Museum Hours and Directions

Welcome to the 2020 Season!

Currently, the Museum Galleries and buildings are not physically open in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, we have select exhibits and gift shop items are available outside on the Museum grounds from July 15 to October 3rd, Wednesday through Saturday, 11 AM to 3 PM. 

A guided Walking Tour of Woods Hole leaves from the Museum every Tuesday at 10 AM (starting July 21st) and is also available as a virtual tour on the Museum’s YouTube channel here.

The Museum Archives (also known as the Woods Hole Historical Collection) are open for research by appointment, contact

Directions to the Museum

Map of directions to the museum

Directions to the Museum

The Woods Hole Historical Museum is located at 579 Woods Hole Road in the village of Woods Hole, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod. Woods Hole is a part of the town of Falmouth.

From the Cape Cod Canal, follow Route 28 south. Entering Falmouth, follow the signs for the Martha’s Vineyard ferry. From Falmouth, it is approximately 4 miles to Woods Hole. You will go through a traffic light at about 2 miles. One mile after that there will be a flashing yellow light for the fire station. Just before the village of Woods Hole, Little Harbor appears on your left, and, on the right, you will see the sign for the Museum. The Museum campus is on the right, next to the Woods Hole Library, and, just before the left hand turn for the Martha’s Vineyard Ferry. We have a small parking lot for our patrons but you may park, if necessary, at the Library next door when it is closed.

We welcome bicycles! We are at the Woods Hole end of the Shining Sea Bikeway. The Bikeway ends in the Martha’s Vineyard Ferry parking lot. Turn right and go up the hill on Railroad Avenue, cross the street to the Woods Hole Library (a fieldstone building) and we are right next door. A bike rack is available near the front door.

Allow at least 45 minutes for your visit.

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