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The Thomas Halsey Homestead

249 South Main Street, Southampton, NY 11968
+1 631-283-2494
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Type: Historic Sites, Museums
Owner description: Thomas Halsey was one of founders of Southampton in 1640. He purchased this homestead in 1648 to...
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Type: Historic Sites, Museums
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Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: Thomas Halsey was one of founders of Southampton in 1640. He purchased this homestead in 1648 to start a farm and raise a family. The Halsey House was built by his son Thomas Halsey, Jr. in 1683. It was a simple two story, two room cabin which can be identified on the exterior by the diamond pattern windows. A two room extension was add in 1730. This historic house museum is open to the public on Saturdays from July to mid-October between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm. It features historic furnishings reflecting a colonial farm family in 1750 and an exhibit on the Shinnecock Tribe with a recreated Woodland Period Village c. 1,000 CE with hands-on activities for children.

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Southampton, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

There are surprisingly not that many historic sites left here, despite Southampton being founded in 1640. So, do check out this one! Lovely, interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

Built in 1648, it's the oldest English wood framed house in New York State that is still on its original site.

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