The Cape Cod Canal is a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. It is the widest sea level canal (without locks) in the world. Ships can save 162 miles by using the Canal instead of having to travel around the tip of Cape Cod. Passage through the Canal is also safer than having to deal with the dangerous shoals and unpredictable currents surrounding the outer Cape. Points of interest include Mass Maritime Academy, Sagamore Bridge, Bourne Bridge, Vertical Lift Railroad Bridge, Gray Gables, US Army Corps of Engineers-Canal Traffic Control Center, Herring Run, Taylor Point, Aptucxet Trading Post, Scusset Beach Fish Pier, Sandwich Boat Basin, and Cape Cod Bay.
May 25–June 23: Daily, 1:30 pm
June 24–September 1: Monday–Saturday, 1:30 pm
September 2–19: Daily, 1:30 pm
September 23–October 13: Saturday & Sunday, 1:30 pm
Mid-October–end of May. May be closed major U.S. holidays
Please present your Go Boston Card to any ticket taker. They will validate it, return your card, and let you in.
184 Onset Avenue Onset Town Pier Wareham, MA
From Boston, where Route 3 South ends ('flyover'): follow Route 6 West along the Cape Cod Canal. Continue on Route 6 West & Route 28 North from the Bourne Rotary. At the 4th set of lights take a left onto Onset Avenue. The Buttermilk Inn will be on your right. Continue on Onset Avenue and the Onset Town Pier will be on the left.