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
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
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
Marstons Mills Walking Map
Osterville Walking Tour
Upcoming events in Culture
Be sure to check out the arts and cultural happenings in all seven villages.