Long Island Maritime Museum
(formerly Suffolk County Marine Museum)

88 West Avenue
West Sayville, NY 11796
(631) HISTORY - (631) 854-4974

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Explore turn-of-the-century maritime activities on the shores of the Great South Bay. Overlooking the Fire Island Lighthouse and Captree Bridge, this museum features seamans' crafts, shipwreck artifacts, life saving equipment, ship models, and Long Island shellfish.

The Oyster House demonstrates how oysters were processed. This was West Sayville's main industry until the hurricane of 1938 wiped out the oysters.

At the docks, visitors can view the schooner, Priscilla; the sloop, Modesty, and tugboat, Charlotte. And the authentic West Sayville Dutch Cottage illustrates the bayman's family life in the 1890's.

Long Island's maritime heritage comes to life the Museum's nine historic buildings on fourteen beautiful acres on the Great South Bay.

Among a number of special events is the annual Vintage Boat Show, in early summer.

Hours: Open Monday thru Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm, Sunday 12:00 - 4:00. Closed New Years, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. The Museum operates on a reduced schedule during the winter. Call before visiting.
Adults $6.00
Seniors $4.00
Children $4.00
Group Tours $6.50 per person
School Educational Labs $8.50 per person
Fees subject to change. Please call to confirm.
Lunch: Picnic areas available near bay.
Handicapped Access: Accessible.
Directions: I-495 East to Exit 59 South (Ocean Avenue/Lakeland Avenue), follow Lakeland for approximately 6 miles, into the village of Sayville, turm right on Main Street (Montauk Hwy, 27A) follow Main St. about 1 miles. Go past West Sayville Fire Dept. on left two (2) blocks, turn left onto West Avenue, go south 3/4 mile to Museum entrance on right. 90 minutes east of the George Washington Bridge.

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