Suffolk County Museums

Suffolk County Museums
& Historical Locations

Cold Spring Harbor Gallery

Main Street
Cold Spring Harbor

Tue.-Sun., 12-5PM
(516) 941-9444

Custom House

Main & Garden Streets
Sag Harbor, Long Island, New York 11963
(516) 941-9444

Open: Jul.-Aug., Tue.-Sun.; June & Sept./Oct., Sat.Sun., 10AM-5PM
Admission: Adults. $2; Children, $1; groups by appt.

The William Floyd Estate

245 Park Drive
Mastic Beach, Long Island, New York 11951
(516) 399-2030

Open: May-Jun., Sat. & Sun, Jul -Aug, Fri-Sun., 10AM-4PM; groups by appt.
Admission: Free

Ancestral home of William Floyd, Long Island's Signer of the Declaration of Independence; 613 acre estate with 25 room mansion built in stages from 1724-1930, family cemetery and eleven outbuildings. Guided tours are available.

Joseph Lloyd Manor House

Lloyd Lane & Lloyd Harbor Road
Lloyd Harbor, Huntington, Long Island, New York 11743
(516) 941-9444

Open:Jun.-Oct., Fri. Sun., 1-5PM
Admission: Adults. $2; Children. $1; groups by appt.

Long Island Chapter of Steamship Historical Society

30 Shenandoah Blvd.
Nesconset, Long Island, New York 11767

Long Island Chess Museum

P.O. Box 166
Commack, Long Island, New York 11725
(516) 543-7667

L.I. Cultural History Laboratory and Museum

P.O. Box Drawer AR
Stony Brook , Long Island, New York 11790
(516) 929-8725

Long Island Republic Airport Historical Society

Terminal Bldg. - Republic Airport
Farmingdale, Long Island, New York 11735
(516) 752-7707

Long Island Studies Institute

Hofstra University,
9th Floor, Axinn Library
Hempstead Turnpike
Hempstead, Long Island, New York 11550
(516) 560-5097 or 560-5846

Open: Sept.-mid-May, Mon.-Fri.; 9AM-5PM; Tue. to 8PM; Jun.-Aug., Fri. to 4PM.
Admission Free

Major research center for the study of Long Island local and regional history; books, documents, maps, newspapers, photographs, audio-visual materials, and manuscript collections; exhibits of the collections; programs, conferences, and publications on Long Island's heritage.

Museum of Childhood

8 Broad Street
Greenport, Long Island, New York 11944
(516) 477-0720

Museum of Long Island Natural Sciences

ESS Building,
SUNY at Stony Brook
Stony Brook, Long Island, New York 11794
(516) 632-8230

Open: Mon.-Fri., 9AM-5PM (Weekends for programs only; handicap access)
Admission Free

On the campus of SUNY/ Stony Brook, the Museum features collections of rocks, minerals and fossils; permanent exhibit on geological history of Long Island; changing exhibits and programs on dinosaurs, astronomy and earth sciences; school, youth and adult programs.

The Museums at Stony Brook

1208 Route 25A
Stony Brook, Long Island, New York 11790
(516) 751-0066

Open: Wed.-Sat., Mon. hol., 10AM-5PM; Sun. 12-5PM
Admission: Adults $4; Seniors $3; students. $2.75;
Children 6-12 $2; Family (4 ) $10; Children under 6 free.
Groups by appointment

Art Museum, History Museum, Carriage House, blacksmith shop, schoolhouse, exhibits of l9th and 20th-century art, Long Island and American history, horse drawn carriages, miniature rooms, antique decoys, museum shop. Public and school programs, special events, handicap access.

Museum of the Village of Rockville Centre
Phillips House

28 Hempstead Ave.
Rockville Centre, Long Island, New York 11571
(516) 766-0300

Open: Sept.-June, Sat. & Sun., 1-4PM; Jul. & Aug., Sun. or by appt.
Admission: Free

This authentic Victorian home features a parlor with furnishings on loan from the Brooklyn Museum, and a collection of original Victorian clothing worn in Rockville Centre in the 19th century.

Northport Historical Society

215 Main Street
Northport, Long Island, New York 11768
(516) 757-9859

Open: Tues.-Sun., 1-4:30PM
Admission: Donation

History museum founded in 1974, in an old Carnegie Library, presents permanent and changing exhibits on cultural, historical and geographical features of Northport, Northport Harbor, Eaton's Neck, East Northport and Fort Salonga. A Museum shop.

Old Bethpage Village Restoration

Round Swamp Rd.
Old Bethpage, Long Island, New York 11804
(516) 420-5280

Open: Mar -Nov., Tue.-Sun., 10AM-5PM
Admission: Adults $4; Children, $3; Seniors $2.

