The Centerville Historical Museum, founded in 1952, is dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of Centerville and Cape Cod, where the past and present meet the future. The museum contains 14-rooms housing 18,000 objects, images, books and paper archives. The contents are of historical and contemporary arts, crafts and artifacts, including the original six room 1850s house set on historic Main Street, Centerville MA.
We offer lectures and changing exhibits which explore themes and issues of our day and provide insights into our past. Annual events for children and adults provide camaraderie, education and entertainment. One of the museum’s most noted collections features historic gowns, costumes, and uniforms, along with clothing and accessories of the 18th - 20th centuries. Other collections include: 18th and 19th century decorative arts, toys, tools, weapons, marine artifacts, photographs, furniture, and paintings. Children and adults will enjoy our replica 1860s one-room country school and 18th century reproduction colonial kitchen. Parking available, handicap access, and Museum gift shop, open February through December.