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!
Lothrop Hill Cemetery
Reverend John Lothrop founded Barnstable in 1639. His tomb stil sits in Barnstable's Lothrop Hill Cemetery alongside his extensive family.
Rev. John Lothropp (1584–1653) — sometimes spelled Lothrop orLathrop — was an English Anglican clergyman, who became a Congregationalist minister and emigrant to New England. He was among the first settlers of Barnstable, Massachusetts. Perhaps Lothropp's principal claim to fame is that he was a strong proponent of the idea of the Separation of Church and State (also called "Freedom of Religion"). This idea was considered heretical in England during his time, but eventually became the mainstream view of people in the United States of America, because of the efforts of John Lothropp and others. Lothropp left an indelible mark on the culture of New England, and through that, upon the rest of the country. He has had many notable descendents, including at least 6 US presidents, as well as many other prominent Governors, and government and business people.
Map of TOB seven villages and Kennedy Legacy Walking Trail
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
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
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
Osterville Farmers' Market Fridays, June 23-September 15 2017
August 18, 2017 9:00 am
Every Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 23 to September 15 plus Saturday, October 7 Fall Harvest Celebration part of the Osterville Village Fall Fest.
Opening Day: June 23, 2017.
Fresh fruits and vegetables, steaks, sausages, heirloom vegetables, donuts, jams, pork, juice, granola, olive oil, cheese, marinara, beef, chicken, jellies, honey, potted and cut flowers, herbs, mushrooms, breads, butters, pates, cookies, pies, soaps, spices, pickles, salads, chocolates, eggs, and much more! ...... at the Osterville Historical Museum.
Location: Osterville Historical Museum 155 W Bay Rd.