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Chester Ranlett Tool Museum
The Chester Ranlett Tool Museum is located behind the Swift-Daley House. On display are hundreds of tools, many of them unusual and unique to this area. A forge on the premises operates at the whim of the blacksmith.
1869 Schoolhouse Museum
The 1869 Schoolhouse Museum is housed in a one room schoolhouse built in 1869. The original and remaining one of the three schoolhouses consolidated on that site in 1906, it served the town until 1936 when the last pupils moved to a newer building.
Olde Gift Shop
Set behind the Swift-Daley House, the Olde Gift Shop is filled with fascinating treasures from antiques to hand-crafted items from local artisans.
Built in 1741 by Joshua Knowles, its bowed roof is typical of early houses built by ship's carpenters. The wide board floors, deep kitchen fireplace and narrow stairways are other features of 18th century houses. The entire house is furnished with articles ranging from Colonial to Victorian.
Eastham Historical Museum
The museum displays objects from the various facets of the town's history including farming, shipwrecks, the Life Saving Service, Native American artifacts, the school and daily life in town.
Dill Beach Camp
The A. Thomas Dill Beach Camp, on the same site as the Swift-Daley House, survived the 1978 storm that ravaged the spit south of the Coast Guard Station. Built in 1940, it is furnished as it was when used as a hunting and fishing camp.
EASTHAM of the Images of America series is a pictorial history of Eastham. Published in May, 2003, it includes over 200 photos taken over the last 150 years giving the reader an overview of our town in its earlier years.
The archives of the society are in the 1869 Schoolhouse Museum. Meet your archivists and learn abouty Eastham's history, church history and maybe your family history. See photos, documents, maps, books and more.