Whaling History Maritime Museums

Long Island has a rich maritime history

Dating back to the 1700s, settlers on Long Island made their livings and sometimes their fortunes from the bounty of the sea. Whaling and maritime heritage comes alive at area museum exhibits which include over 6,000 artifacts, a fully-equipped 19th century whale boat, scrimshaw artwork and more.

  • 301 Main Street
  • (631) 367-3418

The Museum is on Route 25A on the North Shore of Long Island, in Suffolk County's Cold Spring Harbor, which was a whaling port in the 19th Century. We host events and programs for all ages, all year! We have diverse offerings, such as education programs about science, culture, and history.