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Museums in East End Long Island, NY

Updated Oct 05 2014 05:19 PM EST with 82 listings
Museums in East End Long Island, NY

Museums - Comprehensive List (72 listings total)

Amagansett Historical Society

Windmill Lane, Amagansett NY 11930 Tel 631-267-3020

Amelia Cottage Museum

Built in 1725 and moved to its present site in 1794, the museum displays furnishings form many periods of history, but especially a fine collection of Dominy furniture.
Montauk Hwy., Amagansett NY 11930 Windmill Lane, Tel 631-267-6835

Ann Currie-Bell House

Has period rooms with antique dolls, toys and costumes.
Southold NY Main Road & Maple Lane, Tel 631-765-5500

Annie Cooper Boyd House

This 1700s house has paintings by artist Annie Cooper Boyd; summer exhibition. It houses the Sag Harbor Historical Society and a research library.
174 Main St., Sag Harbor NY 11963 P.O. Box 1709, Sag Harbor, Tel 631-725-5092
E-mail: SagHarborHist@aol.com; Website: sagharborhistoricalsociety.org

Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society Museum Complex

A visit ot the museum complex offers exhibits on sea captains, ship building, whaling, market gunning, decoys, Elmer Sperry inventions and everyday life in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.
31 Bellport Lane, Bellport NY 11713 Tel 631-286-0888

Big Duck, The

Long Island's landmark & a designated historic site & living museum, you may see it on Long Island postcards. It is a building that is a .....big duck! restored to its original 1930's condition & offering 'duckbilia'.
Route 24, Flanders NY 11901 Tel 631-852-8292

Bridgehampton Historical Society

The Corwith House Museum, c. 1830, with 1870's additions, offers furnished period rooms, special exhibitions. Features local history reference library, photo archive & costume and toy collections.
2368 Montauk Hwy., Bridgehampton NY 11932 Tel 631-537-1088
Fax: 631-537-4225; E-mail: bhhs@hamptons.com
Website: hamptons.com

Bridgehampton Museum

Main St., Bridgehampton NY 11932 Tel 516-537-1008

Children's Museum of the East End

Children museum a magical and intresting fun place for young people. Lots of indoor activities, workshops, performances and special events.
376 Sag Harbor Tpk., Bridgehampton NY 11932 Tel 631-537-8250
Fax: 631-537-2413; Website: cmee.org

Community Museum at West Islip

90 Higbie Lane, Wading River NY 11792 Tel 516-661-4779

Corwith House

Historic 1820s home that contains exhibits of colonial, empire and Victorian furniture. Operated by the Bridgehampton Historical Society.
Montauk Hwy., Bridgehampton NY 11932 PO Box 977, Tel 631-283-0527

Corwith Windmill

Built in Sag Harbor in 1800 and moved in 1813. The restored mill is an example of utilitarian wood age architecture
Water Mill NY 11976 Mill Pond Rd., Tel 631-726-5984

Custer Institute

Small astronomy museum with exhibits and artifacts. Sat. evening stargazing (weather permitting) with telescopes. Occasional classic films, concerts, art exhibits, lectures and planetarium shows featuring StarLab, a portable planetarium
Main Bayview Rd., Southhold NY South of Route 25, Tel 631-765-2626
Website: custerobservatory.org

Custom House

In 1789, Sag Harbor was the first U.S. port of entry. Museum is in the home of the port's first U.S. customs master.
161 Main St., Sag Harbor NY 11724 and Garden St., Tel 631-692-4664
E-mail: staff@splia.org; Website: splia.org

Cutchogue Green Historic Buildings

This complex includes The Old House, the 1740 Wickham House, the 1840 Schoolhouse Museum, the former Independent Congregational Church, and a pre-Civil War carriage house.
Main Rd., Cutchogue NY 11935 Tel 631-734-7122
Fax: 631-224-5616

Deep Hollow Guest & Cattle Ranch at Third House

Built in Montauk, The 1747 house was rebuilt in the 1800s and became a restaurant in the 1950s. The house was used by Teddy Roosevelt while his troops recuperated after the Spanish-American War in 1898. View an exhibit on the war.
Montauk NY 11954 Theodore Roosevelt County Park, Tel 631-852-7878

