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This list of museums on Long Island is a list of museums in Nassau County, New York and Suffolk County, New York. (Museums in the boroughs of Queens and Brooklyn, which are also physically located on Long Island, are found in List of museums in New York City). Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included. Also included are non-profit art centers and galleries.

See also: List of museums in New York
See also: List of museums in New York City
See also: List of university art museums and galleries in New York State


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Name $ Location County Type Summary
1901 Depot and Freight house Lindenhurst Suffolk Railroad website Restored Lindenhurst depot, freight house, and various railroad equipment for show. Includes historical pictures of the local area.
African American Museum of Nassau County Hempstead Nassau African American History of African-Americans on Long Island and the African-American contribution to the social and cultural development of American society
Alan and Helene Rosenberg Jewish Discovery Museum Commack Suffolk Ethnic – Jewish website, part of the Suffolk Y JCC, Jewish life, history, values, traditions and heroes, as well as Israel and the Hebrew language
Amelia Cottage Museum Amagansett Suffolk Local history Operated by the Amagansett Historical Society
American Airpower Museum East Farmingdale Suffolk Aviation Features flying World War II aircraft manufactured by Republic Aviation
American Merchant Marine Museum Kings Point Nassau Maritime Marine art and artifacts, National Maritime Hall of Fame
Babylon Library Museum Babylon Suffolk Local history website, operated by the Babylon Village Historical and Preservation Society; Listed on NRHP since August 10, 2015
Baldwin Historical Museum Baldwin Nassau Local history website, operated by the Baldwin Historical Society
Bayport Aerodrome Bayport Suffolk Aviation Historic flying aircraft
Bayville Historical Museum Bayville Nassau Local history Facebook site, open by appointment
Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society Museum Complex Farmingdale Nassau Open air website, includes an 1833 house, blacksmith shop, boathouse, milk house, collections of Sperry gyroscopes, decoys, antique tools, wedding gowns, dolls and toys from the mid 1800s
Bohemia Historical Society Museum Bohemia Suffolk Local history website
Bridgehampton Museum Bridgehampton Suffolk Local history website, operated by the Bridgehampton Historical Society, will include the Nathaniel Rogers House
Brookhaven National Laboratory Science Learning Center Brookhaven Suffolk Science website
Brookhaven Volunteer Firefighters Museum Ridge Suffolk Firefighting website
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Smithtown Suffolk Multiple 543-acre park, features a museum with exhibits about the preserve's history, nature and ecosystems
Cedarmere Roslyn Harbor Nassau Historic house Early 20th-century mansion, former estate of poet and journalist William Cullen Bryant
Children's Museum of the East End Bridgehampton Suffolk Children's website
Clinton Academy East Hampton Suffolk Education website, operated by the East Hampton Historical Society, adjacent to Town House
Cold Spring Harbor Fire House Museum Cold Spring Harbor Suffolk Firefighting website, firefighting equipment, vehicles, uniforms
Cradle of Aviation Museum Garden City Nassau Aviation
Custom House (Sag Harbor, New York) Sag Harbor Suffolk Historic house Restored late 18th-century house, operated by the Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities
Cutchogue Village Green Cutchogue Suffolk Open air website, includes Old House (Cutchogue), operated by the Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council
David Conklin Farmhouse Museum Huntington Suffolk Historic house Operated by the Huntington Historical Society, illustrates three periods of the country's history: Colonial, Federal and Victorian
Davis Town Meeting House Coram Suffolk Historic House website Historic building that served as the town meeting place for the Town of Brookhaven, for most of the 19th century.
Dolan DNA Learning Center Cold Spring Harbor Suffolk Science Educational science center of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Dr. Daniel Kissam House Museum Huntington Suffolk Historic house website, operated by the Huntington Historical Society
Earle-Wightman House Oyster Bay Nassau Historic house Operated by the Oyster Bay Historical Society
East End Seaport Museum Greenport Suffolk Maritime website, operated by the Oyster Bay Historical Society; Located in former Greenport LIRR station house.
