Salt Pond Visitor Center
Visitor Centers • History Museums
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Popular replica of an Indian settlement.
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Jodybacf
Columbia, MD18 contributions
Sep 2022
We are always interested in seeing any national park site so felt it was important to stop at the salt pond. We had a wonderful visit. This is mainly because we went on a Ranger led tour with Katie. Katie was very interested in imparting knowledge of the area to our small group and in helping us understand the natural history and ecology of the area. She genuinely appreciated our interest and questions. The walk was physically easy and a good use of time. The rangers working inside the visitor center were so kind about helping me get NPS passport stamps.
Written 28 September 2022
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Michael B
Manlius, NY414 contributions
Sep 2022
This is the primary visitors center for the cape cod national seashore park, with a nice movie explaining what it is and where things are headed.
Written 25 September 2022
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theoljohnnyboy
New Florence, PA1,398 contributions
Sep 2022
A nice new VC with a nice view, trails easily accessible, many restrooms, friendly rangers, a gift shop and a theatre. Easy to locate.
Written 16 September 2022
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Zephyr_Travel
Fredericksburg, VA3,037 contributions
Aug 2022
Good information for orienting to the southern section of the park. Their is a medium sized museum with some nice area artifacts, particularly related to cranberries and whaling. The main bathrooms are in a separate building. water bottle refill stations are next to the bathroom. The parking lot is large and can handle a decent crowd. The gift store is small and get's crowded early. The trails and views outside the back of the center are beautiful.
Written 27 August 2022
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Wendy M
Chicago, IL21 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
What a beautiful place! Excellent visitor center with short film about the area and Cape Cod National seashore. Good little museum too. Nice walking trails of all difficulty levels, including a trail for blind people with braille signs and info about the various plants. We stopped off on our way to Provence town. Don’t pass it by.
Written 21 June 2022
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nara501
Boston, MA294 contributions
Jun 2022
Good for quick break and orientation. Very nice picnic area and walks available around the building. No food (not even vending machines) though.
Written 5 June 2022
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Joseph H
Beavercreek, OH1,424 contributions
Oct 2021
My wife and I enjoyed walking the Nauset Bike Trail from the Salt Pond Visitor Center to Coast Guard Beach, an approximately 3.8 mile walk round-trip. The trail is well-maintained with some areas currently being rebuilt due to tree root issues. We had a beautiful day to spend some time at Coast Guard Beach, then return to the visitor center.
Written 20 October 2021
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Cynthia S
Danbury, United States8 contributions
Sep 2021
Nice gift shop. Nice hiking trail. There is also a small museum and short movie that you should see once they reopen after covid restrictions are lifted. Beautiful views even from the visitor center itself! The park rangers and volunteer staff are pleasant and knowledgeable.
Written 3 October 2021
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Motherhen03
Fairfax, VA159 contributions
Sep 2021
This is a wonderful part of the Cape Cod National Seashore. They have helpful maps, clean bathrooms, ample parking. We enjoyed hiking the Salt Pond Trail. There were other trails we could have gone on, but we were too tired. There was a nice roadmap to get us to the overlook of the ocean. The parking at the ocean beach was limited due to construction. We could walk to a lighthouse nearby. The signs along the trails were interesting. A short drive away is the site of the Three Sisters lighthouses which are different from the lighthouses along the Chesapeake Bay.
Written 21 September 2021
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Maltipoo16
New York921 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
The park rangers were very helpful at getting us started on our trek through the national seashore. They even gave us a map and helped me get my National park passport book stamped. The visitor center is open for the store only and the restrooms. There was a limited number of people allowed in the building and a mask mandate required for entry. I do wish they were able to have the museum reopened, but they were doing construction. The view of Salt Pond from the center was also beautiful.
Written 21 August 2021
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SALT POND VISITOR CENTER (Eastham) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

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  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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