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Mattapoisett Historical Society Museum and Carriage House

5 Church Street, P.O. Box 535, Mattapoisett, MA 02739

At the Mattapoisett Historical Society's Museum and Carriage House, visitors enjoy engaging with permanent and seasonal exhibits ranging from Mattapoisett’s shipbuilding, whaling and farming roots to the impact of Hurricanes on the community. Fun and educational programs for families and youth include a Holiday Toy Train Show, a Fall Festival, Sea Chantey performances, Scavenger Hunts, Special Activities during school vacations and Interactive Walking Tours exploring the Town.

The Mattapoisett Historical Society also hosts lectures led by distinguished scholars and historians that illuminate history through dialogue with the larger community. Researchers from across the country utilize the unique resources in the Francis Rowland Research Room including genealogy and family papers that date back to the 1600s.