Yarmouth Information

 

yarYarmouth, incorporated in 1639, is located in the mid-Cape area, about 65 miles southwest of Provincetown and 23 miles east of the Cape Cod Canal. It is one of those Cape towns that extends from Cape Cod Bay on the north, across the peninsula south to Nantucket Sound. The most striking physical features of the town are the result of glaciation; the low round hills on the north side of town were created by the leading edge of the glacier as it pushed the land before it. The flat sandy terrain of the southern part of town is the apron of material that was washed out from the glacial ice. Yarmouth is a member of the Dennis-Yarmouth Regional School District and has 5 public schools located in the town. At a college level, the Cape Cod Community College offers enrollment in full-time two year programs as well as in its continuing education program. There are 3 libraries within the town. Keeping pace with the growth on Cape Cod is the growth of professional and community music, art, dance and theater groups, some of them located in Yarmouth. The community enjoys a variety of recreational programs as well as the town’s 15 public saltwater beaches, 5 freshwater beaches and 2 municipal golf courses.

Town Location

Southeastern Massachusetts, on Cape Cod. Bordered by Cape Cod Bay on the north, Dennis on the east, Nantucket Sound on the south, and Barnstable on the west. Yarmouth is 48 miles east of New Bedford, 75 miles southeast of Boston, and 257 miles from New York City. Town offices are located at 1146 Route 28, South Yarmouth, MA 02664. The main number is 508-398-2231.

Name Address Telephone Town/Village Description
Winslow Crocker House 250 Route 6A 617-994-6661 Yarmouth Port June 1 - Oct 15: Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. second and 4th Saturdays of the month. Built around 1780 by Winslow Crocker, a trader and land speculator in West Barnstable, was moved to its current location in 1936 by Mary Thacher, an antiques collector. Rooms are filled with Mary Thacher’s collection of furniture, including Jacobean, William and Mary, Queen Anne, and Chippendale styles. Owned and operated by Historic New England. Private group tours available by appointment. $5, seniors $4, students and children $3, Yarmouth residents free with ID.
Capt Bangs Hallet House Museum 11 Strawberry Lane, overlooking village common on Rte 6A 508-362-3021 Yarmouth Port The house is open on Friday, Saturday & Sunday, June 16 through October 8, with tours at 1, 2 & 3 p.m. Admission: $5.00 for adults. FREE to all HSOY members, Yarmouth residents and children. Fully furnished sea captain’s home with maritime exhibits, antique furniture, costumes, artwork and Chinese export porcelain. Gain an intimate glance into 19th-century family life with the captain’s study. The 18th-century cellar kitchen features an extensive collection of early cooking, lighting and household items. Special exhibit of 17th to 19th century pewter from private collection, on display through July 15. Groups welcome by special arrangement.
Edward Gorey House 8 Strawberry Lane, off Route 6A 508-362-3909 Yarmouth Port April through December, April 15 - July 2 Hours: Thu/Fri/Sat: 11 AM-4PM, SUN 12-4 PM July 5 - October 8 WED/THU/FRI/SAT: 11 AM - 4 PM SUN: 12-4 PM. October 13 - December 31 FRI/SAT: 11 AM-4 PM SUN 12 - 4 PM. Previously owned and lived in by the late artist, author, playwright and set and costume designer Edward Gorey, the house celebrates and preserves his life and work, and honors Gorey’s passion and concern for animals. Admission: Adults: $8. Students & Seniors (65+): $5. Children 6-12 years old: $2. Children under 6 are free.