East End Seaport Maritime Museum

The museum's lighthouse exhibit features two rare lighthouse lenses from Little Gull and Plum Island. Other artifacts include ship models and tools, memorabilia form the 1930s America's Cup yacht.
Third St, Greenport NY 11944 Tel 631-477-2100
E-mail: eseaport@verizon.net; Website: eastendseaport.org

East Hampton Historical Society - Clinton Academy

The Academy was constructed in 1784. This late Georgian style building was restored in 1921 by Mr. and Mrs. Lorenzo E. Woodhouse. Visitors can enjoy the wild flower garden behind the property installed by the Garden Club of East Hampton.
151 Main St., East Hampton NY Tel 631-324-6850
Website: easthamptonhistory.org

East Hampton Historical Society - Marine Museum

The Marine Museum tells the unique story of Long Island's East End community and its relationship with sea through artifacts, photographs, models and displays.
101 Main St., East Hampton NY Tel 631-324-6850
Website: easthamptonhistory.org

East Hampton Historical Society - Osborn Jackson House

The Osborn-Jackson House, named for its first and last owners was lived in by six generations of Osborns until the late 1960's.
101 Main St., East Hampton NY Tel 631-324-6850
Website: easthamptonhistory.org

East Hampton Historical Society - Town House

Unique among Long Island buildings, the Town House is the only existing town government meeting place to survive from the Colonial period on Long Island.
149 Main St., East Hampton NY Tel 631-324-6850
Website: easthamptonhistory.org

East Hampton Historical Society Inc - Mulford Farm Museum

Considered one of America's most significant, intact English Colonial farmsteads.
10 James Lane, East Hampton NY 11937 Tel 631-324-6869
Website: easthamptonhistory.org

East Hampton Town Marine Museum

Located on 35 acres overlooking the sea, this museum displays, in interpretive exhibits, artifacts and descriptions of the traditions and working life of local fishermen.
Atlantic Ave., Amagansett NY 11930 & Bluff Rd., Tel 631-267-6544

Grumman Memorial Park

Grumman Memorial Park is a volunteer effort paying tribute to the incredible advances in aviation and aerospace that took place on Long Island, thanks to the teamwork of the employees of Grumman Corporation.
71 Edwards Ave., Calverton NY
Website: grummanpark.org

Guild Hall of East Hampton/ John Drew Theater

Guild Hall is an art museum with a permanent collection of paintings, sculpture and works on paper by artists associated with the region.
158 Main St., East Hampton NY 11937 Tel 631-324-0806
Box Office: 631-324-4050; Fax: 631-324-2722
E-mail: info@guildhall.org; Website: guildhall.org

Hallockville Museum Farm and Folklife Center

A cultural institution dedicated to preserving, understanding and celebrating eastern Long Island's history, oral history and cultural heritage relating to traditional occupations (such as farming and fishing) and to traditional community folk arts and folklore.
6038 Sound Ave., Riverhead NY 11901 Tel 631-298-5292
Fax: 631-298-0144; E-mail: hallockv@optonline.net
Website: hallockville.com

Halsey Homestead Museum

South Main St., Southampton NY Tel 631-283-3527

Halsey House

South Main St., Southampton NY 11968 Tel 631-283-2494

Havens Estate

Built in early 1750s with 1885 additions. Museum has collection of Indian artifacts, early tools, cabin door, telescope and bell from several shipwrecks. No fee.
Center Moriches NY 11934 Terrell's River County Park, Tel 631-878-1591

Home Sweet Home Museum

This 18th century saltbox house may have inspired John Howard Payne's lyrics to the song "Home Sweet Home." Guided tours. View antique furniture, lusterware, other ceramics.
14 James Lane, East Hampton NY 11937 Tel 631-324-0713
Website: easthampton.com

Horton Point Lighthouse and Nautical Museum

The lighthouse was built in 1857 & is one of Southold's 7 existing lighthouses with the tower standing on Cliff Lot, part of Barnabas Horton's original 1640 land grant. The Nautical Museum displays a collection of sea-chests, maps, photos, scrimshaw, baymen's tools & other marine artifacts from the Southold area. Suggested donation: adults: $2, children: free. Public bbq grills available.
Lighthouse Rd., Southold NY 11971 PO Box 1, Tel 631-765-5500
Website: longislandlighthouses.com

Jail House Museum

Built in 1916, two-room jail has police memorabilia from America and Europe.
Division St., Sag Harbor NY South of Bay Street, Tel 631-725-5092
E-mail: SagHarborHist@aol.com; Website: sagharborhistoricalsociety.org

