Barnstable

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From colonial times until the middle of the 19th century, Barnstable had a prosperous coastal and overseas shipping trade. Nowadays it is a resort town. Barnstable is on Cape Cod and comprises seven villages, including Hyannis. There are several interesting sights in town, including the home of the Revolutionary War patriot James Otis, which is in West Barnstable and the John F. Kennedy Memorial, in Hyannis. There are several nice 18th-century buildings in town. The main industries are tourism, fishing and cranberry farming.

Accommodation and restaurants are available in town. Barnstable is in the southeast of Massachusetts, 90 km southeast of Boston and 600 km northeast of Washington D.C.


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