Museums, Historical Sites and Markers
The Rose Victorian Shops
485 Main Street, West Dennis
The Rose Victorian – Old and New – featuring Vintage China, Hand Painted Furniture, Jewelry, and much, much more! Located in the 1884 carriage house of the Rose Victorian, this unique gift shop is a volunteer run property of the Dennis Historical Society, Inc. (A Not for Profit, 501c3 Corporation) Proceeds from all sales support the restoration and maintenance of The Rose Victorian house, outlying buildings and beautiful grounds. Built in 1877, for Captain Calvin Baker, the house and surrounding property have had many uses. Around 1910, Dennis’ first doctor, Ernest S. Osborne moved there with his wife, Mattie Bell and their children. Part of the downstairs was then used as the doctor’s offices. Long time Dennis residents remember visiting the doctor there. They may also remember his Kio pond, which was next to the current parking area! Located on the property, after Dr. Osborne’s time, was a clothing store and a penny candy store, first operated by Ruth and Howard Sherman. Ruth was a daughter of the doctor and Mattie. The property changed hands a few times before being purchased in 1989 by Kathy Roche. Kathy chose the lovely pink color that gives the property its ‘Rose’ Victorian look. For many Cape visitors, a trip to ‘Kathy’s shop’ was a must-do on each Cape visit. In 2013, Kathy bequeathed the property to the Dennis Historical Society.
The Society hopes to complete Kathy’s mission of restoring the house to make it an 1877 Victorian showplace.
Open Memorial Weekend to Columbus Weekend.
Please call 508-394-1696 for schedule