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Centerville Historical Society Museum

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A little known gem!

The staff is pleasant and knowledgeable. My mom has difficulty standing for a long time. They... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2018
travelgals2017
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Pawling, New York
A Gem not to be missed!

What a Wonderful afternoon We had at this amazing museum. I was looking for something my husband... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2018
marianneoneeye
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Iselin, New Jersey
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513 Main St, Centerville, MA 02632-2913
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

The staff is pleasant and knowledgeable. My mom has difficulty standing for a long time. They placed chairs throughout the main level. She couldn't go upstairs, due to her mobility. She still enjoyed the museum.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

What a Wonderful afternoon We had at this amazing museum. I was looking for something my husband and I could both enjoy on this rainy afternoon and so I searched for museums on the Cape. Having been coming here for many years I have been...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

This museum looks small from the outside but is Tardis like as we say in the UK large number of rooms with excellently displayed and curated collections. Wonderfully helpful and enthusiastic staff will give you a tour if they are not busy. Great insights into...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank timm586
Reviewed 6 September 2017

is an appropriate title for the current exhibit of 35 ball gowns spanning the years 1820 to 1982. The changes in fashion are fascinating, for example, the revealing flapper dresses from 1921 and 1926 contrasted with the demure ball gown of 1943. Another highlight for...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Nice gown display, nice nautical displays, cute children's section. Saw a few old time movies. What fun!

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

We had heard about the Bridal Gown exhibit, so made a trip and it ended up being a fantastic experience with something for everyone. We were toured throughout the museum and treated to wonderful stories of history. The bridal gowns on display are from the...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank diningdiva66
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

This charming small town Cape museum has done an amazing job of preserving its very interesting history. Currently there is an exhibit of wedding gowns that spans over 100 years. There also are permanent exhibits: maritime, pre-digital toys (20th Century Toys made from the 1920's...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank 907NancyS
Reviewed 7 September 2016

This surprisingly interesting museum was located down the street from our B&B. The exhibits are housed on two floors plus the basement, & you can spend 1-1.5 hours there. The basement is dedicated to area shipwrecks, featuring background history & artifacts. As we were the...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Ray K
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Really interesting exhibit on wedding dresses from the past 200 years. Included a large display of dresses from local women including 4 dresses from 4 generations from the same family. Our guide was well informed and very enthusiastic making for a very informative tour and...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank smcdyre
Reviewed 19 May 2016

This is a neat activity hidden away on Main Street Centerville,MA. Perfect for a rainy day, or a day where you would like to fit a special activity in. It has plenty of items for the past but not suited for children as they wouldn't...More

Date of experience: December 2015
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