The best way to step back into Falmouth’s history is—on foot! Our experienced guides will share little-known facts and often-told tales about sea captains, celebrities, cemeteries and churches as you wander through the most historic parts of our seaside community.
“AROUND THE GREEN” WALKING TOUR
Wednesdays, 10:00 am
The homes and churches around the Falmouth Village Green have fascinating stories behind them. Learn about one of the youngest master mariners of the time at the 1814 Captain William Bodfish house, hear the 1796 Paul Revere bell ring at the First Congregational Church, and see where Katharine Lee Bates, author of America the Beautiful, was born, among many other interesting stops.
“AROUND FALMOUTH” WALKING TOUR
Thursdays and Fridays, 10:00 am-Noon
Includes a voucher for admission to the Museums’ buildings and exhibits on a future visit
This 1.5-mile walk combines the “Around the Green” tour with a detour to several whaling captains’ houses, the Falmouth Mariners’ Memorial and the often-overlooked town burial ground, where the oldest headstone dates back to the early 1700s. Several famous townspeople are buried here.
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All tours depart from the Museums’ Hallett Barn Visitor Center at 10:00 am (weather permitting). Please arrive by 9:45 am. Most of the routes are on flat, paved roads. We suggest you wear comfortable shoes and bring water. All participants must wear masks.