Let life in Historic Mattapoisett come alive for you!
The Museum of the Mattapoisett Historical Society is dedicated to the preservation of significant artifacts from Mattapoisett’s past which demonstrate the life and culture of this old New England town.
The Mattapoisett Museum and Carriage House is housed in a charming 1821 Meeting House with an attached replica of a 200 year old barn, The ancient pews, graceful galleries, and post and beam construction in the barn carry one back to when life revolved around daily work, church, town meeting and the waterfront.
Clifford Ashley’s “A Chart of the Whale Coast of New England” c. 1810
The mural, or chart, was given by Mrs. Polly Duff Phipps of Mattapoisett and is possibly the largest single work by the artist. Measuring 6 by 16 feet, the mural details the south coast from the Connecticut River to Cape Cod, including the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.