FALMOUTH— Whether you want to experience local history on foot or aboard a trolley, the Falmouth Museums on the Green has a fall tour for you.
The Museums’ two-hour trolley tour departs every Wednesday at 10 am beginning September 11 and ending October 9. The route travels through downtown Falmouth, Falmouth Heights and Woods Hole and includes a special stop at Highfield Hall & Gardens, where passengers can take a self-guided tour of the historic estate.
Tickets for the rain or shine trolley excursions are $30 ($25 for Falmouth Historical Society members). Reservations are required; tours usually sell out.
Guided walking tours around Falmouth depart at 10 am every Tuesday and Thursday (weather permitting) through October. Each walk lasts between 1-1/2 and 2 hours and covers almost a mile over mostly flat, paved ground.
Participants will pass the 1814 Captain William Bodfish House and learn about one of the youngest master mariners of the time, hear the 1796 Paul Revere bell ring in the First Congregational Church and visit the town burial ground, where the oldest headstone is dated 1706. They’ll also find out what a "live oaker" is and see what the Village Green looked like over a century ago.
Tickets for this walk are $10 and include admission to the Museums’ historic buildings and exhibits.
There is also a shorter “Around the Village Green” historical walking tour every Wednesday at 10 am through October (weather permitting). Tickets are $5; admission to the Museums’ buildings and exhibits is an additional charge.
The Museums are located at 55 & 65 Palmer Avenue in Falmouth. For reservations to any tour, visit museumsonthegreen.org or call 508-548-4857, ext. 10.