The Town of Barnstable recognizes arts and culture as key economic drivers that contribute to the vibrancy of the area and provide an important backdrop and enriching experiences year round for residents and visitors.  Each of the seven villages features art, culture and historic gems, all with seaside charm.  Two of the villages, Hyannis and Barnstable Village have state designated cultural districts. The Hyannis HyArts Cultural District, the first state designated cultural district on Cape Cod, and the Barnstable Village Cultural District focus the town and community partners on the common goals to attract artists, cultural and creative enterprises; encourage business and job retention and creation; further establish the district as a tourist destination; preserve and reuse historic buildings; enhance property values;  and foster local cultural development. 

1717 West Parish Meetinghouse

1717 West Parish Meetinghouse

Town meetings were held at the Meetinghouse here for over 130 years and the West Parish Church has met here since 1719.  
America's early statesmen planned local strategies during the Revoluntionay War and the War of 1812 and patriots James Otis, Jr, and Mercy Otis Warren were both educated here. 

The Meetinghouse is open to the public during the summer and any other time by appointment.  It is a place to meet and learn.  Events are scheduled throughout the year.

 

Cotuit Walking Map

Cotuit Walking Map

The Cotuit Historic District is a historic district encompassing the heart of the village of Cotuit in Barnstable, Massachusetts. It extends along Main Street from Lowell Street in the north to Sea Street in the south, and includes portions of Ocean View Avenue and properties on adjacent roads. The oldest properties date to the late 18th century (including the c. 1790 Samuel Dottridge House, now a local historical society museum), but saw its greatest development during the height of the area's maritime industry in the mid 19th century.

 

Cultural Center of Cape Cod

Cultural Center of Cape Cod

The Cultural Center offers a wide range of events and programs related to Exhibition, Education, and Entertainment.

 

Hyannis historic walking map

Hyannis historic walking map
 

Marstons Mills Walking Map

Marstons Mills Walking Map
 

Osterville Walking Tour

Osterville Walking Tour
 

Upcoming events in Culture

Pops by the Sea Concert featuring the Boston Pops Orchestra

Pops by the Sea Concert featuring the Boston Pops Orchestra

August 13, 2017 5:00 pm

Join the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra on the Hyannis Village Green on Sunday, August 13th, 2017 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The pre-show entertainment begins at 1pm.

 

Location: Hyannis Village Green