While enjoying your fabulous accommodations in Southampton, you should explore the town and check out the museums. Located in the southeastern side of Suffolk County, the town of Southampton has a rich history waiting to be discovered. Below are some of the museums and historic places that you must visit during your stay.
1. Southampton Historical Museum
Housed inside the historic Rogers Mansion, the Southampton Historical Museum showcases the history of the town. It has an extensive collection of historical furnishings, tools, documents and objects from the 19th century. Inside the museum compound you can find 12 historical structures including and early 19th century paint shop and a schoolhouse. The museum is open all year round and it offers educational programs for kids and adults.
2. Parrish Art Museum
With its large collection of visual arts and artifacts, the museum is dedicated to preservation and interpretation of American Art. Among the famous collections of the museum are the works of the impressionist William Merritt Chase. Aside from showcasing the works of well known American artists, the museum also offers educational activities and outreach programs for kids and adults.
3. The Water Mill
The Water Mill located along Mill Creek is one of the must-see historic spots around Southampton. Built in 1644, the Mill played a big role in the commercial, cultural and social development of the town. At present, this place is home of the Water Mill Museum which is dedicated to the preservation of the hydro-powered grist mill.
The town of Southampton has a lot of to offer for history buffs so if you love historical places and museums, you should book your choice of Southampton vacation homes for a few days and explore the historical spots around town. To find an affordable yet lovely vacation homes around Southampton, take a look at the listings at Vamoose.com which can be customized by price, location, or amenities.