Sunrise over Wychmere Harbor
An area rich in history with visitors from around the globe.

A Glimpse into the Past

Historic Cape Cod

Cape Cod was one of the first places settled in the United States. Contrary to the popular lore of Plymouth Rock, the Pilgrims made their first landing near present-day Provincetown on November 11, 1620. Our beautiful seaside village of Chatham was founded in 1712.

The Cape developed as a large fishing and whaling center in the 1800’s, and the first transatlantic wireless station was built in Chatham by Marconi in 1914. By the late 1800’s the Cape, particularly Chatham, became a popular tourist destination, with people from all over the world coming in to enjoy the pristine beaches, abundant seafood, and breathtaking vistas.

An area rich in history with visitors from around the globe.

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Today, Cape Cod is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world, with 40 miles of National Seashore, 60 beaches, biking, boating, fishing, and 42 golf courses. There are 19 picturesque Lighthouses, countless museums and galleries, and restaurants ranging from clam shacks to fine dining that rivals the best in New York City.

Whatever your vacation desires are – quiet days relaxing at the beach, deep sea fishing, fine dining, golfing, boating, visiting our neighboring islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, or even 4-wheeling on the dunes or flying in an antique biplane for a breathtaking bird’s-eye view of Cape Cod – we can help arrange it all!

Just call us at 508-945-9232, email us at reservations@chathaminn.com, or stop by our concierge desk!