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Woods Hole Historical Museum

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Small but informative.

This is a small place but the staff are very knowledgeable. Bob, the 88 yr old Docent was... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2016
hawthornemare
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Athol, Massachusetts
Bob the docent makes this come alive

This is a tiny museum but don’t miss it if you can spare 30 mins or an hour. Bob (now 90) is a... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2018
Lachbus
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Chicago, Illinois
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579 Woods Hole Rd, Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA 02543-1041
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Most Helpful Positive Review
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

4  Thank corsha1
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 9 July 2012

Enthusiastic staff are on hand to give you the historical background to Woods Hole. I suspect that many of the exhibits are of more interest to locals than tourists (yacht and swimming clubs, belles, local worthies and fire last January). For those (like us) who...More

3  Thank hilarymunro
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Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

This is a tiny museum but don’t miss it if you can spare 30 mins or an hour. Bob (now 90) is a blast to talk with and knows a lot of details. The town model, the shell/oyster displays of tools etc and the boats...More

Thank Lachbus
Reviewed 11 July 2018

I enjoyed the walking tour of Woods Hole offered by the historical society. Yesterday, my mother and I attended the afternoon tour. Susan was a top notch guide. She was tremendously considerate. She began by asking us what we'd like to get out of the...More

Thank Meg S
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

2  Thank dubnerw
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.

1  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.

1  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 4 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!

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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

4  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
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