History and Social Studies

Featured History Museums/Exhibits

American Airpower Museum

The American Airpower Museum is a non-profit educational institution with a focus on US military aviation history featuring vintage flying aircraft and exhibits. Republic Airport, 1230 New Highway, Farmingdale, NY 11735. Tel: 631-293-6398. Cost: Fee.... More Info

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East End Seaport Museum & Marine Foundation

3rd Street, Greenport, NY, 11944. The East End Seaport Museum and Marine Foundation encourages community participation to get in touch with our collective maritime heritage. Fee.

East Hampton Town Maritime Museum

301 Bluff Rd., Amagansett, NY 11930. 631-324-6850. Three floors of exhibits with artifacts, photographs, models and displays show how our marine environment has impacted upon the economic, social and recreational life of people. Fee.

Long Island Maritime Museum

The Long Island Maritime Museum is comprised of fourteen acres and nine historic buildings. Exhibits show how weather, chance, and human error conspired to make the waters around Long Island a “valley of ship wrecks.” 88 West Ave., West Sayville, NY 11796. Tel: 631-854-4974. Cost: Fee.

Maritime Explorium

101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777. 631-331-3277. Over a dozen hands-on exhibits focusing on the history and science of Long Island’s maritime heritage. Fee.

Northport Historical Society & Museum

215 Main St., Northport, NY 11768. 631-757-9859. Exhibits and artifacts on the history of Northport from before Columbus to the present. Suggested Donation.

Railroad Museum of Long Island

4th St. at the Tracks, Greenport, NY 11944. 631-477-0439. Visitor’s Center: Griffing Ave. at the Tracks, Riverhead, NY 11901. 631-727-7920. The majority of the Museum's rolling stock resides here, where restoration is carried out. The Visitors Center has small displays and during the spring, summer and autumn (except in inclement weather) its World's Fair Miniature train operates and is available for rides around the site property. Fee.

Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum

200 Main St., Sag Harbor, NY 11963. 631-725-0770. Collections and exhibits highlight local artists and the boating industry from the 19th century, when New York became one of the busiest northeast ports and Sag Harbor became known for whale hunting. Fee.