2021 VISITOR CENTER OPERATIONS:
Salt Pond Visitor Center is Cape Cod National Seashore's year-round visitor orientation facility. Located in Eastham, the center has a theater, America's National Parks store, museum, and restrooms. The seashore's award-winning orientation movie, Standing Bold, plays throughout the day, and other films show on rotation. Films have open captions and assistive listening.
Nearby are the popular 1.5 mile Nauset Marsh Trail, the Nauset Bicycle Trail, and the Buttonbush Trail, a .25 mile multi-sensory trail that featuring a guide rope and text panels printed in large lettering and Braille, as well as discovery activities for children.
In the visitor center lobby, a large map shows Cape Cod's glacial history, its position in the Gulf of Maine, and natural forces that continue to shape it. There are expansive views of the Salt Pond and Nauset Marsh from the lobby. The visitor center museum emphasizes the cultural themes represented on Cape Cod, including the First People--the Wampanoag; European settlement culture; fishing, life-saving, and lighthouses; communication technology; and tourism.
From late spring through fall, films at Salt Pond Visitor Center play daily on a regular schedule. In winter, films show on demand.
The Province Lands Visitor Center is open from May through October. This visitor orientation facility is located at the tip of the Cape in Provincetown. The center had new exhibits installed in 2018 showcasing the nature and history of the Province Lands. Included are 3-D models, large format images, artifacts, video, tactile features, and audio description. The park's award-winning orientation movie, Standing Bold, plays through the day, with other films showing on rotation. Films have open captions and assistive listening. The films at Province Lands Visitor Center play daily on a regular schedule. New outdoor exhibits were installed in 2020.
Last updated: April 17, 2021