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Oysterponds Historical Society

Open today: 10:00 - 14:00
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Great Look at the Surpisingly Fascinating History of Orient

As small town museums go, this one is five star giving fascinating insight into the surpisingly... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2018
New York City, New York
Loved it

Absolutely fascinating tour of amazing residence. John so knowledgeable and easygoing. There is so... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2018
Lisa M
oyster Bay, United States
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15 Sep 2018
“Great Look at the Surpisingly Fascinating History of Orient”
10 Sep 2018
“Loved it”
The Museums of Orient and East Marion Experience centuries of North Fork life and culture in our historic buildings and exhibition galleries.
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1555 Village Ln, Orient, NY 11957-1258
+1 631-323-2480
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Reviewed 15 September 2018

As small town museums go, this one is five star giving fascinating insight into the surpisingly rich history of a region that played a critical part in Loing Island and New York's development in the 18th and early 19th centuries. The guides, especially John, are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Absolutely fascinating tour of amazing residence. John so knowledgeable and easygoing. There is so much more than the residence to learn about. The history, the art and the backstory of the family and house are really interesting. A must see !!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 31 August 2018

So priveleged to have visited all three houses and see the fantastic exhibitions. Colin, who runs the marketing, was on hand delivering his vast knowledge of the history of the place enthusiastically. This is a MUST SEE when you are in the area. It brings...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Robert J T
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Excellent restoration of home/boarding house with the Long Island Sound as its Neighbor. Knowledgeable tour guides to answer your questions & point out interesting not to miss items & history. Small but nicely curated gift shop. Easy curbside free parking. Sit & rock on shaded...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

The Historical society provides some really interesting locations - a walking tour of Old Orient is definitely worth the time.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Dennis R
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

The society’s campus is a treasure trove of artifacts, including documents, paintings, photos and all manner of household and commercial goods housed in a number of historic buildings in a beautiful setting. The periodic exhibits are worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Rotelst
Reviewed 12 December 2017

I recently attended the Orient Christmas House tour and one of the stops on the tour was the Oysterponds Historical Society buildings. The tour of the Village Lane house hosted by John was amazing. The narration and information he provided of local history was so...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank btaplin832
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Every year we attend the Holiday House Tour organized by the Oysterponds Historical Society. The group that attends with us each year continues to grow. Its a wonderful way to experience historical properties from the 1700s and 1800s, as well as some newer homes. The...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 31 October 2017

A rare gem discovered almost by accident. After investigating the historic Webb House across the way were invited back for a tour the following day and a visit to the current textile exhibit at Oysterponds. The Director could not have been more gracious and knowledgable.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank lenabydesign
Reviewed 26 July 2017

this museum has wonderful items on exhibit appropriate for the location. Orient Village is a place locked in time. The Historical Society exhibit is fitting and most enjoyable.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Gershon1
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