Long Island Aero Museum

A small museum dedicated to the development of the airplane industry.
Avenue B, Westhampton Beach NY 11978 Gabreski Airport, Tel 631-288-3600

Long Island Science Center

Hands-on science and technology museum with interactive exhibits
11 West Main St., Riverhead NY 11901 Tel 631-208-8000
Fax: 631-208-8304; Website: lisciencecenter.org

LongHouse Reserve

Through its gallery, arboretum, sculpture gardens, and programs, LongHouse brings together art and nature, aesthetics and spirit, with a strong conviction that the arts are central to living wholly and creatively.
133 Hands Creek Rd., East Hampton NY 11937 Tel 631-329-3568
Fax: 631-329-4299; E-mail: info@longhouse.org
Website: longhouse.org

Mail Order House

Also called Eastville Heritage House, the 1-story restored Sears-Roebuck Mail Order House has letters, journals, photos, furniture and other items since the 1800s. Exhibits rotate twice a year. operated by the Eastville Community Historical Society.
139 Hampton St, Sag Harbor NY Tel 631-725-4711

Manhanset Chapel Museum

An 1890 Gothic chapel is from the Manhanset House hotel. It features the exhibit "People of the Dancing Meadow" and hands-on children's activities.
24 North Ferry Rd., Shelter Island NY 11964 Route 114, Tel 631-749-0025
E-mail: sihissoc@optonline.net; Website: shelterislandhistsoc.org

Miss Amelia Cottage Museum

Famous 1725 cottage house, contains collections of furniture made by the Dominy family.
129 Main St., Amagansett NY 11930 At Windmill Lane, Tel 631-267-3020

Montauk Point Lighthouse Museum

George Washington ordered the construction of this famous first lighthouse in New York state standing on a bluff & marking the easternmost point of LI. Montauk Historical Society maintains this lighthouse while the US Coast Guard operates the light & foghorn. $6, seniors $3.50, children $2.50. Gift shop. Click here for directions & here for location.
2000 Montauk Hwy., Montauk NY 11954 Turtle Hill, Tel 631-668-2544
Fax: 631-668-2546; E-mail: keeper@montauklighthouse.com
Website: montauklighthouse.com

Moriches Bay Historical Society

Maintains 1750 Havens Estate, includind main house built in early 1750s with 1885 additions. Museum houses a collection of Indian artifacts, early tools and more.
Montauk Hwy., Center Moriches NY 11934 Tel 631-878-1776

Museum of Childhood

8 Broad St., Greenport NY 11944 Tel 516-632-8230

Old Halsey Museum

Built by Thomas Halsey circa 1660, it is the oldest house in Southampton; has 17th and 18th century furniture.
249 South Main St., Southampton NY Tel 631-283-2494

Old Hook WindMill

Today in East Hampton, Hook Mill , Pantigo Mill and Gardiners Mill still stand. These mills can be read as testimonials of a native technology.
North Main St., East Hampton NY 11937 Tel 631-324-0713
Website: easthampton.com

Old House Society, The

353 Year old Cutchogue home which is the "Oldest English House in the State".
Main Rd., Mattituck NY Tel 631-298-5248

Old School Museum

Behind the Quogue Library, the 1822 schoolhouse has toys, farm equipment and early utensils.
90 Quogue St., Quogue NY Tel 631-653-4224

Oysterponds Historical Society Museum

The museum complex of the Oysterponds Historical Society consists of the Village House, a 19th centruy-furnished boarding house; the Hallock Building, has a research library and archives; Old Point Schoolhouse offers chaning exhibits and an annual summer exhibition; Webb House, an 18th century house moved from Green-port, has period rooms.
Village Lane, Orient NY 11957 Tel 631-323-2480

Parish Art Museum

Museum offers workshops, children's art classes, sculpture gardens, concerts, films, lectures, and changing exhibits: featuring expressionism, realism, Impressionism, and much more.
25 Job's Lane, Southampton NY 11968 Tel 631-283-2118
Fax: 631-283-7006; Website: parrishart.org

Pelletreau Silversmith Shop

The 18th century shop is restored to the period of Southampton's famous silversmith, Elias Pelletreau, who worked here from 1750 to 1810. See a forge, tools and Pelletreau creations.
78 Main St., Southampton NY 11968 Tel 631-283-2494

