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A Peek into History

Our family toured the Captain Penniman House in Eastham, MA on the 4th of July, as a beach day... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
New England
Beautiful house near the water

We took the guided tour of this house. The architecture is very interesting. This may have been... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2017
Lebanon, CT
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Fort Hill Road, Eastham, MA 02642
+1 508-349-3785
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family toured the Captain Penniman House in Eastham, MA on the 4th of July, as a beach day alternative, with our mother and two teenage children. We coupled our visit with a drive out to the water and marsh for some photo opportunities and...More

1  Thank NewEnglandGoodLife
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Could only see the outside and looks like it is being renovated. But some good walks nearby which give good views of the marsh

Thank David282xyz
Reviewed 23 April 2018

Wonderful old whaling captains house with many original features. Soapstone sink and original piping system. Very cool photos of the captain and his daring wife. Apparently she was very handy and built her own boat! It's hit or miss with the guided tour. View from...More

Thank Tom K
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

This is a cute and unusual looking house, set off the main road but still easy to get to, and there's a parking lot just up the street. The house was closed while we were there, so we only got to see the outside. The...More

1  Thank Gwen B
Reviewed 16 September 2017

We took the guided tour of this house. The architecture is very interesting. This may have been the first house on Cape Cod to feature hot and cold running water and inside toilets. There is a nice knoll nearby with great views of the ocean....More

Thank aablodgett
Reviewed 10 August 2017

This was a nice morning adventure for our family. We enjoyed the walk and the views. The sharpening stone used by native Indians was interesting.

Thank 1951cbwiles
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

If you watch for the Cape Cod event postings in Cape Week, you may be able to attend a guided tour of the Captain Penniman House conducted by a park service volunteer. The tour gives a history of the home and Fort Hill area and...More

Thank svragman
Reviewed 16 July 2017

While I was sitting on the Nauset Light Beach I got a slight craving to see a beautiful house. So I asked this old lady, head down in the water floating. She, unfortunately, didn't answer. I was sitting there all alone craving to see a...More

Thank lukecapecod
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We took a walk around the Penniman House due to it being under restoration. Nice architecture and there's two (maybe three) signs describing Captain Penniman and his home. It was interesting. I found the whale entrance quite awesome. Combine this with a walk around Fort...More

1  Thank jorozco203
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Although the Captain Penniman house was not open to the public on the day we visited, it was still very interesting to walk around the outside of this beautiful, old building. The attention to detail in its construction is amazing. Walk down the hill to...More

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Response from aablodgett | Reviewed this property |
It is open to the public on a seasonal basis. Contact the park at 508-255-3421 for further information.