On Tuesday, August 12, the Bourne Society for Historic Preservation will conduct a trolley tour of all the Bourne villages north of the Cape Cod Canal, as well as South Sagamore. While Bourne is the youngest town on the Cape, having separated from Sandwich in 1884, all of these villages had their beginnings centuries ago as part of the oldest town on Cape Cod. In addition, by 1914, they were all changed forever by the construction of the Cape Cod Canal.
The tour will include scenic vistas on roads less traveled, a cemetery, an art museum in an old village store, a church with a story, as well as occasional meetings with costumed characters from history with stories to tell.
On historic Taylor’s Point, the group will tour the Massachusetts Maritime Academy and enjoy lunch as guests of the academy.
The tour, which runs from 9 AM to 3 PM, will begin and end at the Briggs-McDermott House at 22 Sandwich Road in Bourne Village. The cost is $50 per person and includes lunch.
Seats are limited and reservations are required by calling Nancy Eldridge at 508-563-5786.
The Bourne Society for Historic Preservation Inc. is a nonprofit organization.