Cotuit is among the smallest of the seven Barnstable villages, covering about 5 square miles. The major part of the village is surrounded on three sides by water: Popponesset Bay, Cotuit Bay and Santuit River.
The village is characterized by its rustic charm and a laid back atmosphere. Sampsons island (accessible by boat or Kayak) is a wildlife sanctuary.  Most of the district is residential, heavily populated by homes of significant historic and architectural importance. The Village also includes:  Cotuit Library and Memorial Park, Bruce Hall of The Cotuit Federated Church, Freedom Hall, Mariners Hall, and the Historical Society/Samuel Doddridge House, and Lowell Park, home of the Cotuit Kettleers.  A small post office, a nine-hole golf course, quaint village grocery store, an oyster company (world-famous Cotuit oysters), a local bar and restaurant and a handful of other small businesses adds to Cotuit's charm.  The Santuit district, the original village center, runs along Route 28 and is an eclectic mix of family owned and occupied businesses, along with the jewels of the area, the Cahoon Art Museum and the Cotuit Center for the Arts. 

Cahoon Museum of American Art

Cahoon Museum of American Art

The museum both celebrates the legacy of Cape Cod folk artists Ralph and Martha Cahoon, displaying the whimsical mermaid paintings of Ralph Cahoon, along with a collection of 19th and early 20th century American art and preserving the historic building that was their home and studio.   The museum is located on Route 28 (4676 Falmouth Road-508-428-7581).  

 

Cape Cod Baseball League Games

Cape Cod Baseball League Games

A summertime staple! CCBL is a premier amateur wooden bat collegiate baseball league where you may see many future MLB players. Action packed, home-town fun at its best, town of Barnstable boasts two teams, Hyannis Hawks play at McKeon Field, Hyannis and Cotuit Kettleers, Lowell Park , Cotuit.

 

Chapman Art Gallery

Chapman Art Gallery

There is no better reminder than a painting created by an artist with their own hands. Most of Steven Chapman's art can bring back a fond and loving memory from the past or dream.  He has brought together some of the most talented artists who bring to the canvas the best New England has to offer. Chapman Art Gallery will be known for not only New England artists but for national and international artists as well.  We will continue to grow with the ever-changing world in which we live by offering art that will satisfy anyone’s palate.

 

Cotuit Center for the Arts

Cotuit Center for the Arts

"Do it at Cotuit"-Educate, Entertain, Illuminate, Inspire:  Offering a variety of educational programs, performances and exhibitions, Cotuit Center for the Arts has established itself as a great place to celebrate the arts in a most unique nauticaly inspired venue. Located on Route 28 (4404 Falmouth Road, 508-428-0669), the center has on-going, year round theatrical productions, art exhibits, classes, programs, workshops and concerts.

 

Cotuit Library

Cotuit Library

Historic public library founded in 1874 specializes in delivery to the homebound.

 

Eagle Pond

Eagle Pond

A perfect spot for reflection and inspiration, Eagle Pond in Cotuit offers extensive walking trails through the woods (dog friendly).  
The 151-acre Eagle Pond is the centerpiece of the Mary Barton Conservation Area and managed by the Mary Barton Land Trust with help from a dedicated team of volunteers.T

 

Elizabeth LOWELL Park

Elizabeth LOWELL Park

Home field of the Cotuit Kettleers, Cape Cod Baseball League.

 

Historical Society of Santuit and Cotuit

Historical Society of Santuit and Cotuit

DOTTRIDGE HOMESTEAD AND MUSEUM AND FIRE MUSEUM
Founded in 1955, the grounds of the Historical Society of Santuit and Cotuit feature Dottridge Homestead, the Museum and attached Fire Museum, an archive room, a gift shop, the Ice House and historical kitchen gardens. The buildings are open weekends from Memorial Day through Columbus Day, Thanksgiving weekend and during Christmas in Cotuit, the first weekend in December. The archives are available for research, and the Homestead and museums are available for private tours by appointment. 508-428-0461  1148 Main Street, Cotuit.
 

 

Map of the Seven Villages

Map of the Seven Villages

This map includes all seven villages, downtown Hyannis, Main Street Barnstable Village, and the Kennedy Legacy Trail.

 

William Morse Fire Museum

William Morse Fire Museum

Founded in 1955, the grounds of the Historical Society of Santuit and Cotuit hold the Dottridge Homestead, the Museum and attached Fire Museum, an archive room, a gift shop, the Ice House and Historical Kitchen Gardens.  The attached Fire Museum houses the oldest mechanized fire engine on Cape Cod along with antique fire fighting apparatus.

