No one can deny the attraction that the Cape Cod lifestyle offers, but Chatham makes a pretty good argument for being the heart of the cape itself.
Originally a fishing community started in 1712, Chatham is now a beach resort destination rich with landmarks, activities and lifestyle.
One of its more famous landmarks, Chatham light is a working lighthouse that beckons visitors and warns wayward fishing boats alike. While the sea has taken the first two lighthouses, the current one built in 1877 welcomes over 5000 tourists a year. From this vantage point you can see the Cape Cod National Seashore and watch the fishing fleet navigate the rolling surf.
Offering a little bit more of a refined view, the Chatham Bars Inn is the last of the grand hotels still standing on the Cape. Sumptuously decorated and finely appointed, the Chatham Bars Inn is a must-see destination.
It’s no secret that Chatham has a rich sea-going heritage but did you know there’s also a railroad. The Chatham Railroad Company Depot is a rich example of Victorian design and was the main station for the railway that ran along a seven-mile track from 1887 to 1937. Today, you can experience its vibrant history at the Chatham Railroad Museum.
These are only a few of the attractions Chatham offers. Cape Cod living comes alive here, boasted by natural splendor and a strong historical heartbeat. The only way to truly know is to experience it for yourself.