Land of the Wampanoag! The town of Mashpee is known both for tourist recreation and its distinctive Wampanoag culture. The Wampanoag hold an annual pow-wow during which they display traditional activities and crafts. The Old Indian Meeting House, built in 1684, is the oldest Native American church in the United States. Established in 1995, the Mashpee National Wildlife Refuge consists of marshes, cranberry bogs, white cedar swamps, and expansive forests.
Things to do: Shop, dine and enjoy the neighborhood at Mashpee Commons known for its open air shopping center built in the style of New England Town centers. Or take a swim in the cool Atlantic waters at South Cape Beach to escape the summer heat. Explore John's Pond for a freshwater swim and then maybe head over to the volley ball net for a game. Experience the history and culture of the Wampanoag from the Stone Age to the present at the Mashpee Wampanoag Museum.