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Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum

Garden and Main Sts., Sag Harbor, Sag Harbor, NY 11963
+1 631-725-0770
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Will Never Visit Again

As local who grew up on the East End, I finally made it over to this museum to check it out during... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
sngbrd
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Nashville, Tennessee
A sweet little museum

"Museum Lite" -- we spent maybe an hour or an hour and half there at most. Provides a nice history... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
katherine m
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Haddonfield, New Jersey
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A very important maritime museum with items dating back to the 1700s.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“rainy day” (3 reviews)
“local history” (3 reviews)
“whale oil” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Garden and Main Sts., Sag Harbor, Sag Harbor, NY 11963
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+1 631-725-0770
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank sngbrd
Reviewed 1 week ago

"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 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank jeffrey r
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Ed H
Reviewed 22 July 2017

This a a smaller museum, some interesting artifacts and a video of how whaling life used to be. Rather gruesome and grueling for those who labored in the industry. Learned a bit bit but I must say content is light. Super friendly staff.

Thank puckliny
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Simply beautiful building with the staircase alone being worth the price of admission but contents rather chaotically curated and difficult to follow. I feel bad finding fault as clearly this kind of place cannot afford professional curation and relies on volunteers and donations. One such...More

Thank ian096
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

It's was a Rainey afternoon and it was suggested to go to the whaling museum. It was fascinating and great to learn of the importance of whale oil and the economic effect it had both in its growth but also decline. Definately good to go...More

Thank Fergus G
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

The whaling museum is a gem. Good for a short visit and an easy way to learn about the whaling sea captains based out of Sag. Very friendly staff.

2  Thank Benigno G
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