Tales of Cape Cod, Inc.

Connecting People to the Cape's Unique History

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.

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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