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From fresh seafood to live theater, historical attractions to relaxing in luxury, there’s plenty to get out and explore in Chatham Village

Atwood House Museum

A great place to start your tour is at the Atwood House Museum. The Chatham Historical Society runs the museum out of a home dating back to the mid-1700s. Furnished with relics from the 18th and 19th centuries, the museum now includes eight galleries, along with a special exhibit gallery. The building houses a vast collection of artwork and archives that help tell the story of the region and its culture.

Chatham Squire

A local staple for nearly a half-century, Chatham Squire is a family-friendly restaurant that serves up daily lunch and dinner. With a selection of local favorites,

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chatham toys main street chatham maWhen you think of a visit to Chatham you probably envision touring historic buildings, quaint shops and unique galleries, and that’s exactly the reason why Main Street Chatham recently made headlines among the top shopping streets in the nation. USA Today just profiled the area as one of America’s favorite downtown shopping districts.

In the article, Main Street Chatham is described as a “Norman Rockwell”-like setting, where more than 300 specialty shops sell everything from sporting goods to clothing and art. Downtown Chatham even boasts its own old-fashioned hardware stores and a department store. Of note, too, is the local beach, the bandstand concerts during summer nights at Kate Gould Park and the region’s working lighthouse.

Locals and frequent

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Change may be coming to Chatham Village but some area residents are working to ensure that change reflects a more improved village center for everyone to enjoy in the future. The biggest change, as far as the state is concerned, has to do with Route 28. With recent delays it appears the state is about two years away from making changes to the roadway, adding in two roundabouts between George Ryder and Barn Hill Road and narrowing the stretch of roadway to just two lanes.

With those changes on the horizon, a committee of residents has come up with their own recommendations to make the area more appealing and enjoyable, including street furniture, lighting and landscaping. Some worry that if left alone, the state will simply do the roadwork, without

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chatham bandEach Friday night the town of Chatham gathers in one location to band together through music.  Thanks to the Chatham Band, it’s a tradition that dates back to the late 1940s.


The story of the Chatham Band actually dates back even farther, though.  The band was first organized around 1931 by a group of 12 local men.  The band members were mostly amateur musicians from Chatham and surrounding towns, and called themselves the American Legion Band.  They rehearsed at the American Legion Hall, and pooled their money to start up a music library.

A couple of years later the band then moved over the to the Red Men’s Hall, and started calling themselves the Chatham Band.  They used their talents in the dedication of area bridges and events.  When Pearl Harbor

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There’s something fun about shopping in a small town.  You won’t find a lot of big box stores here, but you will find a unique adventure rich in authentic traditions and experiences.

Shopping in Chatham Village means everything from homemade candy and fudge, to quaint little stores packed with everything from cooking gadgets to antique maps.  While the fun of uncovering these little shops is strolling down Main Street on your own, we’re uncovering four stores you may want to mark down for your next trip to town.


Chatham Candy Manor

Chatham Candy Manor is one such place.  This shop has been a family tradition since the mid 1950’s, with recipes passed down between the generations.  While the store once sold creations off of card tables on the 4th of

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