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Founded In 1660, Mashpee is a 16-square mile piece of land given to the Wampanoag Indians by Richard Bourne. It is one of only two Massachusetts towns governed by Native Americans. Each Fourth of July the town sponsors a powwow visited by Native American tribal cultures.

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Beach

Location

South Cape
Uncle Vennie's Rd.
Attaquin Park
Route 28
Johns Pond
Earl Rd.
Legend              R = Residents only Beach
= Lifeguard      = Food      = Shower      = Restrooms
= Camping      = Swimming Lessons      = Public Parking (Cost varies)
Parking Information
Stickers : $20 for residents, $50 for non-residents. No portable passes this year. Available 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. -noon Saturdays at Town Hall, Great Neck Road.
Parking : Daily parking fee at South Cape Beach is $7 a day.

Places of Interest

  • Wampanoag Indian Museum: Entering this museum is like traveling back in time on Cape Cod. The main perspective is a representation of typical Wampanoag village life, with a complete restored wigwam. Located on Lovells Lane off Route 130.
  • Old Indian Meetinghouse: Next to the former Wampanoag burial ground, this place stores colorful stitched-block quilts. Each quilt has a story behind a Wampanoag-Mashpee Indian that passed away. The meetinghouse was Built in 1684 and is the oldest on Cape Cod. Located on the corner of Meetinghouse Rd. and Route 28.
  • Annual Indian Powwow: Native Americans from around the country come to this event in Mashpee every July. These events were once scheduled for tribal chiefs to come together and discuss important issues. The weeklong festival features tribal dance ceremonies, fireworks, crafts and refreshments. A dinner is held on Saturday and a Cape Cod clambake on Sunday. Check with town hall for dates. Located on Route 130.

Town of Mashpee

 

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