From the earliest settlers who farmed shellfish and built dugout canoes, to residents and visitors of today who enjoy sunny beaches and world-class boating, Long Island’s story is inextricably linked with the sea.
The Long Island Maritime Museum is committed to the research, preservation and interpretation of our region’s rich nautical heritage and the role of Long Island in our national maritime story. Whether it’s boat building, shipwrecks, shellfish harvesting or recreational boating that captures your imagination, it’s all here under our roofs, in our galleries and at our many events and programs. Kids will discover the links between the Island's maritime and natural histories. They will encounter some of the amazing creatures living in our local waters.
Learn more about the unique history of Long Island only at the Maritime Museum. For school tours, the Bay Days summer program or group tours, contact us at (631) 854-4974 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Museum is located on the waterfront of the former MEADOW EDGE estate of the Hard family. With a collection of over 10,000 objects, a rich archive of documents and photographs, and five historic buildings, the Museum is a treasure chest of Long Island history.
Long Island Maritime Museum is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation - N.Y. Charities Registration #047320-00
Admission: Adults $8.00 Seniors & Children $6.00 Group tours available by appointment.
Monday - Saturday 10:00am to 4:00pm (CLOSED on Wednesday January - March)
Sunday 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Frank F. Penney boatshop originally constructed in Center Moriches, is one of five historic buildings on the grounds. Others include the William Rudolf Oyster House, the main Museum building and...
...the Small Craft Exhibition Building which boasts over thirty boats on display, and...
...the Bayman’s Cottage, built in the late 1800’s.