Whaling Wives Gift Shop

Located in the Hallett Barn, the Whaling Wives Gift Shop features a selection of history-inspired books and thoughtfully designed products including educational items for children, jewelry, candles, notecards and scrimshaw.

In addition to providing unique gifts for your friends and family, your purchases support the educational programs and on-going preservation efforts of the Falmouth Historical Society and MUSEUMS ON THE GREEN. The Museum Store is open during regular museum hours and visitors are always welcome.

Museum members receive a 10% discount on purchases. Join now to support the museum and start enjoying member benefits!

The following items are available in the Whaling Wives Gift Shop. To place your order, visit or call 508-548-4857. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover.

Prices DO NOT INCLUDE Shipping and Handling.



Voice of the Tide
By Leonard Miele

Katharine Lee Bates, the author of “America the Beautiful” and the most honored native-born resident of Falmouth, Massachusetts, lived on Cape Cod from 1859 to 1871. In Voice of the Tide: The Cape Cod Heritage of Katharine Lee Bates, readers get to know the Falmouth of her youth and how this “little strip of silver shore” influenced her life and writing. Katharine described herself at this time as “a shy, near-sighted child, always hiding away with a book.” By the time she was eleven years old, she was a precocious, erudite child whose favorite writers were Charles Dickens, Sir Walter Scott, Louisa May Alcott, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

With the publication of Voice of the Tide, Leonard Miele introduces Katharine Lee Bates to a new generation of readers. He provides an insightful discussion of her childhood in Falmouth, her earliest writings as a student at the Village Grammar School, and the nostalgic Cape Cod poems she was inspired to write as an adult.

$10 Web Special (regular price $20)
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The Book of Falmouth
A Tricentennial Celebration: 1686-1986
Edited by Mary Lou Smith

Filled with photographs and true stories that showcase the characters, characteristics and growth of all the Falmouth villages over 300 years of history.

Price: $50.00 hard cover (10×11), 582 pages


Hotels & Inns of Falmouth
By Arnold W. Dyer

The history of Falmouth’s various turn-of-the-century hotels and inns with period black and white photographs.

Price: $5.00 soft cover (9×7), 73 pages


The Captain’s Best Mate:   The Journal of Mary Chipman Lawrence on the Whaler Addison, 1858-1860
By Mary Chipman Lawrence. Stanton Garner, editor

The diary of a wife who, with their five-year-old daughter, accompanied her husband on a three year whaling voyage.

Price: $24.95 soft cover (6×9), 340 pages