Your Guide to Falmouth

Nobska Lighthouse

Things to do in Falmouth

Visiting? The Falmouth Visitor guide has all great information on lodging, events and things to do, bars and restaurants etc.

Falmouth Living Magazine

Beaches – There are several beautiful beaches in Falmouth.  Find everything you need to know about Falmouth beaches here

Biking / Bike Trail – The Shining Sea Bike Trail is a beautiful, paved trail running just over 10 miles from North Falmouth to Woods Hole. 

  • Rent a bicycle from Corner Cycle , which is just a short walk from downtown Falmouth.  

Dog Park – The Falmouth Dog Park is located at 257 Brick Kiln Road, East Falmouth 02536.

Job-Seekers in Falmouth

Commonwealth Employment Opportunities

Current Job Openings in Falmouth

Massachusetts JobQuest Job Bank

Finding Housing in Falmouth

Whether you are looking for permanent or seasonal housing in Falmouth, these resources will help.

Accessible Housing Registry from MassAccess

Affordable Housing for Sale

Falmouth Housing Authority

Craigslist Cape Cod Housing Listings

WHOI Community Housing

Local Links: Town Services

Falmouth Chamber of Commerce

Falmouth Town Hall

Falmouth Human Services

Falmouth Service Center: Since 1983, the Falmouth Service Center has worked hand in hand with the community to educate, support, and improve the quality of life of Upper Cape residents in need. Individuals, schools, organizations, and the faith community contribute not only financial donations but also food, clothing, and other necessary goods to the Falmouth Service Center.

Local History

The Local History Collection is one of Falmouth Public Library’s four special collections.  Located in the Lemcke Reference Room and partially online, the collection contains a variety of materials to aid the researcher and casual reader interested in the history of Falmouth and Cape Cod.  Highlights are listed below.   A reference librarian would be happy to show you more.

Primary Sources
Annual Town Reports, 1873- present (online from 1873 – 1962)

Atlas of Barnstable County

Blue Books, 1908 – 1937 (various years) “Containing lists of the summer residents of the principal resorts along the South Shore … including the Falmouths [sic]  …” (The South Shore Blue Book, 1908)

The Cape and South Shore Blue Book

The South Shore Blue Book

The Boston Globe online from 1980 – present

Cape Cod Standard Times  on microfilm from October 19, 1936 – September 1, 1975

Cape Cod Times on microfilm from September 2, 1975 – December 2016 and online from 1998 – present

The Falmouth Enterprise  on microfilm from 1896- present and online from 1896-1962

Falmouth High School Yearbooks, 1931 – present (nearly complete set) 

Falmouth Survey of Old Houses

Log of Voyage on the ship Samar 1876-1877

Sanborn Fire Insurance maps of Falmouth 1901, 1906, 1914, 1923, January 1930 – September 1942

Secondary Sources 

The Book of Falmouth, a tricentennial celebration, 1686-1986 edited by Mary Lou Smith (1986) 

History of Barnstable County, Massachusetts, edited by Simeon L. Deyo (1890) 

History of Cape Cod: the annals of Barnstable County, including the district of Mashpee by Frederick Freeman 

The Names of Cape Cod by Eugene Green, William Sachse and Brian McCauley

Ring Around the Punch Bowl: the story of the Beebe Woods in Falmouth on Cape Cod by George L. Moses

Other Special Collections

Genealogy Resources
Katharine Lee Bates Books
Robert C. Hunt Postcards