This October, take our evocative tour of the area’s historic buildings, sites and cemeteries. (Ghosts not included.)
The Big Duck
1012 NY-24, Flanders
Built in 1931, this cement duck was once a poultry store and is now an iconic symbol of Long Island’s duck farming past.
Jamesport Meeting House
1590 Main Road, Jamesport
Built by Puritan settlers in 1731, this is the oldest public building on the East End. Today it hosts weddings, performances and even yoga classes.
Hallockville Museum Farm
6038 Sound Ave., Riverhead
Built in 1765, the 65-acre Hallock homestead is now a busy living museum.
The Old House
355 Case’s Lane, Cutchogue
If you are curious about how Pilgrims lived in the 1600s, take a guided tour of this English-style house on the Village Green.
Old Cutchogue Burying Ground
32770 Main Road, Cutchogue
One of the oldest graveyards on the North Fork, this is where the first Christian settlers in Cutchogue were buried.
23800 Route 25, Cutchogue
Artifacts found at this spot, one of the best-preserved Indigenous sites in the country, provide visible evidence of the first contact between the Corchaug people and Europeans.
Maple Lane Museum Complex
55200 Main Road, Southold
The Southold Historical Museum welcomes visitors to 11 buildings here, the oldest being the Thomas Moore House, once a home to enslaved people.
Meigs Raid Landing Spot
Town Beach, 53005 Route 48, Southold
A marker here notes the spot where, in 1777, 130 Patriots rowed across Long Island Sound from
Connecticut, carried their boats over a narrow section of the North Fork and sailed on to attack a British foraging party in Sag Harbor.
Village Blacksmith Shop
101 Front St., Greenport
This spot, a working reproduction of the blacksmith shop that made tools for local baymen for 60 years, is open to visitors year-round.
1555 Village Lane, Orient
Built in 1789 and preserved as an 1880s-era boarding house, this home on the campus of the Oysterponds Historical Society takes visitors back to the days when the area first became a fashionable summer resort.