Welcome to the Osterville Historical Museum--home of the Crosby Boats! 
We are dedicated to preserving the history of the village of Osterville. Located near the charming seaside, the Museum complex sits on lovely grounds which are highlighted by an 18th century herbal garden and a 19th century ornamental garden. The Museum's permanent collection includes period decorative arts, furniture, ceramics, and nine full-sized wooden boats. The two-acre campus sits on a quiet street--a perfect spot to enjoy a picnic lunch or a cup of coffee with free WiFi on a sunny day.

Photo Above: Sandwich Amethyst Glass Footed Tulip-Form Vase, one of a pair, 19th century. Photo Courtesy of: Jim Richman Photography and Camilla Richman, Fine Arts, Osterville.
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2014 Exhibits
"Sail into the Past: 100 Years of the Wianno Senior"  
Celebrate the legacy of Osterville's own Crosby designed & built boat that leveled the racing field forever.
Gallery Tours every Thursday at 11 a.m.

"Images from the Archives: Captain Jonathan Parker"  
Don't miss our second new exhibit featuring rarely seen images and documents from our archives. Part of our "Families of Osterville" series.


Children's Story Hour - Fridays in July & August during our Osterville Farmers' Market. For children of all ages @ 10 a.m.

Join us! Opening Day: June 5.

Private tours year round by appointment.

E-mail or call 508.428.5861 for more info.
Osterville Farmers' Market every Friday @ The Museum! Starting again Summer 2015!