Lcated on the south side of Barnstable on Nantucket Sound, Osterville includes marshes, bays, ponds, a small lake, beaches, and a quaint Main Street complete with sophisticated shops and charming restaurants. 

Osterville was originally named Cotacheset, based on the native American name for the area. Over time it became a center for "oystering" (harvesting wild oysters) and was renamed Oysterville.
Later a map misspelled the name and from that point on the village was known as Osterville!

Arts Barnstable_all things arts and culture all seven villages and Kennedy Legacy Walking Trail

Arts Barnstable_all things arts and culture all seven villages and Kennedy Legacy Walking Trail

Lothrop Hill Cemetery

Reverend John Lothrop founded Barnstable in 1639.   His tomb stil lstis in Barnstable's Lothrop Hill Cemetery alongside his extensive family. 


Osterville Art Gallery

Osterville Art Gallery

A gallery showing pieces by renowned sculptor David Lewis, including representations of his life-sized bronze works, along with his many other sculptures.
8 West Bay Rd., Osterville


Osterville Civic Association

Each of our village associations support our year round and part time residents, playing a vital role in enhancing the best interests of the community;  fostering and promoting local businesses represent the interests of citizens on matters that affect neighborhoods, citizens and quality of life in the villages.


Osterville Farmers Market

Buy Fresh, Buy Local! Area farmers markets feature fresh locally grown fruits, veggies, meets, jellies, spices, baked goods, soaps, flowers and so many more home-crafted treats!

Every Friday, June -September, 9am-1pm 
Located on the campus of the Osterville Historical Museum, plenty of free parking. 
Osterville Farmers Market on Facebook


Osterville Historical Museum

Osterville Historical Museum

Home of the Crosby Boats the Osterville Historical Museum is dedicated to preserving the history of the village of Osterville. Located near the charming seaside, the Museum complex sits on lovely grounds which are highlighted by an 18th century herbal garden and a 19th century ornamental garden. The Museum's permanent collection includes period decorative arts, furniture, ceramics, and a dozen full-sized wooden boats. The two-acre campus sits on a quiet street--a perfect spot to enjoy a picnic lunch and in the summer farmer's market every Friday morning.


Osterville Village Library

Pick up passes to area and regional museums at this recently renovated library


Osterville Walking Tour


White Swan Gallery

White Swan Gallery

Located in an historic building known as "the old red barn" the White Swan Gallery , owned by Karen Buckley, a longtime artist and Cape Cod resident.

Artist Karen Pinard, has a studio located in the back of the gallery.

Address and phone:   870 Main Street, Osterville   508.367.6691


Upcoming events in Osterville

Be sure to check out the arts and cultural happenings in all seven villages.