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Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum

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Quick, Easy and Cheap

We did a visit to the museum on our last day in the Hamptons during a recent long weekend. It's a... read more

Reviewed October 31, 2018
Mike B
Chesterfield, Virginia
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 July 2, 2018
New York City, New York
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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
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Reviewed October 31, 2018

We did a visit to the museum on our last day in the Hamptons during a recent long weekend. It's a nice little museum, with lots of interesting old artifacts, and the video at the end is very informative. And the admission fee is very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mike B
Reviewed August 23, 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 10, 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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Marianne B
Reviewed July 2, 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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 10, 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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed October 13, 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

Date of experience: August 2017
6  Thank sngbrd
Reviewed October 6, 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.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank katherine m
Reviewed October 2, 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.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank jeffrey r
Reviewed September 25, 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

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 9, 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

Date of experience: August 2017
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