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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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I really wanted to learn about the history of this area. This museum is small and has as limited... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2017
wendy S
Madison, Mississippi
Great little museum

Loved the historical 3D "map" of Woods Hole as well as the very enthusiastic docent who walked us... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2017
Callisto S
S. Natick, MA
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579 Woods Hole Rd, Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA 02543-1041
+1 508-548-7270
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

I really wanted to learn about the history of this area. This museum is small and has as limited number of displays, but I was confident there was a story behind them. I don't know if it was the time of year of my visit,...More

Thank wendy S
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Loved the historical 3D "map" of Woods Hole as well as the very enthusiastic docent who walked us through the history of the town, describing buildings and areas of the "map" in detail. They also had an interesting exhibit about shell fishing.

Thank Callisto S
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Nice take on a small museum. Interesting nautical facts. Helpful visitor guides. Short walk from the center of Woods Hole. Parking on site but limited.

Thank lakeside99
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Woods Hole Historical Museum is small but provides a lot of information about Woods Hole history. There are exhibits in the main building (the Bradley house) plus boats to view in a barn outside. My favorite part was the scale model of Woods Hole, circa...More

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 5 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 26 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 15 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

3  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

1  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
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