The Falmouth Museums on the Green contain a treasure trove of stories and artifacts that tell the story of the town of Falmouth, Massachusetts. The museums overlook the Village Green where members of the Colonial militia practiced in the 1700s and sea captains built their homes. Two 18th-century houses display period furniture, fine art, textiles and rotating exhibits that provide a glimpse into the town’s rich historic past.
Please note: the 2016 visitation season will begin on June 6th.
Click on to learn more about what we do and who we are: Who We Are
The Museum Visitor Center is located in the rustic Hallett Barn, which is wheelchair-accessible. Tour tickets are available here. Activities are provided to visitors which introduce the town and the museums, illustrating the connection between our past and the present.
Guided Walking tours of Falmouth are given on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 10 am during the visitation season (weather permitting) and cost $ 5 each. The Whaling Wives Gift Shop is also located in the Visitors Center.
The Cultural Center is where a variety of public programs, lectures and events for both children and adults are hosted. Opened in December 2012, it is also available for private rentals.
The c.1790 Dr. Francis Wicks House is an example of what life was like for a physician in a Federalist-era home. Guided tours are provided and visitors can learn about life in Falmouth by viewing the oldest home on the Town Green and seeing furnishings from the period.
The c.1730 Conant House is where the offices of the Historical Society are located as well as where exhibitions are held. Our Research Library is also in the Conant House. In 2015, an exhibit on “Circa 1870-Victorian Life in Falmouth” will be on display.
The Falmouth Garden Club maintains three delightful gardens on the Museum grounds — a Colonial-style flower garden, an herb garden and a Memorial Park. Visitors are welcome to picnic in the gazebo or stroll the gardens during daylight hours year-round.