions, plus a wealth of helpful visitor services.       

Where to Find Visitor Centers 

Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center

5 Patti Page Way
Centerville, MA
(508) 362-3225
Open: Monday to Saturday, year round (limited off-season hours)

Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center

The is the "Big Daddy" of the area's official Welcome Centers.

If you'll be anywhere near Centerville (next door to Hyannis), it's well worth stopping here to pick up a handful of tourism booklets, brochures, and pocket maps to guide you on your travels around the Cape. 


Route 6 Visitor Center

7025 Route 6
(Between Exits 6 & 7 in the eastbound rest area)
Barnstable, MA
Open: Memorial Day weekend to Columbus Day, daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

As you drive into the rest area, you'll spot this pretty little shingled building tucked among the trees. Go on in! The staff are super-friendly and always happy to answer your questions. 

FYI: On summer holiday weekends, you'll see progressive signs along Rt. 6 for about a half-mile before the rest area: "Ask Mom! Tell Dad! Free coffee ahead!!" 

Grab a cup of coffee to go. And be sure to buy a donut or pastry from the Scout troop or other organization that's operating the food tent that day. It's always for a great cause!


Cape Cod National Seashore's Salt Pond Visitor Center

Route 6 and Nauset Road
Eastham, MA
(508) 255-3421
Open: Daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., year round. Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Extended in-season hours.
  

Entry to Cape Cod National Seashore's Salt Pond Visitor Center

You might think it's odd that someone who has a home on the Cape would love, love, love a Cape Cod tourist center. But I do!  

It's easy to spend an hour or more here ... watching short films in the  theater, perusing the museum, poking around in the gift shop, checking out the children's exhibits, and walking the trail around Salt Pond.

The employees at Salt Pond's information desk are incredibly helpful, too. Need help planning your explorations of the National Seashore area? They have you covered with activity suggestions, maps, and detailed directions to anywhere you'd like to go.   


Cape Cod National Seashore's Provincelands Visitor Center

171 Race Point Road (off Route 6)
Provincetown, MA
(508) 487-1256
Open: Daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., May through October only
 

View from the observation deck at Provincelands Info CenterAmazing Scenery From Provincelands Visitor Center's Observation Deck

Although it's smaller than the information center at Salt Pond, the Provincelands facility has plenty of info for you, and some pretty cool features, too ... including an observation deck with spectacular views.

The deck is open year round. Bring your binoculars, or use the ones that are provided, to look out over the ocean. You never know what you'll see. Whales, perhaps?!


Cape Cod Canal Visitor Center

60 Ed Moffitt Drive
Sandwich, MA
(508) 833-9678

Open: Daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., early May though late October only.


Town Chambers of Commerce Tourism Centers

When you're looking for lots of information about a particular town, head to that town's Chamber of Commerce visitors' bureau. Their staff know the town "inside and out"!   

Here's where you'll find them:

Canal Area Visitors Center
1 Meetinghouse Lane
Sagamore Beach, MA
(774) 413-7475
Open: May to September only


Buzzards Bay Information Center
70 Main Street Buzzards Bay, MA
(508) 759-6000
Open: May to end of August only


Sandwich Welcome Center
520 Route 130
Sandwich, MA 02563
(508) 681-0918
Open: May-October - daily from 10am-4pm; November-April - Monday to Friday from 10 am-4 pm.


Falmouth Visitor Information 
20 Academy Lane
Falmouth, MA
(508) 548-8500

Open: Monday-Friday year round. Extended hours in the summer.


Mashpee Chamber of Commerce
Mashpee Commons
Mashpee, MA
(508) 477-0792

Open: Monday - Friday, year round. Extended hours in the summer.


Hyannis Area Visitors Center
397 Main Street
Hyannis, MA
(508) 775-2201

Open: Memorial Day to Columbus Day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.


Yarmouth Visitor Center
424 Route 28
West Yarmouth, MA
(508) 778-1008
Open: Monday to Saturday, year round. Extended hours in summer.


Dennis Visitor Information Center
238 Swan River Road
West Dennis, MA
(508) 398-3568

Open: Monday to Friday, year round. Extended hours in the summer.


Harwich Visitor Information
One School House Rd. & Route 28
Harwichport, MA
(508) 430-1165

Open: Monday to Friday, year round.


Brewster Chamber of Commerce
2198 Main Street
Brewster, MA
(508) 896-3500

Open: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. year round.


Chatham Tourism Information
2377 Main Street
Chatham, MA
(508) 945-5199
Open: March - December (closed January and February)

and

Downtown Info Booth
533 Main Street
Chatham, MA
Open: Late spring through Columbus Day only


Orleans Visitor Information Centers

Orleans Chamber of Commerce Offices
44 Main Street
Orleans, MA
(508) 255-7203
Open: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., year round

and

Orleans Information Booth
Eldredge Park Way (off Rt. 6A)
Orleans, MA
Open: Daily, Memorial Day weekend to Columbus Day weekend only


Eastham Information Booth
1700 Route 6 (at Governor Prence Road)
Eastham, MA
(508) 255-3444
Open: Daily, May to October only 


Wellfleet Information Booth 
Off Route 6 near the Post Office and General Store
South Wellfleet, MA
(508) 349-2519
Open: Daily during the summer months, weekends only in spring and fall, closed for the winter.


Truro Information Center
Route 6 at Head of the Meadow Road
Truro, MA
(508) 487-1288
Open: Daily, May to October only


Provincetown Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center
307 Commercial Street (at Lopes Square)
Provincetown, MA 02657
(508) 487-3424
Open: Daily, May through October. Limited off-season hours.


Town of Provincetown Tourism Office
330 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA
(508) 487-7000 ext.5



Note: Hours of operation at the visitors centers may vary. It's always best to call ahead and confirm that the center will be open when you get there!



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