54325 Main Road

PO Box 1

Southold, NY 11971








Prince Building:

54325 Main Rd., Southold NY 11971

Museum Complex:

55200 Main Rd., Southold NY 11971

Nautical Museum at Horton Point Lighthouse:
3575 Lighthouse Rd., Southold NY 11971

Prince Building Hours:

Society Office: Monday—Friday 10am-2pm
Gift Shop: Monday—Friday 10am-2pm

Archives: By Appointment


Treasure Exchange: 

April 1st through Mid-December    

Tues., Thurs., Fri., Sat., 10am–4pm

Wednesday 1-4pm


January through March             

Saturdays only, 11 am–3 pm

©2019 Southold Historical Society

Shows & Exhibitions 

Each year a number of special shows or exhibitions are opened at the Society.  During the summer, one to two exhibitions are held at the Society's Maple Lane complex.

Recent Exhibitions have included:
  • Sketches of Thomas Currie-Bell

  • Gladys Lee Wiles, N.A.: Rival of Her Father

  • Crafted in the Country: North Fork Artisans & Objects

  • Ever Eastward: Alfred H. Cosden & His Estate in Southold

  • A Quarter Century of Embroidery

  • The Versatile Reverend: The Photographs of Loren A. Rowley

  • Voices of the North Fork (2012)

  • Determined to Paint: The Art of George W. Hallock (2012)

  • Hal Goldsmith Baseball Photography Show (2013)

  • The Wickham Murders (2013)

  • DeMott Decoys — How They Are Made (2013)

  • Life at Fort Terry: Leisure Time in the Army (2014)

  • Historic Signs of Long Island (2014)

  • Then and Now Painting exhibit (2015)

Upcoming Exhibitions:


See our NEWS page for further updates!


Philip Didriksen reading labels at the Gladys Wiles Exhibit held in 2007.

If you are interested in learning more about upcoming exhibitions, would like to propose an exhibition or would like to volunteer with the exhibitions committee, please contact us.