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Mashpee is in Massachusetts on Cape Cod. It includes the village of New Seabury. Purchased in 1660 to be a reservation for the Wampanoag tribe and later revoked and incorporated as a town. Until the 1960s, Wampanoags made up the majority of the population.

Get in[edit]

  • From Boston take Route 3 south to the Sagamore Bridge and continue on Route 6 to Route 130 which leads to Mashpee.
  • From Providence take Interstate Route 195 to 495 and cross the Bourne Bridge. Proceed on Route 28 to Route 151.

Get around[edit]



  • Cape Cod Children's Museum, 577 Great Neck Rd. South, +1 508 539-8788, . Summer: M-Sa 10AM-5PM, Su noon-5PM; Labor Day to Memorial Day: Tu-Th 10AM-3PM, F Sa 10AM-5PM, Su noon-5PM. Pirate ship, indoor planetarium, puppet theatre, hands-on exhibits and special programs. $6, $5 for -4 or 60+.
  • 1 Wampanoag Indian Museum, 414 Main Street, +1 508 477-9339. The world's only museum devoted exclusively to Wampanoag history. $5 adults, $4 seniors, $2 children (6-18). Mashpee Wampanoag Indian Museum (Q18151417) on Wikidata Mashpee Wampanoag Indian Museum on Wikipedia


  • 2 Lowell Holly Reservation (Off South Sandwich Rd), +1 508 679-2115. This 135-acre preserve has large stands of holly and Mashpee-Wakeby pond is one of the best freshwater fishing sites on the Cape. Lowell Holly Reservation (Q6693221) on Wikidata Lowell Holly Reservation on Wikipedia
  • 3 South Cape Beach State Park, 668 Great Oak Rd, +1 508 457-0495. Restrooms. Excellent beach. South Cape Beach State Park (Q7566507) on Wikidata South Cape Beach State Park on Wikipedia
  • 4 Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (Rte. 28, Entrance in E. Falmouth), +1 508-457-0495, fax: +1 617-727-5537, . Wonderful 2200-acre reserve perfect for hiking. Also runs public events such as Evenings on the Bluff and the Watershed Block Party. Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (Q7968341) on Wikidata Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve on Wikipedia
  • Wakeby Pond, Ryder Conservation Area, John Ewer Rd (South Sandwich). Lifeguards, food, and rest rooms. The Cape's largest freshwater body of water. Parking $10. Mashpee and Wakeby Ponds (Q6783210) on Wikidata Mashpee and Wakeby Ponds on Wikipedia





  • Mashpee Commons, 22 Steeple Street (Off the Mashpee rotary at Routes 28 and 151), +1 508-477-5400. M-Sa 10AM-9PM, Su 11AM-5PM. Over 90 shops, from small boutiques and jewelry stores (M. Brann, Elfstone) to large chain stores (Gap, Williams Sonoma) and local merchants (Soft as a Grape, Ghelfi Candies). The village square hosts festivals and other events. Restaurants include the centrally located Bobby Byrne's Pub and Jade Chinese Restaurant.







Compared to other Cape Cod towns, Mashpee does not have a lot of lodging.



  • The Santuit Inn, 6 Falmouth Road, +1 508-428-6433. Immerse yourself in the quaint décor and stylish Cape Cod ambience ever-present in our beautifully appointed accommodations. Enjoy casual comfort and convenience amidst gracious amenities and thoughtful service – just steps away from the waves of the Atlantic Ocean.

Go next[edit]

Routes through Mashpee
WarehamFalmouth  W  E  CotuitEastham

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