Historic Custom House in Barnstable Village Gets Grant

An example of one of the Cape's most historic buildings.  U.S. Customshouse (Barnstable) Photo copyright Dave and Elaine Doolittle of capecodphotoalbum.com, used with permission

An example of one of the Cape’s most historic buildings.
U.S. Customshouse (Barnstable)
Photo copyright Dave and Elaine Doolittle of capecodphotoalbum.com, used with permission

BARNSTABLE – The Massachusetts Historical Commission recently gave the Town of Barnstable a grant of $62,000 toward repairs to the historic US Custom House on Route 6A in Barnstable Village.

The building is in the second phase of a major restoration project that has been ongoing for several years.

The building was used for many years as the Trayser Museum, housing exhibits and artifacts of the town’s history. In recent years, it has housed the Coast Guard Heritage Museum.

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The two-story fireproof, brick and cast iron building was originally construction in 1855 for the maritime trade centered around Barnstable Harbor nearby.