Group Visits, Field Trips & Guided Tours
Community and school groups are always welcome! Make an appointment for a self-guided visit or let us set up an adventure for your group. Whether it’s a school field trip, a scouting troop, a senior outing, or just a general tour for your interested group.
What does Northport Historical Society have to offer?
- Highlights of Northport’s rich history through our permanent exhibit “Our Stories: The History of a Community”
- A viewing and tour of our latest temporary exhibit.
- An educational and fun historic information hunt, a fill in the blank activity that fosters movement and engagement throughout our gallery.
- Viewing of our newly refurbished diorama, which depicts the early days of Main Street through its historic buildings.
- A historic postcard activity, during which attendees are asked to write to a friend explaining what was most memorable about our museum. We take care of the postage, attendees just need to come with the address.
- Tour of our delightfully eclectic Museum Shop.
- Snack time, when appropriate.
Is there a fee for the visit?
- We have a suggested donation policy of $5 per visitor though those with financial hardships will not be turned away.
How to set it up?
- Reservations are required. To create a customized group experience, call us at 631-757-9859 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can help make the most of your visit.
What we’ll need to know when planning your visit!
- When do you want to come? (please allow at least two week notice)
- How long can you spend with us? (we recommend at least 1 hour)
- Size of your group
- Grade level or ages of group
HISTORY TAKES A VACATION
Fun, hands-on museum workshops held during school breaks. Grades 2-6: 9:30 – noon
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18th; 9:30 TO NOON
Campers will enjoy an interactive presentation by Volunteers for Wildlife, Rehabilitation Hospital and Education Center. Wildlife educators will bring an assortment of native Long Island mammals, reptiles and birds to our Museum gallery for an up-close look at our backyard friends. Feathered and furry guests might include a Screech Owl, Great Horned Owl, Box Turtle, Falcon and other animals who share our island home. Learn how they arrived at the animal hospital, where and how they live in the wild and how you can peacefully and carefully live alongside them.
We’ll follow the visit with a fun craft to take home.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19th: 9:30 TO NOON
We’ll take to the road and travel out to Eaton’s Neck!
Meet us at the Coast Guard Station on Lighthouse Road for a tour of the oldest Coast Guard Station in New York, and the fourth oldest in the United States. Founded in 1849 by the New York Lifesaving Benevolent Association, campers will observe how the Active Duty, Reserves and Auxiliarists watch over Long Island Sound from Port Jefferson to east of New York City.
We’ll be outside quite a bit for this tour, including walking around (but not in) Eaton’s Neck Lighthouse - the second oldest lighthouse on Long Island and the sixth oldest in the United States. All adults must provide names and a photo ID at the gate, and everyone should dress for the weather and the wind!