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Welcome to the Osterville Historical Museum--home of the Crosby Boats! 
We are dedicated to preserving the history of the village of Osterville. Located near the charming seaside, the Museum complex sits on lovely grounds which are highlighted by an 18th century herbal garden and a 19th century ornamental garden. The Museum's permanent collection includes period decorative arts, furniture, ceramics, and a dozen full-sized wooden boats. The two-acre campus sits on a quiet street--a perfect spot to enjoy a picnic lunch or a cup of coffee with free WiFi on a sunny day.


Photo Above: Sandwich Amethyst Glass Footed Tulip-Form Vase, one of a pair, 19th century. Photo Courtesy of: Jim Richman Photography and Camilla Richman, Fine Arts, Osterville.
2016 Annual Appeal
Osterville Farmers' Market every Friday, June 24th  to September 16th @ The Museum!
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

During WWII, Crosby Yacht Yard served as a training base for the Army Corps of Engineers readying for D-Day.
- Closed for the Season -
Re-Opening June 16, 2016

"WWII: Osterville Remembers"  
On the 70th anniversary of VJ Day, we present oral histories and items from our archives to set the scene of this turning point in American history. Did you know that the Crosby Boat Yard was instrumental in the preparations for D-Day? Learn more as we honor Osterville's heroes.


"Sail Into History"  
Tour our newly redesigned exhibit on The Wianno Senior. Learn how these magnificent Crosby boats--gracing the waters of Nantucket Sound for over a century--are made. Thanks to a generous grant from the Horizon Foundation.



E-mail or call 508.428.5861 for more info.