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Southampton Historical Museum

17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY 11968
+1 631-283-2494
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: The Rogers Mansion Museum Complex has 12 historic buildigns that tell the story of Southampton's...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: The Rogers Mansion Museum Complex has 12 historic buildigns that tell the story of Southampton's development in the 19th century. The Greek-revival Rogers Mansion was built in 1843 by whaling captain Albert Rogers. The one-acre property also has a carpenters shop, blacksmith shop, dry good store, paint shop, one-room schoolhouse and two barns. The complex was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012 as a unique campus of buildings, one of only two on Long Island. This is the perfect place for people of all ages to spend a pleasant afternoon.

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West Lothian
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49 reviews 49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The museum has a terrific exhibition on the history of the Titanic and all the people who boarded the ship. There are facinating memorabilia and footage with some great recordings of, the voices from survivors telling their own stories. Well worth going to see.

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Southampton, New York
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144 reviews 144 reviews
23 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I am a true fan of historic places and restoration. The board of this museum seems to be stuck in the past and afraid to ask for a helping hand from the public...yes, I mean $$$$. They really need it. If they threw a fun and interesting...emphasis on interesting...fund raiser for "the community" to participate in, they would broaden their... More 

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Vernon2013, Manager at Southampton Historical Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest opinion. Yes, we could look better. This year we spent $400,000 reconstructing the 1825 Sayre Barn located in back of the Rogers Mansion and put $110,000 restoring 37 windows at our other property - The Thomas Halsey Homestead located at 249 South Main Street. Our goal next year is to add an HVAC system to... More 

Galway, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Worth a visit if in Southampton. Only $4 entry and a lovely house and gardens. Interesting photography exhibition on display.

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Vernon2013, Manager at Southampton Historical Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest opinion. Yes, we could look better. This year we spent $400,000 reconstructing the 1825 Sayre Barn located in back of the Rogers Mansion and put $110,000 restoring 37 windows at our other property - The Thomas Halsey Homestead located at 249 South Main Street. Our goal next year is to add an HVAC system to... More 

Coto De Caza
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177 reviews 177 reviews
39 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

nice way to see what it was like 200 years ago. the staff is friendly and if it is not too busy will comment on the changes in south hampton over the years. great period clothing, pictures and furniture. lets you see how different it was back then in "upper society"

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New York City, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Get in out of the heat and take a self-guided tour here. Walk around this historic homestead, and check out the art and artifacts all around. Lovely! Educational. Take the family!

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London UK
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144 reviews 144 reviews
92 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This is a great place to visit with lots of fascinating exhibits. Not a big place but very entertaing inside and outside ..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

The outdoors are a fun walk through with children. The premises can be rented out for functions. It provides a great space for a get together.

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Southampton, New York
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69 reviews 69 reviews
7 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

This is a small, but definitely interesting place, and when they offer some special events, that is really the time to go. Check it out!

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2011

Lots of good stuff, interesting buildings and a wine tasting that weekend for charity

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