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Falmouth Museums On The Green

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55 Palmer Avenue
Falmouth, MA 02540


Falmouth Museums on the Green are located on a two-acre complex in the heart of historic Falmouth village. Two 18th-century houses showcase period furnishings, china, toys, vintage clothing (including a “laundry room” filled with Victorian underwear), fine art and heritage quilts. Special exhibits capture the excitement of Falmouth’s 19th-century whaling industry, the “science” of pre-Civil War medicine (you’ll be happy you live today!) and the life of Katharine Lee Bates, Falmouth-born author of America the Beautiful. Members of the Falmouth Garden Club maintain three different gardens on the grounds – a Colonial-style flower garden, an herb garden and a naturalized Memorial Park. Visitors are welcome to stroll in the gardens or relax in the gazebo during daylight hours all year long. The reconstructed Hallett Barn completes the trio of historic buildings on the Museum property. This hand-pegged structure houses hands-on exhibits, try-on costumes from Colonial and Victorian times, a working antique hand loom, a sleigh that was used on the property in the early 19th century and activities designed for the young and young-at-heart. But be wary of your conduct, lest ye end up in the stocks just outside the barn door! The Museum Store, also located in the Barn, is open during our Museum hours. Its distinctive collectibles, jewelry, books, note cards and items for children provide visitors with terrific gift ideas and wonderful souvenirs.

Operating Season

Open All Year