Visitor Centers

A man and a woman walk in front of a glass and brick building with an arrowhead logo on it.
The outside front of the Salt Pond Visitor Center.

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Salt Pond Visitor Center Salt Pond Visitor Center is Cape Cod National Seashore's year-round visitor facility, with a theater, 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. 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.

Salt Pond Visitor Center is located at 50 Nauset Road, at the intersection of Route 6 in Eastham. Hours: daily 9 am to 4:30 pm from mid-October to Memorial Day weekend, and until 5 pm from Memorial Day to mid-October. Phone: (508) 255-3421.

The films at Salt Pond Visitor Center play daily on a regular schedule.

 
People look out from the top deck of a round shingled building surrounded by trees.
Visitors look out from the top observation deck of the Province Lands Visitor Center.

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The Province Lands Visitor Center at the tip of the Cape 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.

There are restrooms, a store, and outdoor exhibits and decks providing a 360-degree view of the Province Lands dunes, the Outer Beach and the Atlantic Ocean. From this location you can see Race Point Ranger Station, Race Point Beach, the Old Harbor Life-Saving Station, and the Pilgrim Monument in Provincetown. The Province Lands Bicycle Trail and Beech Forest are nearby.

The Province Lands Visitor Center is located at 171 Race Point Road, off Route 6 at the northern end of Cape Cod National Seashore in Provincetown. Hours: daily, May through October, 9 am to 5 pm. Phone: (508) 487-1256.

The films at Province Lands Visitor Center play daily on a regular schedule.

Last updated: October 15, 2019

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Mailing Address:

99 Marconi Site Road
Wellfleet, MA 02667

Phone:

(508) 255-3421

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