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The Long Plain Museum is located at
1203 Main St in Acushnet, Massachusetts.
It is maintained and managed by the
Acushnet Historical Society.


Hours:
First Sunday of the month, June - September 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. For the 2007 season the museum will be organizing special events on these days in collaboration with the Long Plain Friends Meeting House located at 1341 Main St. Check back soon for more information.
The museum is also opened to groups
or for research by appointment.

Admission: Free

Contact: 508.961.7843

Directions:

From I-95 East take exit 16, Washburn St.
Turn right at stop sign then right at first set
of lights. Proceed about 1 mile into Fairhaven.
Turn left at next set of lights and follow road
2 miles into Acushnet Center. Turn right at stop sign onto Main St. (near the Town Hall) and continue about 4 miles. The museum is located
on the left just past the Country Whip.

From I-195 West take exit 17, Coggeshall St.
Turn right off ramp and follow directions above.

The museum features four rooms focusing on the whaling industry, the blacksmith trade, period clothing and furniture, various artifacts and a restored schoolroom.

The "Whaling Wall", portraits
of Acushnet whaling captains
and their homes.
   
 
  An 1875 school room
kept as it looked over
125 years ago.
     
  A life-size diorama depicting
a blacksmith shop that was located across the street.
 
     
  A four room "apartment" set with authentic 19th century furniture.
       
   
   
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