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6038 Sound Avenue, Riverhead

Hallockville Museum Farm

Hallockville Museum Farm is a nonprofit dedicated to preserving the community’s agricultural heritage. Stop by to tour the museum, have a picnic and visit the farm animals. There are also educational classes, special events, fairs and festivals throughout the year

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16 South Ferry Road, Shelter Island

Havens House

William Havens built this Shelter Island farmhouse in 1743. Throughout the years, the building has also served as a store, tavern, school, post office and the town meeting hall. The Shelter Island Historical Society now maintains the property, which is on the New York State and National Register of Historic Places. The Havens House now...

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3575 Lighthouse Road, Southold

Horton’s Point Lighthouse

This Southold landmark was commissioned in 1790 by George Washington — though it wasn’t constructed until 1857 — and is listed on both the national and state registers of historic places. Explore the nautical museum and visit the 58-foot tall tower for a panoramic view of the Long Island Sound and the surrounding park. Outside...

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80 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island

Sylvester Manor Educational Farm

The farm is a 243-acre historic plantation and nonprofit that works to engage the community through farm-based and cultural programs. The property was once a Native American hunting and fishing ground and has been home to 11 generations of its original European settler family since 1652. Today the Manor serves as part museum, part organic...

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1115 Main Bayview Road, Southold

The Custer Institute and Observatory

The institute is the oldest public observatory on Long Island. Every Saturday from dusk until midnight the volunteer staff gives guided tours of the facilities and the night sky with the help of its powerful telescopes. There are also frequent lectures, classes, concerts, art exhibits and other special events throughout the year. 1115 Main Bayview...

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Third Street, Greenport

The East End Seaport Museum

A nonprofit committed to preserving the rich maritime heritage of the East End, the waterfront museum boasts a 750-gallon saltwater aquarium, nautical exhibits and a gift shop. The organization also hosts educational programs, lighthouse tours and other special events.

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The Village Green, Main Road, Cutchogue

The Old House

Considered the oldest English-style medieval house in the state, this Cutchogue structure is believed to have been built around 1649. In 1962, it was designated a National Historic Landmark. The Old House’s hewn oak posts and beams, paneled partitions and a fluted chimney make it one of the finest surviving examples of 17th century architecture...

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55200 Route 25, Southold

The Southold Historical Society Museum Complex

The Maple Lane complex is home to 11 historic buildings maintained by the Southold Historical Society. Walk the grounds to discover highlights such as The Thomas Moore House and the Ann Currie-Bell House, which is listed on the state and national registers of historic places.

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Front Street, Greenport

The Village Blacksmith Shop

This shop invites visitors inside to witness the ironwork that helped forge Greenport. The original building was destroyed by a nor’easter in 1992 and was replaced in the form of an old East Marion onion shack. The historically accurate replica was moved to the village in 1999. A blacksmith occasionally conducts demonstrations of iron working,...

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1555 Village Lane, Orient

The Village House in Orient

The Village House is the centerpiece of the Oysterponds Historical Society. The 1789 home originally served as a boarding house for visitors. It was enlarged in the 1850s, and today still welcomes guests to Orient. The upstairs bedrooms have been converted into exhibition galleries and there’s a shop with books about local history and items...

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