Located near the Woods Hole Library, Woods Hole Historical Collection has two galleries with changing exhibits of local historical interest. It also maintains a good library on maritime subjects, more than 500 local oral histories, and a scale model of Woods Hole in the late 1800s.
Dr. Yale’s actual 1890s workshop is in a separate building. The adjacent Swift Barn exhibits small historic boats that plied these local waters long ago.
Try to make time for the staff’s free 60-minute walking tour around Eel Pond on Tuesday at 4 during July and August.
And if you’re around on Saturday mornings, drop by to watch volunteers help restore boats in the collection.