|A tip of Washburn Island in the background - we had quite|
an experience camping there one night - very rustic!
|An example of a Wampanoag wetu|
at the Waquoit Bay Reserve
|Bay View Cemetery along Rt. 28|
From there, we got back in the car and drove to downtown Falmouth to the historic Village Green off Main Street (Rt. 28). This area has served as the town center since 1756, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A few pictures from our walk around the Green are below; of particular note is the home of Katharine Lee Bates, the author of "America the Beautiful".
|The home of Katharine Lee Bates, built in 1820. |
Katharine was born in the house is 1859.
|First Congregational Church, circa 1796;|
contains a bell manufactured by Paul Revere.
|Oldest home on the Falmouth Village Green - 1790|
Dr. Francis Wick's house - Federal style
From Falmouth's historic district, it's a short drive down to Woods Hole, located in the southwest corner of the Cape. There is a great deal to see here in terms of history and geography, including many famous marine science organizations, a Coast Guard station, and the Nobska light house, pictured below. I've actually been up to the top, as we were at a Coast Guard dinner at the house years ago.
|Nobska Lighthouse, 1828. The house is used by the|
commander of US Coast Guard Group Woods Hole,
now renamed CG Sector Southeastern New England.
While we couldn't visit every point of interest in Falmouth in the time we had, we did hit a few more...Highfield Hall and Gardens, Beebe Woods, cranberry bogs, Old Silver Beach - there's so much to see in the Cape's second-largest town. And, as a post-script, my son received an A on the Falmouth project - 100% - and we both learned a lot along the way.