East Hampton Marine Museum East Hampton Suffolk Maritime website, operated by the East Hampton Historical Society
East Rockaway Grist Mill Museum East Rockaway Nassau Local history Located in a historic grist mill building
Edwards Homestead Sayville Suffolk Local history website, operated by the Sayville Historical Society
Falaise Mansion Sands Point Nassau Historic house website, mid 20th-century mansion of Harry Frank Guggenheim, located in Sands Point Preserve
Fire Boat Fire Fighter Museum Greenport Suffolk Firefighting website Docked and retired fireboat that is open to tours.
Fire Island Lighthouse East Rockaway Suffolk Lighthouse
Firehouse Plaza Art Gallery Garden City Nassau Art website, part of Nassau Community College
Freeport Historical Museum Freeport Nassau Local history website, operated by the Freeport Historical Society
Gallery North Setauket Suffolk Art website, contemporary art in a variety of media: painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, glass, metal and fiber
Garvies Point Museum and Preserve Glen Cove Nassau Multiple website, Long Island geology, Native American culture and archaeology, natural history
Guild Hall (Easthampton, New York) East Hampton Suffolk Art website, community arts center, includes the Guild Hall Museum with world-class art exhibitions of internationally renowned visual artists and emerging regional artists
Hallockville Museum Farm Riverhead Suffolk Open air 18 buildings on 28 acres (110,000 m2) of farmland, Hallock Homestead interpreted to 1880–1910 Victorian era
Halsey House Southampton Suffolk Historic house
Havens House Shelter Island Suffolk Historic house Operated by the Shelter Island Historical Society
Heckscher Museum of Art Huntington Suffolk Art Focused mainly on American landscape paintings and work by Long Island artists, as well as featuring American and European modernism, and photography
Hicksville Gregory Museum Hicksville Nassau Natural history website, collections of fossils, butterflies, minerals and telephones, located in the Heitz Place Courthouse
Hofstra University Museum Hempstead Nassau Art Collection includes art, photography and ethnographic objects dating from 5,000 BCE to the contemporary period and representing 6 continents
Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County Glen Cove Nassau History History of the Holocaust, dangers of antisemitism, racism, bullying and other manifestations of intolerance
Home Sweet Home (New York) East Hampton Suffolk Historic house website
Hook Windmill East Hampton Suffolk Mill Restored 1736 windmill
Horton Point Lighthouse Southold Suffolk Lighthouse Operated by the Southold Historical Society
Islip Art Museum East Islip Suffolk Art website, contemporary. Housed in historic Brookwood Hall, a former orphanage and Georgian Revival home built in 1903.
Islip Grange Sayville Suffolk Open Air Historic Long Island and Sayville websites
Jesse and Ira Tuthill Houses Mattituck Suffolk Historic house 18th and 19th-century period houses, operated by the Mattituck-Laurel Historical Society
Islip Town Firefighter Museum Central Islip Suffolk Firefighting website A showcase to highlight the rich history of the Fire & EMS agencies that have served the communities within the Town of Islip.
Joseph Lloyd Manor Lloyd Harbor Suffolk Historic house Operated by the Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities, late 18th-century period manor house
Kings Park Heritage Museum Kings Park Suffolk Local history website
Lake Ronkonkoma Historical Society Museum Lake Ronkonkoma Suffolk Local history website
Lauder Museum Amityville Suffolk Local history website, operated by the Amityville Historical Society
Levittown Historical Museum Levittown Nassau Local history Facebook site, operated by the Levittown Historical Society
Long Beach Historical Museum Long Beach Nassau Local history Operated by the Long Beach Historical & Preservation Society
Long Island Children's Museum Garden City Nassau Children's website
Long Island Maritime Museum West Sayville Suffolk Maritime Exhibits include ship models, oyster industry, lifesaving and shipwrecks, sail and power boats, area Dutch heritage
Long Island Museum of American Art, History, and Carriages Stony Brook Suffolk Multiple American art, Long Island history, over 200 horse-drawn carriages
Long Island Psychiatric Museum West Brentwood Suffolk Medical History of the three Long Island hospitals (Kings Park, Central Islip, Pilgrim) that were active at one time and have since been merged with Pilgrim Psychiatric Center
Long Island Science Center Riverhead Suffolk Science website, hands-on science activities
