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Woods Hole Historical Museum

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Docents make this little museum an interesting stop

Small museum, but we learned a lot about Woods Hole and its importance in marine biology research... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2018
White Haven, Pennsylvania
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
Athol, Massachusetts
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579 Woods Hole Rd, Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA 02543-1041
+1 508-548-7270
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Reviewed 18 November 2018

Small museum, but we learned a lot about Woods Hole and its importance in marine biology research. The docent was a life-long resident and provided interesting facts and experiences and history. The docents enthusiasm and knowledge are what make this museum worth the visit!

Date of experience: October 2018
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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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2017
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.

Date of experience: August 2017
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.

Date of experience: August 2017
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

Date of experience: June 2017
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!

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank hawthornemare
Reviewed 26 August 2016

The historical museum was a nice time. There were a few exhibits and a short video. Free but donations accepted.

Date of experience: August 2016
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

Date of experience: August 2016
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