Chatham Marconi Maritime Center, Chatham

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Must see · Science Museum · Historic Site
The Chatham Marconi Maritime Center is a museum dedicated to the history of WCC, a short-wave radio station that operated for many years in Chatham, Massachusetts. The museum itself is located on the grounds of the Marconi-RCA Wireless Receiving Station.

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  • What a great place to visit. After an informative tour of the museum, we took a walk up to the location where the antena used to be. A great place for radio, communications and navy personnel to...  more »
  • What a hidden gem! Great little museum. Learned so much about wireless communication from Morse code to cell phones. Lots of knowledgeable docents and videos.  more »
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  • Anyone who has anything to do with electronics, radio or communications should not miss this place. Also shows an interesting and important part of US history. Very nice and knowledgeable personnel. Did you know that there was a service where a ship crew could telegraph a question to a shoreside doctor and receive an emergency medical advice? Attached photo shows that exhibit...
  • Excellent and fascinating museum. The docents know their stuff and the content and history of the museum is fascinating. Did you know they received the Titanics SOS call way back when? Find out how the Enigma machine works and why it was nearly impossible to break the code. A place to spend a few hours learning about our amazing early wireless history.

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