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“For the Whale & Maritime Enthusiast”

Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum
Ranked #3 of 21 things to do in Sag Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A very important maritime museum with items dating back to the 1700s.
Reviewed July 31, 2013

I spent about 30 minutes at the Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum. This museum wasn’t for me. However, anyone interested in the Whaling Era will love it. The collections include navigational tools, whaling implements, model ships, scrimshaw, whale bones, paintings of whaling vessels and portraits of ship captains.

I’m not a whale and maritime enthusiast, but I did appreciate the Greek Revival style mansion the museum is housed in, with its Corinthian columns, roof ornaments, and whale jawbones framing the front door. The spiral staircase with a view of the dome is not to be missed. It made my visit worthwhile. Be sure to see the nearby Old Whalers’ Church, also designed by the prominent architect Minard Lafever.

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Reviewed June 5, 2013

Quirky, low key art opening in a peeling paint palace (mansion) that's not too cute.Focus is mostly whaling,but the decrepitude is part of the charm.

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Reviewed May 29, 2013

This is a lovely, local museum housed in a beautiful old building. Best place to spend a rainy day, a sunny day, just a day when you want to give you mind some exercise! Don't miss it.

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Reviewed September 16, 2012

It was so disappointing the both this museum and the Customs House were both closed for the season (the Custom House is open on the weekend still). Really wanted to go.

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Reviewed July 28, 2012

the museum does a great job of telling the story of sag harbor. young children love it but there is enough for adults too.

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