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Brewster Historical Society Museum

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Fascinating view of Brewster's history

A small but well-planned and informative museum full of local history. There are often volunteers... read more

Reviewed June 25, 2018
Nancy M
Brewster, Massachusetts
Must go

This "boutique" museum is a gem. Opened in the last year, after a complete renovation, lovingly... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2017
Brewster, Massachusetts
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Jun 25, 2018
“Fascinating view of Brewster's history”
Aug 8, 2017
“Must go”
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739 Lower Rd, Brewster, MA 02631-1226
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Reviewed June 25, 2018

A small but well-planned and informative museum full of local history. There are often volunteers present who add the personal touch to the information on the signs.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Nancy M
Reviewed August 8, 2017

This "boutique" museum is a gem. Opened in the last year, after a complete renovation, lovingly restored, and staffed completely by volunteers. Take advantage of the historical society's tours and book signings by Sally Cabot Gunning.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

This small but well curated museum tells the story of Cape cod and its artists, artisans, sea captains. From early settlers to todays scene, a great introduction to the Cape

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

Mudflat Mania is a fantastic opportunity to take your kids to explore the Brewster Flats at low tide. I would recommend that children be at least 3 years old or so, adventurous and good walkers that love the water. The volunteer guides for the event...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank flyingflyfisherman
Reviewed February 13, 2017

The Museum has just moved to its new quarters on Lower County Road--The Captain Elijah Cobb House, 739 Lower Road, Brewster. The house has been lovingly restored and contains an interesting exhibit about the history of Brewster.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank NYCNain
Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Enjoying a Cape Cod vacation and so good to learn more about the people who influenced the formation of this magnificent slice of America. A well preserved facility with bits and pieces of memorabilia. The $5 offering is well worth it.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed August 28, 2016

This is just a head's up to ignore the reviews that mention the beach. The museum has moved to 739 Lower Rd - it's gorgeous - a renovated circa 1799 sea captain's home - but there is no longer a town beach nearby and no...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

This former sea captains home was massively renovated/converted recently into the Brewster Historical Society's headquarters and museum. We were invited to one of the grand opening parties that was just a week or so ago! Make sure you don't go to the old address on...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank MelindaLee7
Reviewed October 26, 2015

We visited the museum inside this summer and enjoyed the museum. This time we walked the trails. The trails are very easy. There were some stairs near the end of our walk however, nothing strenuous.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Bob C
Reviewed July 20, 2015

Bring a few towels, sunblock, camera, and snacks/lunch! Wish we knew there was a sandbar and the place to party! Watch the tides. At low tide there are tons of people swimming, rafting and floating around on noodles. People were all lined up with tents...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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