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Southold Historical Museum

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An official Path Through History site! Southold Historical Museum operates the Maple Lane Complex of historic buildings and a gift shop at its headquarters in the historic H.W. Prince building on the Main Rd. The Maple Lane Complex features a beautifully landscaped, scenic campus of historic structures dating from the 1700s to the 1900s filled with artifacts and furnishings portraying authentic, early American life. These include the late Victorian Ann Hallock Currie-Bell house, home of the Society’s founder; the c. 1750 Thomas Moore/Samuel Landon House, containing displays of pre-industrial artifacts; the 1840 Long Print Shop & Downs Carriage Shop with functioning printing equipment; the 1842 Gagen Blacksmith Shop, which hosts blacksmith demonstrations; the Farm Equipment Shed; the furnished, one-room 1822 Bay View Schoolhouse; the c. 1700s Reichert Family Barn, containing a collection of sleighs, carriages, and other transportation-related items; the unusual, conical-shaped c. 1875 Bay View Icehouse; and the c. 1875 Overton Corncrib. Admission to the Maple Lane Complex also includes access to the nearby Horton Point Lighthouse Nautical Museum, depicting the region’s rich maritime heritage, and a climb to the top of the tower overlooking the Long Island Sound. Visitors are welcomed seasonally for tours, exhibitions, programs and events. Check website or call for information on visiting. Interpretive signage is located throughout.

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