Brewster Historical Society Museum

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739 Lower Road
Brewster, MA 02631
(508) 896-9521
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About Us

Captain Elijah Cobb was born in Brewster July 4, 1768. He is arguably Brewster’s most famous sea captain, traveling around the world and landing in France in time to run afoul of its Revolution. His read more
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    Captain Elijah Cobb was born in Brewster July 4, 1768. He is arguably Brewster’s most famous sea captain, traveling around the world and landing in France in time to run afoul of its Revolution. His ship’s cargo of rice and flour was confiscated to feed the starving populace, he engineered a private meeting with Robespierre, and stayed long enough to witness his beheading.

    In the late 1700’s Captain Cobb wrote home from sea: “My partner [sic] in life’s voyage has run me in debt for a Cape Cod farm.” He built the home at 739 Lower Road in 1799 which serves today as museum and headquarters for The Brewster Historical Society.

    The Cobb House offers six exhibit galleries with interactive stations featuring Brewster’s sea-faring days, domestic life, and historic treasures from the Society’s collections. Visit www.brewsterhistoricalsociety.org for hours and information.

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  • Whom to Contact

    • Sally Gunning
      PO Box 1146
      Brewster, MA 02631
      Phone: (508) 896-9521
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