Museum Hours through September 17

Thursday – Saturday

10 A.M. to 2 P.M.

Going on now!

8th Annual Art @ The Museum

Online Show and Sale

The 8th Annual Art@The Museum in July was a big success. Patrons and artists had a wonderful afternoon under the tent surrounded by so many magnificent creations. If you were unable to make the event, our online exhibit and sale will be your chance to view and purchase some of these pieces from renowned Cape Cod artists.

Remember, 30% of your purchase goes directly to the museum.

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!
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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.

Wooden Boats


Annual Visitors

Something For Everyone!

Special Exhibit: “Destination: Osterville!”

Explore Osterville’s Inns and Lodges through archival images and artifacts from the Museum’s permanent collection.
Regular hours: Thursday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through September 17

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.