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Woods Hole Historical Museum

579 Woods Hole Rd, Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA 02543-1041
+1 508-548-7270
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Small but informative.

This is a small place but the staff are very knowledgeable. Bob, the 88 yr old Docent was... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2016
Athol, Massachusetts

The historical museum was a nice time. There were a few exhibits and a short video. Free but... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2016
Noreen M
Poughkeepsie, New York
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579 Woods Hole Rd, Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA 02543-1041
+1 508-548-7270
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

This is a small place but the staff are very knowledgeable. Bob, the 88 yr old Docent was fantastic, passionate and descriptive! Lots of info on the area's history!

Thank hawthornemare
Reviewed 25 August 2016

The historical museum was a nice time. There were a few exhibits and a short video. Free but donations accepted.

Thank Noreen M
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

The Woods Hole Historical Museum offers a 'scientific' walking tour of Woods Hole. Our guide, Brendan, was delightful and informative. Did you know that star fish can regrow their arms and that they have two stomachs? Clams are helping research cancer and squids are helping...More

2  Thank corsha1
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Did you know that Woods Hole was a major whaling ship builder and port? Did you know that the major industry in the 1860s, employing over 600 men, was the processing of bird excrement that came to Woods Hole from the Pacific Ocean? Those and...More

Thank NickersonFamily
Reviewed 24 October 2015

Woods Hole is better in warmer months. Only a couple of restaurants are open after mid-October. More fun to take a ferry to Martha's Vineyard.

Thank Rchard PB B
Reviewed 30 September 2015

We found this gem of a museum online when searching for something 'new' to do in Woods Hole. There are several small buildings to see - the Bradley house with its changing exhibits, the Swift Barn with its small boats on display, and the Yale...More

2  Thank RetiredTeacher2007
Reviewed 29 September 2015

The museum comes truly alive in the summer (avoid winter) Since it's basically managed bu passionate locals, they make this Tiny museum worth your visit. Some of the exhibits like the handmade row boats truly take you back in time. No fee is charged but...More

1  Thank Patricio B
Reviewed 19 September 2015

Fun little attraction that has some interesting history and treasures from the past. The volunteer docents and very knowledgeable and entertaining - worth a stop in.

1  Thank Joe A
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Smal local museum tracing history of Woods Hole. Didn't know the fertilizer history. Also has several ship models . Limited parking. Right next to the library.

Thank nabman11
Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

Great rainy day stop. You don't need much time but this is a genuine gem. Run by people who are clearly passionate about the museum made this stop much more enjoyable. The model of Woods Hole is amazing. Be sure to ask to view Yale...More

Thank jandgtravel
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When does the walking tour around WH begin on Tuesday afternoons? Four of us are interested in taking it if it is available Aug.9. Do we need to register?
1 August 2016|
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