Vaughn Cottage Museum & Library

Guests are welcomed and encouraged to explore the Vaughn Cottage Museum and Library. Exhibits in the museum focus on life at the Isles of Shoals from early history to the Grand Hotel Era and up to the modern use as a religious and educational retreat center. Artifacts often displayed include the pottery and works of Celia Thaxter, photographs of the islands throughout time, maps, and ephemera from the original Oceanic Hotel. The library contains a small collection of books both historical and contemporary, and provides a quiet space for people to relax.

Open 12-3 pm every day during the summer.

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