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Were Mary Thacher and Winslow Crocker related?

Not directly. Because both were from Cape Cod families with long histories in the area, they are thought to be related, at least by marriage, and possibly several times over. However, Mary Thacher was not a direct descendant of Winslow Crocker.

What other historic houses are in the area?

The Captain Bangs Hallet House and Edward Gorey House are located just across the street from the Winslow Crocker House. 

How long is the tour?

The tour usually lasts about forty to fifty minutes.

Do we need to take a tour or can we just look around?

All visitors to the house receive a guided tour.

Are there restrooms at the Winslow Crocker House?

Yes. One restroom can be made available within the museum. Please note that it might not be possible to take a break during a tour.

Where is the best place to park?

Parking is usually available along the Yarmouth Port common, located just across Route 6A from the Winslow Crocker House. 

Is the museum handicapped accessible?

A tour of any Historic New England property requires a considerable amount of standing and some walking. Winslow Crocker House has not been equipped with handicapped accessible ramps, elevators, or chair lifts. Folding chairs can be provided for visitors who would like to use them during a tour. Visitors with limited mobility may be able to enjoy a first floor tour of the house and grounds. Service animals are welcome. We encourage visitors with concerns to call ahead. We are happy to work with you to make your visit an enjoyable one.

Can I take photographs at the museum?

Interior and exterior photography for personal use is allowed at Historic New England properties. For the safety and comfort of our visitors and the protection of our collections and house museums, we ask that you be aware of your surroundings and stay with your guide. Video, camera bags, tripods and selfie-sticks are not permitted. Professional/commercial photographers and members of the media should visit the press room for more information.  

How do I become a member of Historic New England and get more involved?
Join Historic New England now and get involved in preserving and celebrating the region's heritage.  To join, call the Membership Office at 617-994-5910 or join online. You can reach the Winslow Crocker House staff at 617-994-6661 or by e-mail.