Old King’s Highway: Road to Historic Sites on the Cape

Old King’s Highway on the Cape winds past hundreds of historic sites, some familiar and some that may come as a surprise, even to our seasoned visitors.


This road is known by many names: Main Street, Route 6A and Old King’s Highway, was begun as a Native American trail from Plymouth to Provincetown. Paralleling Cape Cod Bay for approximately 34 miles, it crosses through the communities of Bourne, Sandwich, Barnstable, Yarmouth, Dennis, Brewster and Orleans and is considered one of the most scenic drives in the country.

There are many interesting and historic places to visit along the way, here are just a few: Aptucxet Trading Post, Olde Colonial Courthouse, Stoney Brook Grist Mill, Scargo Hill Tower, French Cable Station Museum, Sandwich Glass Museum and the Yarmouth Nature Trail.

There’s  much to see and its best to take a few days to really appreciate the old world charm and history along the way.  As you travel this historic route, be sure to stop by another historic treasure:  our inn circa 1699.  We love to show and share the history we live in each day.

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