Cuttyhunk Historical Society

Museum of the Elizabeth Islands

P.O. Box 181
23 Tower Hill Road
Cuttyhunk, MA 02713

Museum Hours
The 2014 season runs from Friday, June 27 through Monday, September 1, 2014. Admission is free and donations are always appreciated.

2:00pm – 4:00pm

Thursday, Friday & Saturday
10:30am – 12:30pm
2:00pm – 4:00pm

10:00am – 4:00pm

Monday & Tuesday


Getting to the Museum

CHS is a short walk from either the ferry landing dock or the town marina and dingy docks. Click here for a downloadable walking map of the island and location of the museum.

Getting to the Island

Cuttyhunk Island is accessible via public ferry or water taxi or by private vessel.

Public ferry service departs from the New Bedford, MA waterfront. Please consult the websites for exact locations and schedules. Reservations and rates can be found at Cuttyhunk Ferry Company or Cuttyhunk Water Taxi.

If you plan on arriving via private vessel, you can get more information about moorings and slips at Cuttyhunk and

Island coordinates for navigation are: Latitude 41° 25′ 10″ Longitude 70° 54′ 30″

Click here for tides at Cuttyhunk Pond.

Group Visits/Special Tours
Groups are welcome to tour the Museum of the Elizabeth Islands and arrangements can be made for docent-led tours during the hours that the museum is not open to the public. To learn more about rates and arranging a special tour (or as a courtesy to notify us of a large self-guided group visit), please call our Museum Director, Kathryn Balistrieri at (508) 984-4611, May through September.  Or use the email link below.

For more information, Contact Us.