village in Massachusetts, United States of America

Barnstable village is a village in Barnstable on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. Barnstable village is the most historical of the seven Barnstable villages with an old-time feel due to the many old residences and municipal buildings in the village. Several of Plymouth's surviving Pilgrim families moved here to settle. The village's sheltered harbor made it a natural place for commerce.

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Barnstable village lies on Route 6a along the north shore of Cape Cod on Cape Cod Bay. Access Route 6a from exit 6 (Route 132) and go north, at Route 6a turn right (eastbound).

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  • Coast Guard Heritage Museum (Trayser Museum), 3352 Main Street, +1 508 362-8521.
  • 1 Sturgis Library, 3090 Main Street, +1 508 362-6636. M W 10AM–6PM, Tu 1–8PM, Th F 10AM–5PM, Sa 10AM–4PM. Oldest library in the country (1644). Genealogical and maritime history collections, charts and maps. Free.    
  • 2 West Barnstable Train Station, 2469 Meetinghouse Way (West Barnstable), +1 508 362-9287. May-Oct Sa 10AM-3PM. Railroad museum for Cape Cod railroad history, scenic train ride tickets on sale up until train departure at 11:55AM.    

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  • Barnstable Restaurant and Tavern, 3176 Main St, +1 508 362-2355. Su-Th 11:30AM-9PM, F Sa 11:30AM-9:30PM. Lunch and Dinner year round. Beyond the ordinary at decent prices. Italian a specialty.
  • Mattakeese Wharf, 271 Millway, +1 508 632-4511. 11:30AM-9PM daily. Lunch and dinner May through October. Nice Harbor setting (eat on the deck!) and great seafood. $15-$30 at dinner.
  • Osterville Fish Too, 275 Millway, +1 508 362-2295. M-Th Sa 10AM-8PM, F 10AM-9PM, Su 10AM-7PM. Fish market with a walk-up window located on an inlet in the sleepy northern section of Barnstable. While fresh seafood is never truly cheap on the Cape, this is one of the more affordable spots. The menu is simple and the food is well executed. It's hard to beat eating fresh fish & chips on a sunny day in sight of where the fishing boats come in.

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Routes through Barnstable Village
BourneWest Barnstable  W   E  YarmouthEastham

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