Historical Sites

Maritime & Irish Mossing Museum

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.

Trail Description

No trails.

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.

301 Driftway, Scituate, MA 02066, USA

Historic Site: Yes

Park: No

Beach: No

Boat Launch: No

Lifeguards: 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.

Dogs: No

Boat Ramp: No

ADA Access: Yes

Scenic Views: Yes

Waterbody/Watershed: Herring River (North River watershed)

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