Museums, Historical Sites and Markers

Dennis Cranberrying plaque

Cranberry Cultivation Commemorative Plaque

Josiah Dennis Manse grounds
Nobscusset Road & Whig Street, Dennis

Cranberry cultivation had its beginning on Cape Cod when in 1816, Henry Hall, a Dennis village citizen, discovered that wild cranberry plants covered by winter's wind blown sand produced bigger and more plentiful berries. The practice of covering cranberry bogs with sand soon caught on. Early cranberry harvesting was by hand using scoops.