LongHouse Reserve East Hampton Suffolk Art 16-acre sculpture garden reserve, created by Jack Lenor Larsen
Manor St. George Ridge Suffolk Historic house Longwood Estate
Maple Lane Museum Complex Southold Suffolk Open air website, operated by the Southold Historical Society, includes the Joseph Nelson Hallock House, Thomas Moore House, a print shop, blacksmith shop, farm equipment shed, barn, schoolhouse, ice house, corn crib and outhouses
Maritime Explorium Port Jefferson Suffolk Maritime website, hands-on science explorations of boats, sailing, lighthouses, boat building, navigation, nautical codes and more
Mather House Museum Port Jefferson Suffolk Open air Headquarters of the Port Jefferson Historical Society, complex of 5 historic buildings
Meadow Croft Bayport Suffolk Historic house Operated by the Bayport Heritage Association, late 19th century summer estate of John Ellis Roosevelt
Mill Neck Manor Mill Neck Nassau Historic house 20th-century Tudor Revival mansion, guided tours once a month by appointment
Montauk County Park Montauk Suffolk Historic house Includes 18th-century Third House, open seasonally
Montauk Point Lighthouse Montauk Suffolk Maritime Lighthouse and local history and maritime museum
Mulford Farmhouse East Hampton Suffolk Living Operated by the East Hampton Historical Society, 1790s period farm
Museum of American Armor Old Bethpage Suffolk Military website A collection of more than 35 operational armored vehicles from WW II that are presented for the purpose of honoring our armed forces and the nation's largest veterans population while offering an immersion experience for visitors who discover the heroes within their own families.
Nassau County Firefighters Museum and Education Center Garden City Nassau Firefighting website, located inside the Cradle of Aviation Museum
Nassau County Museum of Art Roslyn Harbor Nassau Art Includes 19th- and 20th-century European and American art, and a children's art museum
National Jewish Museum Sports Hall of Fame Commack Suffolk Sports American Jewish figures who have distinguished themselves in sports
Northport Historical Society and Museum Northport Suffolk Local history Located in the former library; Listed on NRHP since December 6, 1996
Oheka Castle Huntington Suffolk Historic house Early 20th-century mansion, now a hotel, open for guided tours by reservation
Old Bethpage Village Restoration Old Bethpage Nassau Living Mid-19th-century farming village
Old House (Cutchogue) Cutchogue Suffolk Historic house Part of Cutchogue Village Green, operated by the Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council
Old Village Hall Museum Lindenhurst Suffolk Historic house website, operated by the Lindenhurst Historical Society
Old Westbury Gardens Old Westbury Nassau Historic house Former estate of John Shaffer Phipp
Oyster Bay Railroad Museum Oyster Bay Nassau Railroad Museum under development, includes the Oyster Bay Long Island Rail Road Turntable
Oysterponds Historical Society Museum Orient Suffolk Open air website, includes the late 18th-century Village House with local history exhibits, 18th-century Webb House, late 19th-century schoolhouse
Pagan-Fletcher House Valley Stream Nassau Historic house Operated by the Valley Stream Historical Society
Parrish Art Museum Southampton Suffolk Art American art, with an emphasis on artists from Eastern Long Island
Phillips House Museum Rockville Centre Nassau Historic house website, Facebook site, operated by the Rockville Centre Historical Society, restored Victorian house with exhibits of local history
Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park Oyster Bay Nassau Historic house Includes the Coe Hall Historic House Museum, an arboretum and state park covering over 400 acres (1.6 km2)
Polish American Museum Port Washington Nassau Ethnic Achievements of the people of Polish heritage in America, includes folk art, costumes, historical artifacts and paintings
Pollock-Krasner House and Studio East Hampton Suffolk Biographical House of Jackson Pollock
Railroad Museum of Long Island Riverhead Suffolk Railroad Also a location in Greenport
Raynham Hall Museum Oyster Bay Nassau Historic house Restored 22 room house reflecting the 1770s through the 1870s
Rock Hall Museum Lawrence Nassau Historic house Mid-18th-century period plantation-style house
Saddle Rock Grist Mill Saddle Rock Nassau Mill Restored tidal grist mill
Sag Harbor Fire Department Museum Sag Harbor Suffolk Firefighting Displays artifacts, murals, photographs, uniforms and equipment dating back to the year 1803 when the fire department was first established.
Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum Sag Harbor Suffolk Maritime Town's whaling industry, whaling equipment, local history
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site Cove Neck, New York Nassau Historic house Home of Theodore Roosevelt, includes Roosevelt museum
Sagtikos Manor West Bay Shore Suffolk Historic house Operated by the Sagtikos Manor Historical Society, reflects construction and ownership from the 17th to the 20th centuries
Sands-Willets House Port Washington Nassau Historic house Operated by the Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society
Science Museum of Long Island Nassau Suffolk Science website, hands-on science programs for children
Sea Cliff Village Museum Sea Cliff Nassau Local history Includes a Victorian kitchen, toy and doll collection
Sherwood-Jayne House Setauket Suffolk Historic house Maintained by the Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities, 18th-century house
Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center & Museum Southampton Suffolk Native American website, history and culture of the Shinnecock Indian Nation
Smithtown Historical Society Branch Suffolk Historic house website, Facebook site, open during programs and events, includes the Caleb Smith House, 1750 Judge John Lawrence Smith Homestead, 1700 Obadiah Smith House, barns
Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities Museum Gallery Cold Spring Harbor Suffolk Local history website, housed in a former 1842 Methodist-Episcopal church building
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Building Huntington Suffolk Local history website, operated by the Huntington Historical Society
South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center Bridgehampton Suffolk Natural history website
Southampton Historical Museum Southampton Suffolk Open air website, operated by the Southampton Historical Society, includes the William Rogers Mansion, one-room schoolhouse, 1825 barn, 19th-century trade store, the 17th-century Halsey House, a 19th-century paint store, blacksmith's shop, cobbler's shop,
Southold Indian Museum Southold Suffolk Native American website, archaeological artifacts and culture of the Indians of Long Island, includes Algonquin pottery, arrowheads, knife blades, hoe blades, hammers, gouges, drills and other tools
Staller Center Stony Brook Suffolk Art Arts center of Stony Brook University, includes the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery
Steinberg Museum of Art at Hillwood Brookville Nassau Art Part of Long Island University, temporary exhibitions that span from antiquity to contemporary art
Stony Brook Grist Mill Stony Brook Suffolk Mill
Suffolk County Historical Society Museum Riverhead Suffolk Local history Exhibits include 18th to 20th-century paintings and furniture, whaling, farming, early transportation, local ceramics, military artifacts
Suffolk County Farm and Education Center Yaphank Suffolk Farm website, operated by Cornell Cooperative Extension, working farm with education programs
Suffolk County Police Museum Yaphank Suffolk Law enforcement website
Suydam House Centerport Suffolk Historic house Operated by the Greenlawn-Centerport Historical Association, 18th-century house and local history exhibits
Swan River Schoolhouse East Patchogue Suffolk School website, operated by the Greater Patchogue Historical Society, historic schoolhouse
Tackapausha Museum and Preserve Seaford Nassau Natural history website, live animals, displays about the ecology of Long Island
Theodore Roosevelt County Park Montauk Suffolk Military Includes exhibits about the Spanish–American War, the Rough Riders and Camp Wikoff
Thomas Dodge House Port Washington Nassau Historic house Operated by the Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society
Three Village Historical Society Setauket Suffolk Local history website
Town House East Hampton Suffolk Education website, operated by the East Hampton Historical Society, adjacent to Clinton Academy
Tuthill House Museum Westhampton Beach Suffolk Historic house website, operated by the Westhampton Beach Historical Society
Vanderbilt Museum Centerport Suffolk Multiple Historic mansion with collections of natural history, marine, weaponry and ethnographic objects
Verizon Telecom Pioneer Museum Commack Suffolk Technology Also known as Long Island Telephone Pioneers Museum,established by the Long Island Chapter of the Telephone Pioneers of America
Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site West Hills Suffolk Historic house
Wantagh Museum Wantagh Nassau Railroad Historic railroad station, car and post office
Water Mill Museum Water Mill Suffolk Mill Colonial water-powered grist mill
The Whaling Museum & Education Center Cold Spring Harbor Suffolk Maritime Whaling and maritime history of Long Island, relationship between people and the ocean
William Floyd House Mastic Suffolk Historic house Signer of the Declaration of Independence, part of Fire Island National Seashore
William Miller House Miller Place Suffolk Historic house website, early 18th-century house, operated by the Miller Place-Mount Sinai Historical Society
Wrong Island Railroad Lake Ronkonkoma Suffolk Railroad website, operating model train display and museum featuring O-gauge trains

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