Truro Information

 
National Seashore Truro

Truro, National Seashore

The Town of Truro is a small, rural community of Lower Cape Cod where the quaint and unique character of “Old Cape Cod” is preserved. Truro is rich in history and strongly tied to the sea. It is in Truro where the Pilgrims from the Mayflower found a spring from which they drew their first drink of water in the new land, and where they found a cache of Indian corn, at a place named Corn Hill, that saved them from starvation after their first year. Truro possesses beautiful beaches on Cape Cod Bay and some of the most magnificent beaches on the Atlantic Ocean. A source of inspiration to artists and beachcombers alike, Truro’s beaches, dunes and landscape of rolling hills are an attraction to tourists and vacationers. Home to a diverse year-round population, Truro’s permanent population includes fishermen, tradesmen, and an ever-growing number of retirees. The town is home of the famous Cape Cod Light, Cape Cod’s oldest lighthouse, which was first erected in 1797 and replaced by the current structure in 1857. The national landmark is in danger of falling into the ocean due to erosion, unless the town and area citizens receive support and cooperation from the federal and state governments. With over half of its land area within the Cape Cod National Seashore District, the residents of Truro are dedicated to preserving the special character of this seashore community.

Town Location

Southeastern Massachusetts, at the “wrist” of Cape Cod. Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the north and east, Wellfleet on the south, and Cape Cod Bay and Provincetown on the west. Truro is 37 miles north of Hyannis; 106 miles southeast of Boston; 117 miles east of Providence, Rhode Island; and 284 miles from New York City. Town offices are located at Town Hall Road, P.O. Box 2030, Truro, MA 02666-2030. The main number is 508-349-3635.

Name Address Telephone Town/Village Description
Jobi Pottery/Retro Truro 3 Depot Road 508 349-2303 Truro Jobi Pottery, hand-made and hand-painted on the premises, a Truro tradition for over 50 years. Paintings by local artists, jewelry and gifts. OPEN 10-6 DAILY MAY through Oct.
Susan Baker Memorial Museum 46 Shore Rd. (Rt. 6A) 508-487-2557 Truro No Description Available
Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill 10 Meetinghouse Rd. 508 349-7511 Truro Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill provides over 95 workshops during the summer of 2003 in drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, book arts, mosaics, video/film, performance, writing and classes for kids and teens. Workshops are taught by distinguished faculty from the all over the country. The Castle Hill Woody English Distinguished Artists and Writers Chair honors Mary Gordon this summer. For more information, please call (508) 349-7511 or look at our website: www.castlehill.org
Village Pond Gallery 54 Shore Rd. 508-487-1167 Truro No Description Available