Old Village Hall Museum

215 South Wellwood Ave.
Lindenhurst, Long Island, New York 11757
(516) 957-4385

Old Westbury Gardens

P.O. Box 430
Old Westbury, Long Island, New York 11568
(516) 333-0048

1906 recreation of 18th century English country estate;
contains antiques and paintings by noted artists; formal gardens;
allees of linden and beech; summer lawn concerts.

* Open: Apr. 29 -Oct. 31 (including major holidays):
Wednesday - Monday (Closed Tuesday), 10:00 am-5:00 pm
* Open Sundays in November
* Reopens December 2 and 3, and December 7 through 11
for Holiday Celebration. 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
* Admission:
Gardens Only - Adults $10.00;
Seniors (62+) $6.00; Children. (6-12) $3.00
House and Gardens - Adults $8.00; Seniors (62+) $8.00;
Children (6-12) $6.00; Children under 6 admitted free.
* All Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult while on the grounds.

Members are entitled to free admission to the House & Gardens
except during Picnic Pops, Scottish Games and the
Holiday Celebration, when they receive reduced rates.
Group rates (15 or more) are available with reservations
made a minimum of two weeks in advance.

Food, Photography, Sports: Picnicking is permitted in the
Public Area only (no fires). Still Photography for personal,
non-commercial use only and without a tripod is permitted in the
gardens but not in the house. For wedding or commercial photography,
call for rates and reservations. Sports, pets and sun bathing are not allowed.

Oysterponds Historical Society

Village Lane
Orient, Long Island, New York 11957
(516) 323-2480

Open: Jun. & Sept., Sat. & Sun., 2-5PM;
Jul. & Aug., Wed., Th., Sat., & Sun., 2-5PM;
Schoolhouse open Oct.-May, Thu., 10AM-5PM.
Jun.-Sept., Adults. $2, Children. $.50; Oct-.May, donation.

Everyday life of Orient and East Marion hamlets preserved in l9th-century Village House, Hallock building exhibits, Old Point Schoolhouse, and the Red Barn with the carriage collection. The 18th century Orange Webb house is undergoing reconstruction through 1990.

The Parrish Art Museum

25 Job's Lane
Southampton, Long Island, New York 11968
(516) 283-2118

Open: Jun. 15-Sept. 15, Mon., Tue., Thu., Fri. & Sat., 10AM-5PM; Sun., 1-5PM.
Admission: $2.00 donation

Founded in 1898, the Museum is devoted to American art of the l9th and 20th centuries; major works by William Merrit Chase and Fairfield Porter; sculpture garden and arboretum; changing exhibitions, lectures, concerts, school and youth programs.

Polish American Museum

16 Bellview Ave.
Port Washington, Long Island, New York 11050
(516) 883-6542

Open: Fri., 10AM-4PM; Sat. & Sun., 1-4PM
Admission: Free

The museum represents Polish-American culture and features
documents of outstanding personalities; paintings, artifacts,
costumes & traveling displays.

Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center

830 Fireplace Road
East Hampton, Long Island, New York 11937
(516) 324-4929

Open: May 1-Oct. 31, Th., Fri., Sat., llAM-4PM, appt. only
Adm Adults. $5 donation

Formerly home and studio of Abstract Expressionist painters
Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner, open as an historic site and
research facility; annual lectures and courses on Abstract Expressionism
and artistic heritage of Eastern Long Island.

Oueens County Farm Museum

73-50 Little Neck Parkway
Floral Park, Long Island, New York 11004

Railroad Museum of Long Island

4th Street
Greenport, Long Island, New York 11944

Raynham Hall Museum

20 West Main Street
Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York 11771
(516) 922-6808

Open: Tue.-Sun., 1-5PM; closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Admission: Adults. $2; Students & Seniors $1; Children. under 6 free.

A twenty-two room house depicts lives of two generations of
Townsends in Oyster Bay since 1738 and occupation by Queen's
Rangers during the American Revolution; 1851 Victorian addition; formal gardens.

Rock Hall

199 Broadway
Lawrence, Long Island, New York 11559
(516) 239-1157

Open: April-Nov., Mon., Wed.-Sat., 10 AM-4PM; Sun., 12-4PM
Admission: Free

Roslyn Landmark Society

1 Paper Mill Road
Roslyn, Long Island, New York 11576
(516) 621-3040

Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum

P.O. Box 1327
Sag Harbor, Long Island, New York 11963
(516) 725-0770

Sagamore Hill National Historic Site

20 Sagamore Hill Road
Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York 11771
(516) 922-4447

Open: daily, 9:30AM-5PM; closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day.
Admission: 16-62, $1; all others free.

