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Maritime and Mossing Museum

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Shipbuilding, Shipwrecks, Irish Moss & more

This is a history treasure. I'm glad I researched on TripAdvisor before our genealogy research trip... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Moro, Illinois
Must see Mossing Museum

Its an in depth look at a past way of life for many Scituate men. I actually never mossed for... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2019
Scituate, Massachusetts
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301 Driftway, Scituate, MA 02066-1904
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a history treasure. I'm glad I researched on TripAdvisor before our genealogy research trip and found out about this museum. I was surprised while we were there to hear some locals say they had never heard of it before and were visiting for...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TravelingFreeWoman
Reviewed 3 February 2019

Its an in depth look at a past way of life for many Scituate men. I actually never mossed for Lucian Russo but I have mossed. I tried it with Billy Sexton the best mosser Scituate has ever seen and allot of my buddies that...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank crunchandmunch
Reviewed 19 December 2017

I am a history buff... and this [place was wonderful with several great themes... Harvesting Irish Moss, shipwrecks, shipbuilding locally etc...

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Timothy D
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is a small, Sundays only, museum run by volunteers. If you can, let one of them tell you about some of the displays because they want to educate and are all very pleasant. It seemed to me that there are a couple of themes....More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Beggg
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Be sure to explore this museum when you visit Scituate, MA! It is a smaller museum filled with displays and information on: Minot's Lighthouse, local moss harvesting, local shipwrecks and the early beginnings of the Coast Guard.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank freedom212121
Reviewed 10 July 2016

The Maritime and Mossing Museum is a hidden treasure in Scituate. It is a great visit on a cloudy or rainy day. Lots of very interesting materials and usually a great representative of the Scituate Heritage Society to explain all the great displays.

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed 20 December 2015

This is a great museum of the early times and development of the area of the South Shore.You will learn or appreciate better the struggle of the area during the ship manufacturing time and the fishing and harvesting of moss. Can't be missed if you...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank don p
Reviewed 2 September 2015

This Museum located next to the Pier is worth a visit for viewing the maritime creatures particularly Whales & Dolphins and even Sea Birds. This museum can be visited while one waits for the boat to take the trip to The Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Hemant01
Reviewed 13 June 2015

Lovely exhibits - nice to learn about town - especially the Irish mossing. The town's history is all about the sea told very well in this charming small museum.

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank 240Brendac
Reviewed 18 February 2015

This museum is fascinating for the amount of local history on display. Mossing, shipbuilding, shipwrecks are only a few of the display this gem holds.

Date of experience: February 2015
Thank Hank L
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