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.

 

One Town, Seven Villages, Town of Barnstable Cape Cod Chamber Tourism One Sheet

One Town, Seven Villages, Town of Barnstable Cape Cod Chamber Tourism One Sheet

The seven villages of Barnstable have their own unique character and charm. All together they form one strong, proud community that is an integral part of Cape Cod. 

 

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

Cougar the Musical at the Cotuit Center for the Arts 6/7-24

Cougar the Musical at the Cotuit Center for the Arts 6/7-24

June 24, 2018 10:56 am

“Hilarious, soulful and heartwarming,” Cougar the Musical by Donna Moore unleashes three divine but disillusioned women who develop a taste for hot, young men. They let their inner cougar roar and purr, finding self-love and empowerment in the process. The sexy, ferocious cast of three fabulous-over-forty women and one multi-talented boy toy sing and dance their way through a satiating range of original songs, from grinding blues, to doo-wop, to pop to “Julio,” a romantic ballad, sung to a vibrator.

Hilarious, soulful and heartwarming, Cougar the Musical is a madcap ride from Cougar Bar to nail salon to boudoir and back as the women learn to say “yes” to getting older, “yes” to trust and friendship and to proving that love is ageless.

JUNE 7-24, 2018
THURS-SAT 7:30PM • SUN 4:00PM
TICKETS $20 • $15 FOR MEMBERS

 

Location: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Rd, Cotuit MA

Library FaceBook Class 6/27

Library FaceBook Class 6/27

June 27, 2018 1:00 pm

Cotuit Library is now doing in-house tech classes on the last Wednesday of every month. This month we will be discussing the basic know-how’s of the social media giant, FaceBook. We request that you bring your own personal devices to practice on, but laptops are available for use at the library for those who need them.

Registration is required for attendance; maximum of 8 people per class.

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.

 

Location: Cotuit Library, 871 Main Street, Cotuit MA 02635

Family Movie - My Little Pony: The Movie 6/27

Family Movie - My Little Pony: The Movie 6/27

June 27, 2018 7:00 pm

Come down to Cotuit Library as we do our first family movie of the summer, My Little Pony: The Movie:

“After a dark force conquers Canterlot, the Mane 6 embark on an unforgettable journey beyond Equestria where they meet new friends and exciting challenges on a quest to use the magic of friendship to save their homeland.” (imdb.com)

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.

 

Location: Cotuit Library, 871 Main Street, Cotuit MA 02635

Man of La Mancha at the Cotuit Center for the Arts 6/28-7/30

Man of La Mancha at the Cotuit Center for the Arts 6/28-7/30

June 28, 2018 7:30 pm

June 28-July 30

Inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ seventeenth-century masterpiece Don Quixote, Man of La Mancha is one of the most successful musicals in Broadway history. Powerful, brutal, hilarious, and heartbreaking, Man of La Mancha celebrates the perseverance of a dying old man who refuses to relinquish his ideals or his passion. The celebrated score includes “The Impossible Dream,” “I, Don Quixote,” “Dulcinea,” “I Really Like Him,” “Little Bird,” and “To Each His Dulcinea.”

Written by Dale Wasserman, music by Mitch Leigh, lyrics by Joe Darion. Directed by Joan Baird.

Man of La Mancha
June 28-July 29
Thursday-Saturday at 7:30PM
Sunday at 4:00PM
Tickets $35, $30 for balcony seats
$5 discount for members, $2 discount for seniors/veterans

 

Location: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Rd, Cotuit MA

A Week of Art Fundraiser Reception 7/5

A Week of Art Fundraiser Reception 7/5

July 5, 2018 3:00 pm

The Chapman Art Gallery Invites you to our: “A Week of Art” Fundraiser Reception. There will be refreshments and art on display for purchase. The sale runs all week until Saturday June 14th at the art gallery. A percentage of each sale made will go to benefit Cotuit Library, so come support your local artists, art gallery, and library this week, and come enjoy our free reception this Thursday.

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.

 

Location: 5 Main St, Cotuit, MA 02635

Annual Book Sale 7/6-7

Annual Book Sale 7/6-7

July 6, 2018 12:00 pm

It’s that time of year again for the Annual Friends of Cotuit Library Book Sale. All books are $1 unless otherwise marked. Come on down to Freedom Hall in Cotuit this 4th of July weekend and grab some bargain books! Come get some great deals on these three following days:

Friday: Noon - 6:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 5:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 2:00

 

Location: 976 Main St, Cotuit, MA 02635

2nd Wednesday Theater at the Cotuit Arts Center 7/11

2nd Wednesday Theater at the Cotuit Arts Center 7/11

July 11, 2018 10:53 am

A sunny room on an upper floor is prime real estate in the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility, so when the cantankerous Abby is forced to share her quarters with new-arrival Marilyn, she has no choice but to get rid of the infuriatingly chipper woman by any means necessary. A seemingly harmless bet between the old women quickly escalates into a dangerous game of one-upmanship that reveals not just the tenacity of these worthy opponents, but also deeper truths that each would rather remain hidden.

Ripcord
Written by David Lindsay-Abaire
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 7:30pm
On the Main Stage
FREE admission!

