Museums

 
Name Address Telephone Town/Village Description
French Cable Station Museum 41 South Orleans Rd 508-240-1735 Orleans Seasonal. Opens June 1st. Hours: 1-4 p.m. Fridays through Sunday. Free guided tours are available of an historic collection of original Atlantic undersea telegraphic cables, instruments, maps, and assorted memorabilia. The station is part of American History. During World War I, General Pershing in France communicated with the US Government through this cable station. In 1927 the message that Charles Lindbergh had landed in Paris came through this station from Paris. It was then sent to the rest of the United States. Come and see history.
Orleans Historical Society’s Meeting House Museum 3 River Road 508-240-1329 Orleans Seasonal. Hours: 9 a.m.-noon Mondays through Fridays or by appointment. Greek Revival structure on National Register of Historic Places. Formerly used as meeting house for Universalist Church of Orleans, this building houses the Society’s museum and is used for special exhibits and programs. At present, the Society has a collection covering genealogical information, diaries, deeds, 19th and 20th century photos, artwork by local artists, special collections focusing on Orleans families and individuals, ships’ logs, Native American artifacts, and other items relating to history of Orleans and its citizens. Donations accepted.