Coast Guard Heritage Museum

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. 

Image courtesy of Barnstable Patriot and photographer Alan Belkanich
Painting of Revenue Cutter Massachusetts

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

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. 

We are now closed for the season.  We will reopen for the 2019 Season on Wednesday, May First, 2019.  Join us then for new and updated displays in the Museum!  In the mean time we will be working to clean up the museum, and develop and deploy those new displays as well as implementing a new artifact computer system and remodeling and organizing our office and artifact storage spaces.  If you are at all interested in helping us with these, or any other of our ongoing winter projects, please let us know; we are always looking for volunteers and new talent to join our crew!  Also, look for us to be at the Cape Cod Festival of Museums again in early April -- stop by and see us as well as all the other interesting Cape Cod Museums at this great event!


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

NEW  Coast Guard Astronaut Display!

USCGC Campbell in Boston Harbor
USCG Boat 36500
Coast Guard Heritage Museum Logo
H-65 Helo hoisting a rescue swimmer

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Coast Guard Ensign
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Early Revenue Cutter Crew
Coast Guard Aviation Association

WELCOME TO THE COAST GUARD HERITAGE MUSEUM

NEW Free Self-Guided Audio Tour System!

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.