Introduction to Dennis, Massachusetts
Dennis, Massachusetts, in Barnstable county, is 28 miles SE of Plymouth, Massachusetts and 61 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is in the Barnstable-Yarmouth area. There are 15,973 residents in Dennis.
Thomas Howes was the first settler in Dennis, arriving in 1639. The town was incorporated in 1793 and named Dennis in honor of Josiah Dennis, a residential minister. It developed a significant seafaring industry in its early days because of its lack of farmland.
Dennis and nearby Attractions
- Water Wizz
- Josiah Dennis Manse House
- Tony Kent Arena
- Cape Cod Rail Trail
- Winslow Crocker House
- Cape Museum of Fine Arts
Things To Do In Dennis
Dennis is popular as a seaside resort town. The warm waters of the Nantucket Sound and scenic views of the Cape Cod Bay coastline attract many visitors. Dennis has two beaches on freshwater lakes and sixteen on the seaside. Those interested in history would enjoy visiting the stately colonial mansions, the Cape Playhouse and the Cape Cinema.
Barnstable Municipal is the nearest major airport.
Dennis Higher Education
Colleges located nearby Dennis include Cape Cop Community College and the University of Massachusetts.