Wampanoag Museum & the Mashpee Indian Meetinghouse

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Mashpee Indian Meetinghouse is completely restored and located on the edge of what was once a Wampanoag-only cemetery. (“They even took our burial ground away from us and made it theirs,” laments a volunteer guide.) This is the Cape’s oldest surviving meetinghouse. It was built in 1684 by the descendants of Massasoit and moved to its present spot in Mashpee in 1717.

The Mashpee Wampanoag Museum, Route 130 across from Lake Avenue, is a small, early-19th-century house built by Richard Bourne, minister and missionary to the Mashpee Wampanoag. (Check out the herring run at the end of the parking lot.)

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Meetinghouse Way

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