Pharaoh Site and Third House Museum

Artifacts left behind by the native Montauks are on display in the museum along with a collection of aboriginal tools. An educational display on archaeological techniques is on display.
Montauk Hwy., Montauk NY 11954 Tel 631-852-7878
Tel: 631-854-4949

Polish Immigrant Museum

Lincoln St., Riverhead NY Tel 631-369-1616

Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center

This was the home and studio of abstract expressionist painters Jackson Pollock and his wife, Lee Krasner. Exhibits, summer lectures and an art-reference library.
830 Fireplace Rd., East Hampton NY 11937 Tel 631-324-4929
Fax: 631-324-8768; Website: pkhouse.org

Railroad Museum of Long Island/ Greenport

This site houses the museum's collection of small artifacts, photographs and other bits of railroad history from Long Island.
Railroad Ave., Greenport NY 11901 Tel 631-477-0439
E-mail: info@rmli.org; Website: rmli.org

Railroad Museum of Long Island/ Riverhead

Retired railroad equipment on display outside, including 3 steam locomotives. Ride the 1964-65 World's Fair mini train. Limited handicapped access on cars. Indoor museum features photos, railroad items, gift shop. Group tours by appointment.
416 Griffin Ave., Riverhead Hamlet NY 11944 Tel 631-727-7920
Fax: 631-261-6545; E-mail: info@rmli.org
Website: rmli.org

Rock Hall Museum

Georgian colonial landmark 1767 house features arts and antiques
199 Broadway, Lawrence NY 11559 Tel 516-239-1157

Roy K. Lester Carriage Museum and Jackson Carriage Barn

A collection of 28 carriages displayed in two large barns, ranging from delicate buggies and elegant formal carriages to full-size replica of a Heavy Concord Stagecoach.
129 Main St., Amagansett NY 11930 At Windmill Lane, Tel 631-267-3020

Sag Harbor Fire Department Museum

Sag Harbor NY 11963 Sage and Church Sts,

Second House

This 1797 farmhouse was used by early herders; includes 5 rooms decorated in Victorian-style, and herb and rose gardens.
Montauk Hwy., Montauk NY 11954 Tel 631-668-5340

Shelter Island Historical Society

Former home of patriot James Havens, elected to Provincial Congress. House dates to 1743. Barn has farm and fishing artifacts.
16 South Ferry Road, Shelter Island NY 11964 Route 114, Tel 631-749-0025
E-mail: sihissoc@optonline.net; Website: shelterislandhistsoc.org

Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center & Museum

Museum depicts 10,000 years of Shinnecock history
100 Montauk Hwy., Southampton NY 11968 Tel 631-287-4923
Fax: 631-287-7153; Website: shinnecock-museum.org

South Fork Natural History Museum & Nature Center

Hours: Daily from 10am-4pm. Entry Fee $5 for Adults, $3 for seniors, students and children under 12. Children under 3 are free. SOFO members are FREE.
377 Bridgehampton Tpk., Sag Harbor NY Tel 631-537-9735
E-mail: sofo@hamptons.com

Southampton Historical Museum

This museum is located in an 1843 Greek Revival-style whaling captain's home and exhibits whaling memorabilia, Shinnecock Indian artifacts, a country store, post office, schoolhouse, a barn and a working blacksmith's shop.
14 Meeting House Lane, Southampton NY 11969 PO Box 303, Tel 631-283-2494

Southold Historical Society

The society owns more than a dozen buildings in Southold, many at Main Street and Maple Lane. Buildings date from 1750 to 1900 and include houses, barns, commercial structures.
54325 Main Rd., Southold NY 11971 P.O. Box 1, Tel 631-765-5500
E-mail: shsdirec@optonline.net; Website: southoldhistoricalsociety.org

Southold Indian Museum

Items from earliest Long Island inhabitants years ago to contemporaries. View handiwork of Eskimos, middle and far western American Indians and native tribes of Central and South America.
1080 Main Bayview Rd., Southold NY 11791 Tel 631-765-5577
E-mail: indianmuseum@aol.com; Website: southoldindianmuseum.org

Stirling Historical Society and Museum

Exhibits on whaling and oyster industries, tools, equipment, whale-oil lamps. Also, antique furniture and items from Lipton Cup sailing races.
319 Main St., Greenport NY 11944 Tel 631-477-3026

