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Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum

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Have fun and learn about the History of Whaling

The Whaling museum is a gem. Not only will you learn about the history and importance of whaling... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2018
New York City, New York
An interesting museum of Sag's whaling history

I took British visiors to this museum this summer. i think it was $6 admission, main floor had... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2017
New York, NY
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A very important maritime museum with items dating back to the 1700s.
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Garden and Main Sts., Sag Harbor, Sag Harbor, NY 11963
+1 631-725-0770
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Reviewed 24 August 2018

The self guided tour through the rooms has some interesting items to view and a short video. Overall you can be through this place in 30 min even if you watch most of the video. I was a little disappointed. If this place was free...More

1  Thank DesertCreatures
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

This is a small museum locates in the heart of my favorite Hamptons town, Sag Harbor. Even though it is small it is very interesting, it is located in a historical building has many artifacts from the prosperous whaling era. The galleries are well arranged...More

1  Thank Marianne B
Reviewed 2 July 2018

The Whaling museum is a gem. Not only will you learn about the history and importance of whaling as an industry but also what it meant for the town of Sag Harbor. Outside you can see a whale boat, anchor and pots that they made...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2018

This "Museum" was a total waste of time and money. The actual exhibits devoted to whaling history were minimal. There was more emphasis on abstract art dealing with topics that had nothing to do with whaling. There was even a large parody clown poster of...More

Thank RichardK938
Reviewed 13 October 2017

As local who grew up on the East End, I finally made it over to this museum to check it out during the summer. The rooms where there are actual exhibits about whaling are small and limited. However, there was a large room right at...More

6  Thank sngbrd
Reviewed 6 October 2017

"Museum Lite" -- we spent maybe an hour or an hour and half there at most. Provides a nice history of Sag Harbor as well as of the history of whaling. It's a nice, low-key way of learning some local history.

Thank katherine m
Reviewed 3 October 2017

You feel like you are in the book Moby Dick and the relics are all in this museum. Structure is impressive as well as the displays that do require you to actually pause and read instead of merely passing by.

1  Thank jeffrey r
Reviewed 26 September 2017

I took British visiors to this museum this summer. i think it was $6 admission, main floor had interesting history of the house and Sags whaling history and town. Pretty grounds and located in what must have been the " prosperous " part of historical...More

Thank UpperWestSiderGuy
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Set in an imposing building, the museum only uses the lower floor, divided into four rooms of whaling exhibits. One room has model boats and some contemporary paintings that are for sale, another runs a video on a loop. It can get a little cramped...More

Thank Bob N
Reviewed 1 September 2017

The museum is nice depicts the history of Sag Harbor . Very nice whaling video a must watch. It's a small museum but admission is only $6 /person so very reasonable. It's up a way but within walking distance from the stores and marina

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