Art/Culture > Historic Sites
Reflections of Long Island history can be explored throughout Eastern Long Island. North Fork, Shelter Island, Riverhead and The Hamptons all have community historical societies and showcase their history through special events, tours and promotions.
Embark on a journey to Long Island’s East End and take a remarkable trip through the past where the scenic splendor is rivaled only by the historic significance of the area. Visitors will be delighted at the incredible assortment of art and culture here reflecting the colorful and diverse history of the region.
The Suffolk County historical museum, located in Riverhead is a great place to start your historical journey! Today, over 20,000 historical artifacts are cared for in the museum. Permanent and changing exhibitions are used to interpret important themes in Suffolk County history. The artifact collections are broad in nature and are particularly strong in the areas of General History, Decorative Arts, Fine and Folk Arts, Costumes and Textiles, and Ethnographic and Natural History artifacts.
Be sure to visit the local historical society in whichever town you are visiting. They can offer an abundance of information on the rich history of the town, events that have taken place there and locations you won’t want to miss.
Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council
Cutchogue NY 11935
East Hampton Historical Society
East Hampton NY 11937
Hallockville Museum Farm
Riverhead NY 11901
Mattituck-Laurel Historical Society & Museums
Mattituck NY 11952
Oysterponds Historical Society
Orient NY 11957
Sag Harbor Historical Society
Sag Harbor NY 11963
Shelter Island Historical Society
Shelter Island NY 11964
Southold Historical Society
Southold NY 11971
Suffolk County Historical Society Museum
Riverhead NY 11901
The Bridgehampton Historical Society
Bridgehampton NY 11932
Westhampton Beach Historical Society
Westhampton Beach NY 11978