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Falmouth, MA

About Falmouth Falmouth was settled by Quakers in 1661 and was one of the first New England towns founded on the principles of religious tolerance. Originally a center for whaling, shipbuilding and agriculture, it later supported salt and glass industries. Falmouth is now a picturesque year-round beach resort centered on a historic village green. It also is a seasonal departure point for passenger-only ferries to Martha's Vineyard and connecting services to Nantucket Island.

Visitor Centers Falmouth Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center 20 Academy Ln. Falmouth, MA 02540. Phone:(508)548-8500 or (800)526-8532

ShoppingA number of specialty boutiques line Falmouth's Main Street, including Maxwell & Co. (200 Main St.), a high-end clothing store hawking men's and women's apparel. If you're looking for a $1,250 tweed sport coat or a chic python clutch by b.may, this is the place to go on the cape. Those with fashion-forward pip-squeaks in tow should look no further than Caline for Kids (149 Main St.), which stocks stylish gear for infants and kindergartners.

Things to Do Falmouth Museums on the Green

Highfield Hall & Gardens

Marine Museum at Fall River

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Falmouth, MA

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Holiday Inn Cape Cod/Falmouth

291 Jones Rd. Falmouth, MA 02540

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Inn on the Square

40 N Main St. Falmouth, MA 02540

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Seaside Inn

263 Grand Ave. Falmouth, MA 02540

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Captain Lawrence Inn

75 Locust St. Falmouth, MA 02540

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