 

Location: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Rd, Cotuit MA

Sidney Sussex College Choir, in Concert 7/13

Sidney Sussex College Choir, in Concert 7/13

July 13, 2018 11:16 am

The Choir of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge University, UK
East Coast USA Tour July 2018
Lunchtime Concert at the Cotuit Center for the Arts
Friday 13th July 2018, 1:00pm
Free admission.

Music to include works by Thomas Tallis, William Byrd, William Harris, Eric Whitacre and many more!

CDs for sale at end of concert.


“They sing with as much sensitivity and soul as many more famous rivals”

Gramophone Magazine

 

Location: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Rd, Cotuit MA

C3: Cotuit Coding Camp 7/16-20

C3: Cotuit Coding Camp 7/16-20

July 16, 2018 10:00 am

This week of Cotuit Coding Camp is designed for children ages 5 to 7 years old. Each day they will learn by playing active games, singing songs, reading stories, working with small robots and experimenting with computer science. Don’t miss out on this opportunity for your children to take advantage of this great educational program!
Space is limited to 8. Attendance at all five days is required.

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.

 

Location: 871 Main St, Cotuit, MA 02635

Author Talk: Jenna Blum 7/16

Author Talk: Jenna Blum 7/16

July 16, 2018 6:30 pm

Author Jenna Blum reads from her recently released novel, The Lost Family:

“In 1965 Manhattan, patrons flock to Masha’s to savor its brisket bourguignon and impeccable service and to admire its dashing owner and head chef Peter Rashkin. With his movie-star good looks and tragic past, Peter, a survivor of Auschwitz, is the most eligible bachelor in town. But Peter does not care for the parade of eligible women who come to the restaurant hoping to catch his eye. He has resigned himself to a solitary life. Running Masha’s consumes him, as does his terrible guilt over surviving the horrors of the Nazi death camp while his wife, Masha—the restaurant’s namesake—and two young daughters perished.

Then exquisitely beautiful June Bouquet, an up-and-coming young model, appears at the restaurant, piercing Peter’s guard. Though she is twenty years his junior, the two begin a passionate, whirlwind courtship. When June unexpectedly becomes pregnant, Peter proposes, believing that beginning a new family with the woman he loves will allow him to let go of the horror of the past. But over the next twenty years, the indelible sadness of those memories will overshadow Peter, June, and their daughter Elsbeth, transforming them in shocking, heartbreaking, and unexpected ways.” (amazon.com)
Books will be available for purchase and signing

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.

 

Location: 871 Main St, Cotuit, MA 02635

Stargazing at Lowell Park 7/16

Stargazing at Lowell Park 7/16

July 16, 2018 8:30 pm

Join the folks from Cotuit Library as we turn our gazes skyward towards the stars!  This is the first of several stargazing events we’ll be holding for the summer months, and Cotuit Library has everything you need to participate!  We have the telescopes, just bring yourself and your minds full of wonderment! (although all telescopes will be welcome!).

The rain date for this event is Wednesday, July 18th @ 8:30 PM.

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.

 

Location: 10 Lowell Ave, Cotuit, MA 02635

Fat Ass Cancer Bitch: Resistant Grey at the Cotuit Center for the Arts 7/17-18

Fat Ass Cancer Bitch:  Resistant Grey at the Cotuit Center for the Arts 7/17-18

July 17, 2018 10:59 am

Christine Rathbun Ernst returns this summer with another all-new nifty collection of story, monologue, and humor. Now in its EIGHTH year, the FACB franchise is as bitchy and irreverent and thought-provoking as ever. Part stand-up, part storytelling — a funny, searing, honest show you won’t forget!

Tuesday & Wednesday
July 17 & 18 at 7:30pm
Tickets $20

 

Location: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Rd, Cotuit MA

Breaking the Code at the Cotuit Center for the Arts 7/19-8/5

Breaking the Code at the Cotuit Center for the Arts 7/19-8/5

July 19, 2018 11:03 am

Join us for this exceptional biographical drama about a man who broke too many codes: the eccentric genius Alan Turing who played a major role in winning the World War II; he broke the complex German code called Enigma, enabling allied forces to foresee German maneuvers. Since his work was classified top secret for years after the war, no one knew how much was owed to him when he was put on trial for breaking another code the taboo against homosexuality. Turing, who was also the first to conceive of computers, was convicted of the criminal act of homosexuality and sentenced to undergo hormone treatments which left him physically and mentally debilitated. He died a suicide, forgotten and alone. This play is about who he was, what happened to him and why.

