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.
Please present your Go Boston Card to any ticket taker. They will validate it, return your card, and let you in.
Late May–Late June: Daily, 10:00am, 1:30pm
Late June–Early September: Monday–Saturday, 10:00 am, 1:30 pm
Early–Mid-September: Daily, 10:00 am, 1:30 pm Late September–Mid-October: Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am, 1:30 pm.
Hours are seasonal. Please check with attraction website for updated
October 12th-End of May. May be closed major U.S. holidays.
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.