Holidays at the Atwood Museum


Come join us as we celebrate the holiday season!

On Saturday, December 11 from 10am-4pm the museum will be open with free admission. Stop by during Chatham’s Christmas by the Sea Stoll Weekend. The hearth of the old house will be ablaze with yuletide cheer. Discover how Christmas was celebrated in 19th Century New England. Light refreshments and warm beverages will be served in the spirit of an old-fashioned wassail. Please dress warmly and bring good cheer.

The first three weekends in December the Atwood Museum will be open Fridays and Saturdays from 1pm-4pm. The museum will be decorated, the holiday trains will be running, the gift shop will have its year-end sale, and the Atwood Sleigh is ready to be filled with new hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves for children in need, and non-perishables and canned goods will be collected for Family Pantry of Cape Cod. December will be your last chance to catch our World War II, Main Street Cape Cod, and The Turning Point and Wampanoag exhibits, as we are planning three new exhibits for 2022. So if you have not yet seen these, make your plans to visit us!

After December 18th the museum will reopen in May 2022.

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

Make your reservations:

10:00 AM 11:30 AM
1:00 PM 2:30 PM


Historic Hauls is Back!

Looking for a last-minute holiday gift?
The Museum Gift Shop is here to help with our
4th annual year-end-sale.

Choo Choo!!

Come experience the joy of our new holiday train display throughout the month of December as we celebrate Holiday Magic at the Atwood. Model train enthusiast Keith Parsons has graciously offered to showcase his passion for model trains, so bring the entire family to enjoy a socially safe treat during the holidays!


We will be accepting donations of canned goods for the Family Pantry of Cape Cod and new and hand-knit winter clothing items and accessories for the Monomoy Community Service’s Chatham Children’s Fund.