Constructed by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1884-5,
this 23 room Victorian mansion was his "Summer White House"
from 1901-1909. Old Orchard Museum by Mr. & Mrs. Theodore
Roosevelt Jr. in 1937-38; exhibits and audio visual programs
on Roosevelt's family life and career.

Science Museum of Long Island

1526 North Plandome Road
Manhasset, Long Island, New York 11030
(516) 627-9400

Open: weekdays, 8AM-4PM; Sat., 8AM-1PM
Admission: Free

Since 1961, the Museum has been offering, hands-on science workshops and programs to students and adults on topics from astronomy to zoology; after school workshops, adult courses, summer science camp, and teacher training workshops.

Sea Cliff Village Museum

95 Tenth Street
Sea Cliff, Long Island, New York 11579
(516) 671-0090

Open: Sat.-Sun., 2-5PM
Admission: Donation

This museum presents changing exhibits on the history
and culture of Sea Cliff; collections of photographs,
costumes, documents and memorabilia.

Smithtown Historical Society

North Country Road (Route 25A)
Smithtown, Long Island, New York 11787
(516) 265-6768

Open: weekdays, 9AM-4PM: Sat., 1-4PM
Caleb Smith House only; others by appt.
Admission: Donation

The Society is committed to discovering and preserving the history
of Smithtown and Long Island through research conservation and education.

Caleb Smith House
Open weekdays 9AM-4PM; Sat., 1-4PM;
changing exhibits, research library

Epenetus Smith Tavern 1740 Inn
and Stagecoach Stop

211 Middle Country Road
Smithtown, Long Island, New York 11787

Judge J. Lawrence Smith Homestead
(under restoration)

205 Middle Country Road
Smithtown, Long Island, New York 11787

Franklin Arthur Farm
19th-Century farm complex

245 Middle Country Road
Smithtown, Long Island, New York 11787

Brush Barn 1900
barn/meeting hall

209 Middle Country Road
Smithtown, Long Island, New York 11787

Obadiah Smith House

1700 farmhouse; architectural study house; by appt.

853 St. Johnland Rd.
Kings Park LONG ISLAND NY 11754

Smithtown Township Arts Council

660 Route 25A
St. James, Long Island, New York 11780
(516) 862-6575

Open: Mon.-Fri., 11AM-4PM; Sat., 12-4PM.
Adm Free

Gallery in historic Mills Pond House hosts monthly shows;
juried Fine Arts Competition, Photography Competition, and
High School Competition; outdoor summer concert series;
year-round gallery concerts; children's theatre, art classes,
outreach bank galleries.

St. James General Store

Moriches Rd.
St.James LONG ISLAND NY 11780
(516) 862-8333

Society For The Preservation
of Long Island Antiquities (SPLIA)

93 North Country Road
Setauket, Long Island, New York 11733
(516) 941-9444

The Society preserves Long Island's past, through publications,
preservation services and advocacy, school programs,
the maintenance of five historic house museums with
collection of fine and decorative arts, and
changing exhibits at the Cold Spring Harbor Gallery.

Sherwood-Jayne House

Old Post Road
Setauket, Long Island, New York 11733
(516) 941-9444

Open: by appt.
Admission: Adults. $2; Children. $1

Southold Indian Museum

Bayview Road
Southold, Long Island, New York 11971
(516) 765-5577

Open: Sun., 1:30-4:30PM, and by appt.
Admission: Donation

The Museum is dedicated to preserving the culture of the Indians
of Long Island; exhibits on Indian culture and archaeological
method; lectures, children's programs, special events.

Stony Brook Historical Society

Box 802
Stony Brook, Long Island, New York 11790

Suffolk County Archeological Association

P.O. Drawer AR
Stony Brook, Long Island, New York 11790

Suffolk County Division
of Cultural and Historical Services

P.O. Box 144
West Sayville, Long Island, New York 11796
(516) 567-7775

Suffolk County Historical Society

300 West Main St.
Riverhead, Long Island, New York 11901
(516) 727-2881

Open: call Admission: free; library use $2.00.

Founded in 1886, the Society is the second oldest historical society on Long Island. Collections, exhibitions, and programs concentrate on the County's history and its people; museum, research library, archives, and education programs.

Suffolk County Police Museum Police Headquarters

Yaphank Ave.
Yaphank, Long Island, New York 11980
(516) 345-6011-6012

Open Tue.-Sat., 9AM- 5PM
Admission: Free

The museum contains various law enforcement displays
from the turn of the century to present day
and a recreated stationhouse typical of Long Island in the 1920's.
Group tours and speakers' programs.