Suffolk County Historical Society

Exhibitions & programs concentrate on the history of Suffolk County & its people. Resources of the museum include research library, archives and education programs.
300 West Main St., Riverhead NY 11901 Tel 631-727-2881
Website: riverheadli.com

Tank Museum

Over 75 tanks.
Love Lane, Mattituck NY 11952 Tel 516-588-0033

Terry-Ketcham Inn

Historic house with barn dating from the 1850's.
81 Main St., Center Moriches NY P.O. Box 26, Tel 631-878-8862
Fax: 631-878-5528; E-mail: kifi2@juno.com

Tuthill House Museum

1840 Josiah Tuthill House offers a view of life from 1700s through 1850. Spinning wheels and photos.
107 Mill Rd., Wading River NY Tel 631-288-1139

Wading River Historical Society

Maintains 1828 History House with artifacts, farm tools, clothing, documents and books on local history and genealogy; gift shop.
300 North Country Rd., Wading River NY 11792 P.O. Box 263, Tel 631-929-4082

Water Mill Museum

Long Island's first water-powered grist mill (1644) has tools, crafts, hands-on exhibits.
41 Old Mill Rd., Water Mill NY 11976 Tel 631-726-4625
E-mail: info@watermillmuseum.org; Website: watermillmuseum.org

Westhamton Historical Museum

115 Mill Rd., Westhampton Beach NY 11978 Tel 631-288-1139

Wilderness Traveling Museum

The Wilderness Traveling Museum is the field trip that comes to you & provides a hands-on learning experience with Native American culture & Natural history understanding.
Peconic Bay Blvd., Aquebogue NY 11931 PO Box 88, Tel 631-722-4645

Other Museums (2 listings total)

Dinosaur Walk of Riverhead

221 East Main St., Riverhead NY 11901 Tel 631-369-6556

Sag Harbor Whaling Museum

As you enter this museum you will pass through the bones of a white whale. The museum covers the history of whaling on Long Island over the last century.
200 Main St., Sag Harbor NY 11963 Tel 631-725-0770
Website: sagharborwhalingmuseum.org

Custom House

In 1789, Sag Harbor was the first U.S. port of entry. Museum is in the home of the port's first U.S. customs master.
161 Main St., Sag Harbor NY 11724 and Garden St., Tel 631-692-4664
E-mail: staff@splia.org; Website: splia.org

Home Sweet Home Museum

This 18th century saltbox house may have inspired John Howard Payne's lyrics to the song "Home Sweet Home." Guided tours. View antique furniture, lusterware, other ceramics.
14 James Lane, East Hampton NY 11937 Tel 631-324-0713
Website: easthampton.com

Famous Buildings (5 listings total)

Cutchogue Green Historic Buildings

This complex includes The Old House, the 1740 Wickham House, the 1840 Schoolhouse Museum, the former Independent Congregational Church, and a pre-Civil War carriage house.
Main Rd., Cutchogue NY 11935 Tel 631-734-7122
Fax: 631-224-5616

Fresh Pond School House

One-room schoolhouse from the early 19th centry.
133 East Main St., Riverhead NY 11901 Tel 631-727-0407
Website: riverheadli.com

Hallockville Museum Farm and Folklife Center

A cultural institution dedicated to preserving, understanding and celebrating eastern Long Island's history, oral history and cultural heritage relating to traditional occupations (such as farming and fishing) and to traditional community folk arts and folklore.
6038 Sound Ave., Riverhead NY 11901 Tel 631-298-5292
Fax: 631-298-0144; E-mail: hallockv@optonline.net
Website: hallockville.com

Meadow Edge

The estate's main houses are headquarters for the Suffolk County Parks Department. Meadow Edge also functions as a public golf course and catering hall, and is the site of the Long Island Maritime Museum.
Wading River NY Tel 631-567-1704
Catering: 631-589-0022

Miss Amelia Cottage Museum

Famous 1725 cottage house, contains collections of furniture made by the Dominy family.
129 Main St., Amagansett NY 11930 At Windmill Lane, Tel 631-267-3020

Famous Residences & Palaces (1 listings total)

Havens Estate

Built in early 1750s with 1885 additions. Museum has collection of Indian artifacts, early tools, cabin door, telescope and bell from several shipwrecks. No Fee.
Center Moriches NY 11934 Terrell's River County Park, Tel 631-878-1591