Old Colony History Museum
The Old Colony History Museum houses significant collections which chronicle lives lived, wars waged, fortunes won and ingenuity rewarded. We encourage visitors to walk among our exhibits and discover regional history. The Museum’s parent organization is the Old Colony Historical Society, one of the oldest organizations of its kind in New England. Founded in
1853, it serves the region of southeastern Massachusetts that was once part of the Plymouth Colony.
At OCHM, we’re committed to the preservation of our history through public engagement and community outreach. We’re here to collect, curate, interpret and bring to vibrant life the
history of the Old Colony, collaborating with the community to share those meaningful connections that knit together our past, present and future. We invite you to experience what we mean by history happens here.
The Old Colony History Museum is located on historic Church Green in Taunton. The Museum has its headquarters in the former Bristol Academy, designed in 1852 by the New York architect Richard Upjohn.