"I had a view of Williamstown ... a white village and steeple in a gradual hollow, with high mountainous swells heaving themselves up, like immense, subsiding waves, far and wide around it."

Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1838

Who We Are

A Museum & Research Center

The Williamstown Historical Museum is an admission-free museum and research center dedicated to explaining the history of the most northwestern township of Massachusetts.  read more

We’ve Gone Digital!

Our Catalog

We invite you to view selections from our collection online!  Our searchable image catalog contains select images of photographs, museum objects and archive items related to Williamstown’s history.  read more …

Family Friendly

Children’s Discovery Room

The Williamstown Historical Museum is a family friendly place. In addition to a small booklet that parents can use to help their children explore the various sections of our exhibits, read more …