The Sag Harbor Whaling Museum


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Museum Hours:
May 15th - October 16th
Daily: 10am to 5pm

Office Hours:
Mon - Fri: 10am to 5pm

Tours and school groups
by appointment
throughout the year.
Please call for details.

200 Main Street
Sag Harbor, NY 11963
For more information
Call 631-725-0770
Fax: 631-725-5638


Museum Manager: Greg Therriault
Business Manager: Vanessa Petruccelli
Collections Manager: Richard Doctorow
Museum Shop Manager: Michael Butler
Harpoon Committee:
Terry Elkins + Scott Sandell + Gavin Zeigler

Board of Directors:
Barbara Pintauro~Lobosco - President
Linley Pennebaker Whelan - Vice President
Zachary Studenroth- Treasurer
Anthony Brandt - Secretary
Joanne Carter
Robert Chaloner
Peter Drakoulias
Annette Hinkle
Peter J. Marcelle
Catherine Ross
Kathie Russo
Bettina Stelle
Lynda Sylvester
Tom Dakin

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Donate to the Capital Campaign

Our capital campaign continues to restore the Museum. We want to thank our wonderful community for supporting our restoration efforts! But we're not done yet! We're still fundraising to complete this project.

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Sag Harbor and Whaling

During the 19th century, Sag Harbor, New York became one of the busiest ports in the northeast, where whalers of many nationalities could be seen walking the streets. In our bustling village young men from small East End towns often found work as whalers, a job that promised them the possibility of earning more money than they could make on the farm and the chance to see places they had only dreamed of or heard about from other whalers. These young local men, together with foreign whalers, brought culture and customs, stories and lore from distant lands to Sag Harbor. During this time period Sag Harbor became a truly international port town, where diverse cultures came together for one pursuit: the hunt of the mighty whale.

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Design of Whale Icon by Sag Harbor Artist Dan Rizzie
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Save America's
Treasure Program.