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Aptucxet Trading Post Museum

24 Aptucxet Rd, Bourne Village, Bourne, MA 02532-5434
+1 508-759-9487
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A wonderful 1 to 2 hour outing

A wonderful visit! Wendy, our enthusiastic guide, was incredibly knowledgable, both about the... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
Bob E
via mobile
I walk or bike in front of it (the Canal side) or through it many times a week and I am not impressed.

This attraction would have the potential -for its antiquity, history and location- to... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2016
White Hall, MD
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24 Aptucxet Rd, Bourne Village, Bourne, MA 02532-5434
+1 508-759-9487
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

A wonderful visit! Wendy, our enthusiastic guide, was incredibly knowledgable, both about the history, the tools and buildings, the culture and even the use of the various plants. She handled all types of personalities during our visit with skill and grace. My nomination for the...More

1  Thank Bob E
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This attraction would have the potential -for its antiquity, history and location- to shine. Instead,when not hosting some fair or show, the place is remarkably dull, unadorned and poorly manned. If I were a tourist, I would visit it while walking the Canal trail, but...More

Thank IPAgenoa
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

small but excellent site. the building has been meticulously e restored. Much information about the native Americans and the white settlers during the first 30-odd years of their co-existence, while they still had friendly relations and could conduct mutually beneficial trade which gave the native...More

1  Thank carole g
Reviewed 22 August 2016

2 of the Pilgrims ventured from Plimouth to trade with the Native Americans... Wampum was invented here... Later the Pilgrims traded with the Dutch who sailed up from New York... Fascinating and quick side trip on the way to Falmouth or Masphee and only 3...More

Thank Kathy A
Reviewed 8 July 2016

This place is a bit off the beaten path and very modest, but we enjoyed our visit -- the docent, a Wampanoag women who used to work at Plimouth Plantation, was very informative and we learned some interesting facts about early trade and commerce in...More

Thank algy1960
Reviewed 21 June 2016

The tour was about 30 minutes, but very informative. We happened to see the sign for the trading post on the canal ride and glad we did!

Thank SthShoreMama
Reviewed 29 September 2015

The docent was very enthusiastic and full of information about this very interesting attraction. This part of the very early history of New England is a must when touring this area.

Thank GreenGazoo
Reviewed 23 September 2015

Excellent place to visit. We were looking for Green Gables the home of Grover Cleveland and came across this museum. The home is not available but the railroad station used by the former president was moved to the location of the trading post. So we...More

1  Thank caroche
Reviewed 31 July 2015

Each year we drive past this museum when we ride on the bike path. This year we decided to stop and check out the outside of this museum. There is a fee to go into the Trading Post, but we just checked out the outside....More

Thank travel5bugEuro
Reviewed 24 July 2015

The history lesson was fantastic! Did not know that this trading post was originally built by the Pilgrims. The gardens on the property are also worth stopping by to see. Also on the property are President Grover Cleveland's Gray Gables Railroad Station and a windmill...More

Thank csparrow2
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