301 Driftway, Scituate, MA 02066, USA
Owned By: Scituate Historical Society
Scituate’s Maritime & Irish Mossing Museum is located in the 1739 residence of Captain Benjamin James. There are six exhibits, each with its own descriptive video. These include the Portland Gale, Scituate Shipwrecks, Lifesaving Stations, Shipbuilding, Irish Mossing, and Captain James himself. There are numerous artifacts on display, as well as a gift shop. Closed December 19, 2021 – January 30, 2022
Established in 1994, thanks to a bequest from Dorothy Wood, this two story museum is located in the former home of an 18th century Revolutionary War captain. The building has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1986.
Habitats and Wildlife
The Scituate Maritime and Irish Mossing Museum is located on the Herring River, which flows into the North River near New Inlet.
Historic Site: Yes
Boat Launch: No
Hours: Sundays, 1-3pm
Parking: Limited on-site parking.
Cost: $4 admission for adults
Trail Difficulty: No trails.
Two story museum. Benches and picnic tables outdoors.
Boat Ramp: No
ADA Access: Yes
Scenic Views: Yes
Waterbody/Watershed: Herring River (North River watershed)