Preserve the Olde Colonial Courthouse


The building at 3046 Main Street in Barnstable Village has served the people of Cape Cod as a courthouse, a town house, a church, and a cultural center. 

Please help us preserve this historic building by purchasing a baluster for the restoration of the bell tower.

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Tales of Cape Cod Building Fund

Please help us preserve this historic building by making a contribution to the Olde Colonial Courthouse Building Fund.

About Us

Olde Colonial Courthouse

  • Tales of Cape Cod was founded in 1949 to record the voices of old-time Cape Codders in first-hand accounts of life on the Cape in bygone days. 
  • Faithfully preserved through the years and transferred into digital form, this archive now numbers hundreds of CDs, DVDs and other original documents.

Other Tales of Cape Cod activities include:

  • A popular summer evening lecture series, now in its 48th. year
  • Preservation of the Olde Colonial Courthouse and documentation of its place in history
  • Dramatizations of the Body of the People Protest for Barnstable schoolchildren  
  • Books on a variety of Cape-related subjects
  • Preservation of the Iyannough Gravesite Property in collaboration with the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe 
  • Special Events, Book Signings and Receptions

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Tales of Cape Cod

3046 Main St.-P.O. Box 41-Barnstable, MA 02630