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Centerville Historical Society Museum

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Address: 513 Main St, Centerville, MA 02632
Phone Number: 508-771-0331
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WOW! What a treat!

Seriously! A blast to the past and the life years ago. Changing displays ode to textiles and clothing. Exquisite antique furniture and a classroom set with memories and an era... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 25, 2015
Rita V
Hudson, Massachusetts
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Hudson, Massachusetts
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518 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Seriously! A blast to the past and the life years ago. Changing displays ode to textiles and clothing. Exquisite antique furniture and a classroom set with memories and an era where my grannie on the island of PR could only imagine the cape far away. Its really a hidden gem. Randy is a great historian and host. Volunteers care for... More 

Thank Rita V
East Amherst, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

We were intrigued by the basement exhibit of ship disaster information. It was well-organized and interesting. The first and second floor exhibit and story of former owners of the house was well worth exploring. We also enjoyed the hats and handbags of the 60"s and 70sa swell as the carved birds. For such a small museum there was a lot... More 

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Centerville, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

First time going to this museum. What a delight! It really takes you back in time. It appears to be small, however, when you go inside it goes thru room after room of wonderful displays of the past. Makes us want to visit all the other Historical Museums , especially those on Cape Cod!

Thank Terri D
Centerville, Massachusetts
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41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a small local museum with a large mind. There's a fascinating current exhibit on shipwrecks around the dangerous waters of Cape Cod, and presently there's one about the 1960s fashions, including swim suits. On permanent exhibit are quilts, whose importance as subversive messages to the fugitive slaves hiding in tunnels of Centerville homes is also fascinating.

Thank LibraPi
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

Museum housed in sprawling Cape Cod building on Main Street. Have wonderful ship collection, clothing and historical artifacts. Changing exhibitions and lovely guides. Sweet little shop with a variety of items from books to jewelry. A must see if you are visiting Centerville Village.

Thank nanamargo38
cape cod
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37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Love going to the Centerville Historical Society Museum during the Christmas Stroll. The folks that work there are very nice and know their stuff. Would highly recommend this in the winter and summer.

Thank stone13060
Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Enjoyed a couple of hours here. There's plenty to see and do, as you do not realise how big the actual building is.

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Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We enjoyed visiting the museum, which is right next door to Captain David Kelley House Bed and Breakfast. There were a lot of interesting exhibits about local history for the town of Centerville. Museum staff were friendly and eager to show us around.

Thank Karen S
Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

This museum is alot larger than it looks. Room after room of wonderful costume exhibits of old wedding dresses and military uniforms. It even had an old general store set up in one room with many old products. It also had antique furniture and an exhibit of chinese snuff bottles that were really unusual

2 Thank Debbie P
Keene, New Hampshire
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47 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

We were fortunate to visit this excellent museum while on vacation in June 2013. At the time of our visit the Museum was showing an exhibition on native sons who fought & died in the Civil War. They had weapons, uniforms, letters and all types of artifacts expertly displayed. That was only one section, there are three floors to this... More 

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