 

Upcoming events in Cotuit

2nd Wednesday Theater Presents"Studio Series"at Cotuit Center for the Arts 12/13

2nd Wednesday Theater Presents

December 13, 2017 7:30 pm

December 13

A monthly play-reading of rarely-performed classic, undiscovered gems, old chestnuts, and exciting new works.

Weds., December 13, at 7:30pm in the Main Performance Space
FREE admission and $5.00 wine

 

Location: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit, MA

Fifth Annual Small Works Show at The Cahoon Art Museum 11/22-12/23

Fifth Annual Small Works Show at The Cahoon Art Museum  11/22-12/23

December 16, 2017 11:02 am

Fifth Annual Small Works Show
November 22 – December 23
Opening Reception and Holiday Party will be held on Friday, December 1from 5:30 to 7:00pm

This popular invitational exhibit celebrates the high level of creativity of emerging and established local artists; artworks are for sale as a benefit for the Cahoon Museum.  Participating artists are challenged to create works equal to or less than 154 square inches in size. Mediums represented include photography, painting, prints, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, fiber work, and shell work.

 

Location: Cahhoon Museum of Art, 4676 Falmouth Rd, Cotuit, MA 02635

Christmas Shorts at The Cotuit Center for the Arts 12/7-23

Christmas Shorts at The Cotuit Center for the Arts 12/7-23

December 16, 2017 7:30 pm

December 7-23
Come to the Black Box Theater for some Christmas fun in December! We will be presenting Christmas Shorts, five merry little comedies by Matt Hoverman, directed by Melinda Gallant.
A celebrated Winner of the 2009 Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival, playwright Matt Hoverman brings an evening of hilarious short holiday comedies to the stage. Christmas Shorts offers five original plays that humorously comment on holiday themes: family, the nativity, Xmas cards, and elves. An outstanding Christmas collection!
Going Home
Newlyweds Greg and Cheryl have resolved to spend Christmas together alone in their tiny apartment for the first time… but when Cheryl decides at the last minute she can’t resist the siren call of her dysfunctional family, it’s all Greg can do to keep her from Going Home.
The Student
A two-character holiday comedy about a burnt-out, adult education writing teacher who rediscovers his passion in one of the strangest student-teacher conferences of all time.
The Christmas Witch
Two dudes find their relationship challenged when an ex-girlfriend with a penchant for breaking hearts and feasting on human flesh shows up one holiday eve… Can even the bond that unites two male roomies withstand the coming of… THE CHRISTMAS WITCH?!
Xmas Cards
Every year, prosperous, conservative couple Ned and Nelly fill out their Christmas cards together. Or rather, Ned tries to fill them out and Nelly slowly drives him insane. Why should this year be any different?
Nativity
Two strangers (one dressed as Mary, the other as Joseph for separate upcoming holiday pageants) meet in the waiting room of the Bethlehem, PA Fertility Clinic one Christmas Morning.
Christmas Shorts
in the Black Box Theater
December 7-23, 2017
Thurs-Sat at 7:30pm; 2:00pm Sun
Tickets $18, $15 for Members

 

Location: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit, MA

A Christmas Carol at The Cotuit Center for the Arts 12/19-21

A Christmas Carol at The Cotuit Center for the Arts 12/19-21

December 19, 2017 7:30 pm

A Christmas Carol
December 19-21

The spirit of the season comes to life in this magical one-person performance of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

Barnstable native Neil McGarry brings Ebenezer Scrooge’s holiday tale of redemption to the main stage at the Cotuit Center for the Arts.

A Christmas Carol
On the Main Stage
Tues-Thurs, December 19-21, 2017
Tickets $25, $20 for Members

 

Location: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit, MA

Wine and Holiday Singalong at the Cotuit Center for the Arts 12/20

Wine and Holiday Singalong at the Cotuit Center for the Arts 12/20

December 20, 2017 6:00 pm

December 20, 6:00pm

Wine and Music Wednesday is an open house held in our Gallery on the third Wednesday of every month from 6:00pm to 7:30pm, with wine tasting and live music.
December’s Wine & Music features a Holiday singalong featuring our own David Kuehn on piano!  Please join us for what has become a lovely annual tradition.
Tickets are just $10 or $5 for members and are only available at the door.
Join us for a splendid selection of wines and live music!

 

Location: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit, MA

Chandler Travis Philharmonic at The Cotuit Center for the Arts 12/29

Chandler Travis Philharmonic at The Cotuit Center for the Arts 12/29

December 29, 2017 7:30 pm

The Chandler Travis Philharmonic is a 9-piece ensemble from Boston that includes a horn section, string bass, keyboard, mandocello, guitar, drums, accordion, and singing valet.

 

Location: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit, MA