Cahoon Museum of American Art


About the Museum

Early Cotuit resident Ebenezer Crocker began building the stately Colonial Georgian home that constitutes the original part of the museum in 1775. By 1821, his grandson Ezra Crocker was operating the place as a tavern, an important overnight stop on the stagecoach line between Sandwich and Hyannis. Features dating from this period include wall stenciling in the front stairwell and a hinged wall on the second floor that could be raised to provide one large meeting space or lowered to create two smaller rooms for lodgers. Fireplaces in four of the seven galleries and old floorboards also delight our visitors.

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