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


The Society's many properties have been used in photo shots and several television shows, independent films and major motion pictures. Our facilities are well suited to those interested in the charm and natural beauty for which Long Island's North Fork is known. The Society is always interested in having it's properties used and publicized in a way that respects the integrity of the structures and beautiful grounds that surround them.


The Society's Museum Complex contains 18 period buildings that help define the history of the area, including the Thomas Moore House (b. 1750). From a working blacksmith shop to an elegant Victorian residence, the Society's buildings offer a variety of types that can be used in a host of different manners.


The Henry W. Prince Building (b. 1874) is a National Register property and is one of the oldest commercials structures still standing on the North Fork. It is an ideal location for exterior filming or photo shoots, being close both to the Long Island Railroad Station and Routes 48 and 25.


The Society also operates the Horton Point Lighthouse in association with the Southold Park District. Constructed in 1857, the Lighthouse and the beautiful vistas that surround it creates a stunning setting for any film or photographic shoot. The noted fashion magazine Vogue recently completed a shoot here.


As with all museums, certain restrictions and fees apply to the use of our grounds and historic buildings. If you are interested in shooting at any of the Society's properties, please feel free to contact us.


Thank you.