In the Black Box Theater
July 19-August 5
Thurs-Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 4:00pm
Tickets $20, $15 for members

 

Location: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Rd, Cotuit MA

Growing Up McDougal... Happy, Hopeful, and Hung-Over! 7/25

Growing Up McDougal... Happy, Hopeful, and Hung-Over! 7/25

July 25, 2018 11:06 am

Nancy Witter’s new show opened in New York City on Thursday September 21st at Don’t Tell Mama to rave reviews! This new show has Nancy regaling her audiences with stories of her unique childhood growing up in a large Irish Cathoholic family. Nancy learned early on, thanks to her happy hopeful and hung-over parents how to find the comedy in catastrophes, and hope in despair.
Growing up in a very large Irish “Cathaholic” family, and struggling as a working single mother for 20 years, gave Nancy Witter all the comedic material she needed to sustain her thoughout her long-standing comedy career. Nancy has won three New York City MAC Awards for “Outstanding Female Comedian” and a MAC Award for her one woman show “Dignity Check… Please”. Nancy was one of five finalists on Nick at Nite’s “Search for the Funniest Mom in America” in 2005. Soon after, she joined two other finalists and for five years they toured in sold out theaters across the country in the hit comedy show “Mama’s Night Out”. “The New York Times” has described Nancy as having “a razor sharp wit” and Backstage Magazine named her to their list of “Comedy Best Bets”. Nancy performs at comedy venues throughout New York City and the country.

Wednesday, July 25
on the Mainstage
Tickets $32, $27 for balcony seating
$2 discount for senior/veterans, $5 discount for members

 

Location: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Rd, Cotuit MA

"Suede" in Concert at the Cotuit Center for the Arts 8/10-11

August 10, 2018 11:19 am

Direct from sold out shows at world renowned clubs like NYC’s famous Birdland and Boston’s Scullers Jazz Club, as well as multiple other national and international tours, which include helping to raise $45,000 in one night for a free clinic outside Washington, DC - and having the immense privilege and honor of being the late, great Joan Rivers’ opening act, commanding standing ovations from Joan’s audiences and bringing the house down – longtime Cape Cod favorite Suede joins us for one hot August weekend with her New England trio of Freddie Boyle, piano, Rich Hill, bass & Steve Langone, drums!
The New York Times says she’s like Adele meets Diana Krall meets Bette Midler - sassy, smooth and intoxicating.
SUEDE
Friday, August 10 at 7:30pm
Saturday, August 11 at 7:30pm
Tickets $40, $35 for balcony
$2 discount for seniors/veterans, $5 discount for members

 

Location: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Rd, Cotuit MA

14th Annual Provincetown Jazz Festival at The Cotuit Center for the Arts 8/13

14th Annual Provincetown Jazz Festival at The Cotuit Center for the Arts 8/13

August 13, 2018 7:30 pm

The 14th Annual, 2018 Provincetown Jazz Festival will be held on August 9, 7:00pm at The Crown & Anchor in Provincetown and on August 13, 7:30pm at Cotuit Center for the Arts.

For 13 years the Provincetown Jazz Festival has presented jazz musicians from the United States, Canada, Brazil, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. This year we will feature the Tim Ray Trio & Daryl Sherman in Cotuit.

 

Location: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Rd, Cotuit MA

Cotuit Center for the Arts & Mark Cortale present WELL-STRUNG The Singing String Quartet 8/17

Cotuit Center for the Arts & Mark Cortale present WELL-STRUNG The Singing String Quartet 8/17

August 17, 2018 11:30 am

Well-Strung, featuring Edmund Bagnell (first violin), Christopher Marchant (second violin), Daniel Shevlin (cello) and Trevor Wadleigh (viola), is a string quartet with a modern twist. The group plays universally recognized classical pieces while singing pop music hits from the likes of Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Kelly Clarkson, and other pop stars for a uniquely engaging experience.

The New York Times recently called Well-Strung “A talented quartet of men who sing and play instruments brilliantly fuses pop and classical music from Madonna to Beethoven.”

Conceived by Mark Cortale and Christopher Marchant, the foursome formed in 2012 and has since gained international attention. They have been invited to perform at the Vatican in Rome and at a gala for President Obama. Their hit ‘viral’ music video “Chelsea’s Mom” led to a special requested performance for 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton herself. They have also performed with artists such as Kristin Chenoweth, Neil Patrick Harris, Audra McDonald, Deborah Voigt and they were the opening act for Joe Jonas and his band DNCE at Pride Toronto. They have performed twice with the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus and this December they will co-star in two Christmas concerts at Town Hall in Manhattan with the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus. The group has received critical acclaim at New York’s prestigious Feinstein’s/54 Below and well beyond, from the House of Blues in New Orleans to the Leicester Square Theatre in London.
Friday, August 17
7:30pm
Tickets $55, $50 for balcony seats

 

Location: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Rd, Cotuit MA

Grab Brothers' Full Blown Original Show at the Cotuit Center for the Arts 9/14

Grab Brothers' Full Blown Original Show at the Cotuit Center for the Arts 9/14

September 14, 2018 11:35 am

The Grab Brothers are true brothers—Larry and Marc Grab—with music that explodes in a kick-ass blend of “Retro for Today” lead guitar crunching rhythms, mystical-leaning lyrics and arena-filling vocals that pull your heart strings on a whim. But there’s more. These brothers can also strum you a pot-full of acoustical gems and have you singing along to their life-fulfilling stories even when you’ve never heard the songs before.

Grab Brothers Full Blown Original Show!
Friday, September 14
7:30pm

Tickets $40-$125

 

Location: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Rd, Cotuit MA