Nestled within the heart of Oak Bluffs are over 180 small cottages that make up the “Campgrounds.” Evolved from tents & mail-order catalogues, these cottages represent a completely different era and are preserved by private owners and the Martha’s Vineyard Campmeeting Association
Visitors to the Cottage Museum can view the interior of a typical Campground cottage, complete with period furnishings offering a glimpse of life on the Campgrounds in the 1800s. Also on display are vintage photographs, a selection of stereoscopic photos of Cottage City and the Campgrounds, along with other interesting documents relating to the history of the Campground.
The Museum Shop has a wide selection of Campground-related souvenirs and gifts, including books, calendars, paper and silk lanterns, sterling silver Campground charms, toys, postcards and other interesting items.
The Cottage Museum and Museum Shop are open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. during the summer season. Admission to the Cottage Museum is $2.00 per adult and 50¢ for children 3 through 12. There is no charge for children under 3.
Proceeds from the Cottage Museum and Museum Shop support the maintenance of the facility and other programs of the MVCMA. .