Chatham's History Weekend

June 21st to 23rd

Historic Chatham, a cooperative effort among Chatham's many museums and organizations focused on history, has released details about History Weekend 2019. Planned for June 21, 22, and 23, the weekend will see museums and sites opening their doors for the season and celebrating the town’s history. Many of the sites will offer discounted or free admission for the weekend.

A number of programs have also been scheduled over the weekend. For example, on Saturday, June 22, Historic Chatham will be hosting a “Chatham History Tour.” The tours are 90-minute guided bus rides throughout the town of Chatham. The tour will be highlighting historic landmarks and venues. If you don’t feel like a driving tour, how about a walking tour? “Chatham Walks” is a guided tour service in Chatham. They will lead a special free walk on Saturday of History Weekend, at 10 am. Two free public tours will be led to Monomoy Point Lighthouse by the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge over the weekend. There will also be a lecture on Chatham’s Archaeological Digs on Sunday, June 23, at the Atwood House & Museum.

Participating museums and sites and the hours they will be open are as follows:  

Atwood House & Museum:

Friday & Saturday 10 am – 5 pm, Sunday 1 – 4 pm, Museum entrance fee will be half price

Caleb Nickerson Homestead

Saturday 10 am- 4 pm

Chatham Lighthouse:

Saturday & Sunday: Open for tours from 1- 3:30 pm, weather permitting, proper footwear required

Chatham Railroad Museum:

Friday & Saturday 10 am- 4 pm

Chatham Windmill:

Saturday 10 am – 3 pm

Eldredge Public Library:

Friday & Saturday 10 am – 5 pm

Marconi – RCA Wireless Museum:

Friday & Saturday 10:30 am- 4:40 pm and Sunday 1- 4pm

Mayo House:

Saturday 11 am- 2 pm

Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge:

Friday, Saturday, Sunday 9 am- 5 pm

For additional information please check the History Weekend website, welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on