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History of the Inn

The Blushing Oyster Bed & Breakfast in Yarmouth Port is on the National Register of Historic Homes and was built by Captain James Bacon Crocker (1804-1883) in 1843. This Cape Cod home is a living example of Greek Revival architecture. It has seen many renovations throughout the years, but despite these changes, many of the original appointments remain intact. The century-old wide-plank pine floors, beautiful moldings, and fireplaces in the inn are reminders of the gentility and graciousness of times past.

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Our Captain Crocker was not only a well-known ship’s captain but also owned a Cape Cod general store, and in later years presided over the courthouse that was located on the first floor of this historic majestic home! Captain Crocker’s first career was that of the master of the Eben Preble, which was said to have been one of the finest sailing vessels sailing from the port of Boston. He was only twenty-four years old when he took command of this ship, and subsequently was master of the Oxnard, the Horatio and the Narraganset. He also became Director of the First National Bank of Yarmouth in 1863 until his death in 1883. Captain Crocker was a very religious man, and he was a devoted deacon of the Congregational Church for many years.

“Thank you for your warm hospitality, it was lovely to sit and relax in your garden on a hot September afternoon.” ~ Margaret and Norman, England