Museum Opens June 17

(Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

June 18

Opening Day

Farmers’ Market

(every Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

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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.


The Museum opens on June 17, 2021.

Thursday – Saturday, 10:00AM to 2:00PM

The Osterville Farmers’ Market begins on June 18, 2021

Friday, 9:00AM to 1:00PM

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Wooden Boats


Annual Visitors

Something For Everyone!

 “Give Us the Vote: Osterville’s Role in the Suffragist Movement.”

Did you know that Wianno served as a “Haven” to Anna Howard Shaw—a prime force behind the adoption of the 19th Amendment. Dr. Shaw was a protégé of Susan B. Anthony, and she took over for her when Anthony retired. Shaw was a reverend, a doctor, and a history-maker. And she did it all here in Osterville.

Crafting A Legend: The Stories of the Crosby Boats
Learn the stories behind the magnificent Crosby boats gracing Nantucket Sound for over a century through archival boat plans, photos and first-hand interviews.
Sail Into History

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

Osterville Historical Museum
155 West Bay Road
Osterville, MA 02655


Admission is free.
Donations are greatly appreciated.