greenport museums

For anyone interested in the history of the area, Greenport has several museums to explore.

EAST END SEAPORT MUSEUM AND MARINE FOUNDATION

EastEndSeaport.org
(631) 477-2100

The museum's maritime exhibits include nautical models, displays on the bunker fishing and oyster industries, and artifacts from an old sail-making company. Two rare multi-prismatic lighthouse lenses made by Fresnel in France in the late 1800's are the prize exhibit. Located in the former Long Island Railroad Station on Third Street, the museum is open on weekends, Memorial Day through June, and in September, 11am–5pm; July and August, 7 day from 11am – 5pm. Admission is free, but $5 donation is suggested. Gift shop.


Blacksmith Shop

(631) 477-2100

Living history in a working blacksmith's shop in Mitchell Park where visitors can see a real blacksmith at work. Open weekends 11am-5pm, June-Sept.


GREENPORT JAIL AND POLICE MUSEUM

Featuring memorabilia, pictures and historic items from the Greenport Police Department. Located on Carpenter Street.


 

Ireland House Museum

(631) 477-3026

A restored early 1800’s whaling captain’s house at 319 Main Street, kept by the Stirling Historical Society. Open weekends in July and August, 1-4pm.


1840 School House Museum

Located on the corner of Front and Second Street. Visitors get a glimpse of what schools looked like in past centuries. A great learning experience for kids and adults alike!


RAIL ROAD MUSEUM OF LONG ISLAND

RMLI.org
631 477-0439

Artifacts and historical information on Long Island’s railroad housed in a restored freight house dating from 1892. Open Memorial Day through Columbus Day weekends and holidays only, 11 am – 4 pm. Located next to the LIRR station at 4th Street.