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Visit the local museums in the Hamptons

20 Jul 2012 11:55 AM
Visit the local museums in the Hamptons

Take a trip to one of the cultural and historical landmarks in the Hamptons for an enjoyable weekend. Local museums offer residents the opportunity to get up and explore the local community and its past.

Montauk Point Lighthouse Museum & Gift Shop
Located at the very end of Route 27, visitors have the chance to tour a double keepers’ dwelling that was built in 1860. In addition to the apartment, guests may also check out an oil room, lighthouse tower, fog signal house, fire control station, lookout point, oil house, 1838 keepers’ dwelling, meadow and the Turtle Cover lookout.

Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum
The museum is located in a historic building that President Clinton and his First Lady proposed as a national landmark in 1998. The unit was built in 1845 for $7,000 and owned by Benjamin Huntting II. Huntting was a leading citizen of the local community and owned whaling ships to make his fortune in whale oil. Inside the home is a collection of artifacts and a reconstructed 18th century kitchen. The property is known as one of the premier luxury homes in the area and was built in a Greek Revival style.