The Museum Archives (also known as the Woods Hole Historical Collection) are open for research year round on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 AM to 2 PM and by appointment.
The Museum Galleries and buildings are open from mid June to mid October, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 AM to 4 PM. The Museum galleries are closed from mid October to mid June.
A guided Walking Tour of Woods Hole is featured every Tuesday at 10 AM during July and August.
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.