J. Erik Jonsson Woods Hole Center

The J. Erik Jonsson Center, located on Cape Cod in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, is a year round conference facility that has for many years, served as a meeting center for the National Academy of Sciences. Originally a private summer residence and purchased by the Academy in 1975, the Center now welcomes a variety of scientific, educational, and corporate meeting groups. The property boasts magnificent views of Quissett Harbor and Buzzards Bay and can accommodate groups ranging in size from 5 to 100. Leisure activities abound with boating, bicycling, swimming, and shopping being the most popular. The ferries to the islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket are located just minutes away. The Center maintains a shuttle service providing transportation to local hotels, restaurants, and attractions at no charge. The Jonsson Center is well equipped with computers, audio-visual equipment, and office supplies to ensure the requirements of each group are met. Staff members are readily available to answer questions and assist where needed. Meeting rooms are designed for optimal comfort and efficiency without sacrificing the relaxed feel of a Cape Cod style retreat.

» History of the Estate

» The Academy and Woods Hole

» Outdoor Views

» Indoor Views


To book space at the Jonsson Center, it is necessary to phone or email for space availability. Group reservations may be made by email at jdoherty@nas.edu or by calling 508-548-3760. Reservations are accepted throughout the year on a first come basis. Specific meeting rooms are assigned by the Meeting Manager based on group size and requirements.

Contact Information

Please contact Joanne Doherty with any questions.

The Jonsson Center
P.O. Box 86
Woods Hole, MA 02543
508-548-3760 | FAX 508-540-4236


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