If you enjoy antiques, take the trip to the Winslow Crocker House, within walking distance from our Bed and breakfast Cape Cod.
The Winslow Crocker House was moved to its present location in Yarmouth Port, MA, in 1936 by antique collector and preservationist, Miss Mary Thacher. Miss Thacher used the house as a backdrop to her collection of colonial furniture, hooked rugs, pewter, ceramics and other decorative arts. She and her family have a rich history here in Cape Cod which we have discussed in earlier blog posts.
Throughout the two-story house you will find fine architectural detail. Built around 1780, it was obviously constructed by a fine craftsman and is an important historic building along with our own Cape Cod bed and breakfast.
There are few ropes or barriers which separate the viewer from the antiques throughout the home. Miss Thatcher’s collection covers all periods of American furniture, with pieces dating from the early 1680’s to the middle of the 18th century.
As a lover of antiques, this house presented a rare opportunity to get “up close and personal” with a fine collection of American antiques.
The home is open June 1 through October 15 every first and third Saturday with tours between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. We hope you will come and enjoy this place and other Yarmouth Port history while staying at our Cape Cod Bed Breakfast.