Going on now!

7th Annual Art @ The Museum

Online Show and Sale

30% of the proceeds from every sale is tax deductible. The proceeds go to support the regular maintenance and upkeep of our collection of 100-year-old wooden boats and brings events like the weekly Osterville Farmers’ Markets to life.
We can’t thank you enough–both artists and patrons–for your ongoing support!

Farmers’ Market

Every Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Find the best of sea and land with 30 local farmers and artisanal food vendors. Join us every Friday through September 17th. Rain or shine. Enjoy free admission to the Museum. Plenty of parking in our back field and parking lot behind our boat shops!
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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 is open!

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

Osterville Farmers’ Market

Every 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.