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Centerville Historical Society Museum

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Address: 513 Main St, Centerville, MA 02632-2913
Phone Number: 508-771-0331

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Delightful small museum with unexpected treasures

Really interesting exhibit on wedding dresses from the past 200 years. Included a large display of dresses from local women including 4 dresses from 4 generations from the same... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2016
New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This charming small town Cape museum has done an amazing job of preserving its very interesting history. Currently there is an exhibit of wedding gowns that spans over 100 years. There also are permanent exhibits: maritime, pre-digital toys (20th Century Toys made from the 1920's thru the 1970's), Yesterdays' Textiles - Today's Hobbies (a comparison of pre-industrial era and today's... More 

Thank Nancy S
Yardley, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This surprisingly interesting museum was located down the street from our B&B. The exhibits are housed on two floors plus the basement, & you can spend 1-1.5 hours there. The basement is dedicated to area shipwrecks, featuring background history & artifacts. As we were the only guests, the curator spent time showing us around & demonstrating some features of the... More 

Thank Ray K
New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

Really interesting exhibit on wedding dresses from the past 200 years. Included a large display of dresses from local women including 4 dresses from 4 generations from the same family. Our guide was well informed and very enthusiastic making for a very informative tour and experience. Highly recommend taking time for this small, out of the way place. Plus, lovely... More 

Thank smcdyre
Centerville, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

This is a neat activity hidden away on Main Street Centerville,MA. Perfect for a rainy day, or a day where you would like to fit a special activity in. It has plenty of items for the past but not suited for children as they wouldn't understand the meaning and perhaps get bored. It's suited for older folk who may be... More 

Thank 143Summerwinds
Centerville, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

This little gem of a museum offers a look at historic Centerville's past, with rooms set up to show period furniture and decorations. The toy and game room is a lot of fun. Changing exhibits have included many local artists and always deserve a look. A very enjoyable stop on a trip to the Cape or a good place to... More 

Thank JeanneN-N
Hudson, Massachusetts
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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 

Thank bonnehall18
Centerville, Massachusetts
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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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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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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

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