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Woods Hole Historical Museum

Address: 579 Woods Hole Road, Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA 02543
Phone Number: (508) 548-7270
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Ranked #9 of 10 things to do in Woods Hole
Type: History museums, Museums
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Type: History museums, Museums

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English first
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151 reviews 151 reviews
28 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Once a week, on Tuesday afternoons, they offer a one and half hour walking tour of Woods Hole which is definitely worth it. They also have interesting talks at the museum.

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Upstate Ny
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

A nice display was set up- it gave you a good idea of the history of the town of Woods Hole. There were also some restored boats out in the barn and in the workshop a boat was being restored. A nice 1/2 to 1 hour stop.

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Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
34 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Off on a little side street one could easily overlook this small but interesting museum. There is an extensive history of the deep diving subs from the Woods Hole Institute and when we visited they had a very nice exhibit on the Titanic. Worth a stop if you are in the area. No fee but they request a donation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Super nice people, lots of cool antiques, awesome hand built row boats, check out the tool shed it is so steampunk! We did a free walking tour also wonderful.

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Putnam, Connecticut
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Very nice exhibits -- kid friendly a lot of buttons to push a lot to learn I met the daughter of one of the captains of the DSV ALVIN one of the underwater robots -- she works in the gift shop and has some great stories to tell.

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Cape Cod
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Open for archives only in the winter, this tiny museum comes alive in the summer with creative displays and events for the public. The museum was originally a dwelling in Woods Hole, but it also has a small enclave of buildings that include a 'spritsail', i.e., a small boat indigenous to the area. It's right next door to the Woods... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

It was cool to see the replica of the Alvin, and they have a descent gift shop. It was small though, but it was only a $2 suggested donation, so it was worth it.

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Anchorage AK
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73 reviews 73 reviews
45 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Small house where this museum is, however, it contains a lot of information on the area, especially the titanic display. They have a theatre to watch a short film on the ocean and a display on the bioshere to see the size of the wall and glass thickness to withstand the oceans extreme pressures.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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60 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 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 love mucking about in boats there were some lovely Herreshoff H -12 1/2 gaff-rigged boats... More 

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