USCG C-130 Hercules on ramp

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Visiting Cape Cod? We are proud to be a part of the Cape Cod Museum Trail.  Go to:


www.capecodmuseumtrail.com
to see all of the great museums on the Cape in one place!

The very beginning of the Coast Guard was the Revenue Cutter Service. Any story of the history of the United States Coast Guard opens with the story of the Revenue Cutters. 

EMAIL US AT:  CGHeritage@comcast.net 
We are located at:
3353 Main Street  (Route 6A)
P. O. Box 161
Barnstable, MA 02630
Tel: (508) 362-8521

Coast Guard Astronaut Dan Burbank in front of USCGC Campbell
Coast Guard Cutter Point Young

Coast Guard Astronaut Display!

USCGC Campbell in Boston Harbor
Coast Guard Heritage Museum Logo

Coast Guard Heritage Museum

WELCOME TO THE COAST GUARD HERITAGE MUSEUM

The Coast Guard Heritage Museum is located in the historic old Customs House at the corner of Main Street and Millway in Barnstable Village on Cape Cod, MA. 


The Museum  is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the history of the United States Coast Guard and its predecessor organizations.

The Museum features items and information covering the history of the Life Saving Service as it existed on Cape Cod, Including stations, equipment, and stories.

We are now OPEN for the season! Come in and see our new and updated displays in the Museum, including our new Selfie Studio!  We have new displays on Diversity in the Coast Guard and the historic transatlantic flight of the NC-4!  We are open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  We look forward to seeing you soon.  As always, we are also looking for new volunteers.  If you have an interest in Coast Guard History, meeting new and interesting people, or working to better the museum, please consider joining our all volunteer staff!


Image courtesy of Barnstable Patriot and photographer Alan Belkanich
Painting of Revenue Cutter Massachusetts
Coast Guard Aviation Association

Free Self-Guided Audio Tour System!

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Early Revenue Cutter Crew
H-65 Helo hoisting a rescue swimmer
Sextant - web site navigation
Coast Guard Ensign
USCG Boat 36500

NC-4, first aircraft to fly across the Atlantic!

Cape Cod Maritime Meanderings

The Lighthouse Service is a big part of the CGHM.  We have a large collection of artifacts honoring the history of  Lighthouses, Lightships and their Keepers and crews. 

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THE MUSEUM IS SPONSORED IN PART BY THE COAST GUARD AVIATION ASSOCIATION