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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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A small whaling museum, a quick visit.

This a a smaller museum, some interesting artifacts and a video of how whaling life used to be... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
puckliny
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Northport, New York
Nice building, shame about the content

Simply beautiful building with the staircase alone being worth the price of admission but contents... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2017
ian096
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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A very important maritime museum with items dating back to the 1700s.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“rainy day” (3 reviews)
“whale oil” (3 reviews)
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Garden and Main Sts., Sag Harbor, Sag Harbor, NY 11963
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 22 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 3 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.

1  Thank Benigno G
Reviewed 20 October 2016

My husband is a big time whaling history buff so we were in search of some area history which we found in abundance. They have special events regarding different aspects of whaling. The scrimshaw was beautiful and a very enlightening 20 minute movie was available...More

1  Thank OrchidLady
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I had no idea that Sag Harbor had such a whaling history. Lots of equipment and harpoons, skeletons and tools were on display. Similar to New Bedford but a tad smaller. The folks were all very friendly and knowledgeable. We spent a fairly rainy day...More

1  Thank Lee S
Reviewed 30 September 2016

So much of Sag Harbor's history has been forgotten and over shadowed by large scale development and modern renovations to super size the classic whaling village it is so rewarding to walk into the historic and beautiful building of the masonic temple and remember what...More

Thank MadameLPS
Reviewed 30 September 2016

very interesting artifacts and information about the whaling age. the winding staircase of the ship's captains former home was stunning. It was like the movie In the Heart of the Sea came to life.

Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This museum tells the real history of Sag Harbor, one of a whaling town that by today's ethical standards would be abhorrent. Located on the ground floor of a former house, this museum displays five rooms of artifacts from the heyday of the whaling industry...More

1  Thank M B
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped here the other day $6 for an adult. There is parking in the back. As far as the museum it's only the first floor of of the building. It definitely needs work and repairs. We went to the "50 little things" exhibit. It was...More

Thank Wandering_Freee
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