Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum

The Whaling Museum of Cold Spring Harbor may be small but, it provides the community with so much history, interactive fun and plenty of programs and events for kids and adults of all ages. We love visiting and we know you will, too.

According to their website, “Long Island boasts a particularly vibrant whaling heritage. Historically, whaling was one of Long Island’s most important commercial industries, significantly shaping the economic development and social foundation of the region, as well as contributing to America’s emergence as an international power in the 19th century. One of the three whaling ports on Long Island, Cold Spring Harbor, a village located on the North Shore of Suffolk County, offers a microcosmic view of the quintessential 19th century American whaling town.” Read more…



When you enter you will be greeted by a friendly staff member who will be delighted to answer any questions you may have. When we went we were given a fun scavenger hunt that kids and adults can work on together. It is a lot of fun and adds to the experience. It took us a little while to complete the page but, if you get stuck you can always ask for a helpful hint at the front desk.


There is so much to see and enjoy…



Kids and adults will enjoy the many photo opportunities!




As well as, the opportunity to learn what the whalers did when they were on their whaling boats.


My girls loved all the Scrimshaw pieces. They were even able to design their own and display it on the wall in the Whaling Museum with others who did the same.



You will learn a lot of great facts about the whales, whalers and Long Island during your visit.



We always love purchasing something from the Whaling Museum. There is a lot of fun things to purchase. Visit the gift shop when they are.



The museum always has wonderful events throughout the year! Check out their calendar… HERE


  • Adults:   $6

  • Seniors (62+):  $5

  • Children (Ages 4-18):  $5

  • Children (Ages 0-3): Free Admission; If participating in an event, $5.

  • Members:  Free

  • Active Military with ID:  Free

  • Welcome Wednesdays: Pay as You Wish on First Wednesday of the month. Thank you for your keeping us afloat! 




The museum’s gallery is located at 301 Main Street in Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724.  The office is located at 279 Main Street. Phone: 631-367-3418.


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