6 Sights & Landmarks in Orleans That You Shouldn't Miss

September 21, 2021 Lean Nau

Orleans (/ɔːrˈliːnz/ or-LEENZ) is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts situated along Cape Cod. The population was 5,890 at the 2010 census.
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1. Church of the Transfiguration

5 Bay View Dr, Orleans, MA 02653-2206 +1 508-255-1094 [email protected] http://www.churchofthetransfiguration.org/
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5.0 based on 76 reviews

Church of the Transfiguration

The Church of the Transfiguration is the center of Community of Jesus - an ecumenical Benedictine monastic community located at Rock Harbor on the shores of Cape Cod Bay. The Community follows a daily rhythm of prayer including Eucharist and Liturgy of the Hours (sung in Gregorian chant). Designed by William Rawn Associates of Boston, the Church of the Transfiguration is a contemporary expression of an ancient 4th century style of architecture, and recounts the story of salvation through hand-crafted mosaic and fresco images, bronze, glass, and stone sculpture. The organ is a restoration and expansion of pipework from twelve organs built by the E.M. Skinner Organ Company in the early 20th century. As of 3/15/2020 the Church is CLOSED until further notice. Please check back in a few weeks for updated information.

Reviewed By ChathamMass - Chatham, United States

A visit to the magnificent Church of the Transfiguration in Orleans - this building rivals some of the most impressive cathedrals in the world (in my opinion) and quietly blends into the peaceful community of Rock Harbor, Orleans, Ma. From the waterfall of gold on glass, to the electrifying frescos and meticulous detail throughout the building and community, this amazing place is well worth a visit. Their gift shop offers a variety of locally crafted goods and helps complete your experience.

2. Academy of Performing Arts

120 Main St, Orleans, MA 02653-3492 +1 508-255-5510 http://www.apacape.org/wp
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4.5 based on 50 reviews

Academy of Performing Arts

3. Jonathan Young Windmill

Town Cove Park, Orleans, MA http://capecodwindmills.scificincinnati.com/young_windmill.htm
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4.5 based on 48 reviews

Jonathan Young Windmill

4. Church of the Holy Spirit

204 Monument Rd, Orleans, MA 02653-3512 +1 508-255-0433 http://www.facebook.com/TheChurchoftheHolySpirit
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Church of the Holy Spirit

5. Orleans Historical Society Museum

3 River Rd, Orleans, MA 02653-3622 +1 508-240-1329 http://www.orleanshistoricalsociety.org
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4.0 based on 13 reviews

Orleans Historical Society Museum

A Greek Revival structure that is on the National Register of Historic Places. Formerly used as the Meeting House for the Universalist Church of Orleans, this building houses the Society's Museum and is used for special exhibits and programs. The Society has a collection covering genealogical information, diaries, deeds, 19th and 20th century photos, artwork by local artists, special collections focusing on Orleans families and individuals, ships' logs, Native American artifacts, and other items relating to the history of Orleans and its citizens.

6. Eldredge Park

78 Eldridge Park Way Intersection of Route 28 and Eldredge Park Way, Orleans, MA 02653-3326

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