Suffolk Marine Museum

P.O. Box 184 Montauk Highway
West Sayville, Long Island, New York 11796
(516) 567-1733

SUNY Printing Museum

SUNY College of Technology,
Hale Hall
Farmingdale, Long Island, New York 11735
(516) 420-2181

Open: Sept.-Jun., 9AM4PM; groups by appt.; Jun.-Aug. 31 by appt.
Admission Free

Displays of oak and wrought-iron type cases with fonts,
dingbats drawers; 20th-century presses and modern computerized
desktop publishing. Demonstrations of hand printing.

Tee Ridder Miniatures Museum
of the Nassau County Museum of Art

North side of Northern Blvd.
1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor
Long Island, New York
(516) 484-9338

Admission included in $4 entry fee.

Telephone Pioneers Museum

445 Commack Rd.
Commack, Long Island, New York 11725
(516) 543-1371

Thompson House

North Country Road
Setauket, Long Island, New York 11733
(516) 941-9444

Open: June-Oct.; Fri-.Sun., 1-5PM
Admission: Ad. $2; Children $1; groups by appt.

Three Village Historical Society

P.O. Box 1776
East Setauket, Long Island, New York 11733
(516) 751-3730

Located in the villages of the Setaukets, Stony Brook, Old Field
and Poquott, the Society maintains an archival local history collection
at the Emma Clark Library in Setauket, (516) 941-4080;
programs, Dec. house tour special events, publications.

Townsend Society of America, Inc.

107 E. Main Street
Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York 11771
(516) 922-5434

University Art Gallery

Staller Center for the Arts
SUNY at Stony Brook
Stony Brook, Long Island, New York 11794
(516) 632-7240

Open: Tue.-Sat., 12-4PM
Admission: Free

A 4,700 square foot facility in the Staller Center for the Arts
presents six exhibitions per year and hosts the
Department of Art's Topics in Art lecture series.

Vanderbilt Museum

180 Little Neck Road
Centerport, Long Island, New York 11721-0605
(516) 262-7880 (office)
262-7888 (public information)

Open: Tue.-Sat., 10AM-4PM; Sun. and Hol., 12-5PM;
Planetarium Sky Shows
Sept. - Jun., Fri. - Sun.; Jul. - Labor Day, Tue.- Sun.;
closed Mon., Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.
Admission: Adults. $5; Stud. & Seniors $4; Children under 12 $2.

Mansion, Marine Museum, Planetarium, Park -
Home of William Kissam Vanderbilt II, the 43 acre estate,
Eagle's Nest, contains fine and decorative arts,
natural history collections, gathered in the 1920's-30's;
lectures, workshops, concerts, special events.
Planetarium programs include sky shows, children and family
astronomy programs, and night-sky observing sessions.

Wantagh Preservation Society

P.O. Box 132
Wantagh, Long Island, New York 11793
(516) 826- 8767

Old Water Mill Museum

Old Mill Road
P.O. Box 63
Water Mill, Long Island, New York 11976

(516) 726-9685

Open: Thurs., Sat.-Mon., 1:00-5:00 p.m. (June, July & August)
The oldest operating watermill on Long Island,
this grist mill was built in 1644. Demonstrations are given
and there are a number of historical exhibits.

Welwyn Preserve

Crescent Beach Road
Glen Cove, Long Island, New York NY 11542
(516) 676-1474

Westhampton Beach
Long Island Aero Museum

Avenue B, Building 121
Gabreski Airport
Westhampton Beach, Long Island, New York 11978

Open by appointment
A small museum dedicated to the development of the
airplane industry. Exhibits include photographs and
other memorabilia, including a 1907 airplane engine.

Westhampton Cultural Consortium

14 Pleasant Ave.
Westhampton Beach, Long Island, New York 11978
(516) 288-0780

Walt Whitman Birthplace Museum

246 Old Walt Whitman Road
Huntington Station, Long Island, New York 11746
(516) 427-5240

Open: Wed.-Fri., 1-4PM;
Sat. & Sun., 10AM-4PM.
Admission Free

Walt Whitman House is the birthplace of one of America's
most famous poets. Authentic furnishings, unusual architecture,
Whitman's schoolmaster's desk, changing exhibits; library;
school and group tours; picnic facilities.

Wilderness Traveling Museum

10 Boulder Way
Hauppauge, Long Island, New York 11788
(516) 864-1528

Corwith Windmill

Halsey Lane
Interior not open
This restored windmill was built in 1800
and moved to this site in 1813. It is the second
oldest of Long Island's surviving windmills and is on
the National Register of Historic Sites.



This page was last updated September 8, 2000.