3rd Street, Greenport, NY 11944
(631) 477 - 2100
East End Seaport Museum
The East End Seaport Museum and Maritime Foundation is located at 3rd Street, Greenport, in the parking lot of the LIRR. There are two accessible parking spaces in the gravel lot. The street-level, single door entrance is easy to enter. The first floor of the museum is accessible. There are 16 steps to the upper level. There is a small gift area as well as a small, non-accessible restroom.
- Attraction Type: Museum
Surface of lot: gravel
Distance to venue: not too far
Transportation to venue offered: na
Places to rest: several benches near the building
Paths and walkways: stone walkway
Doors: street-level, single door
Number of floors: 2
Steps and staircases: steps to upper level
Width of aisles: generally adequate
Places to sit: benches around the side of the museum
Location of restrooms: main floor
Type of restroom: single occupancy
Ease of entry and exit: ok
Baby changing station: no
Available food services: no
Friendliness of staff: very pleasant
Our visit to Greenport included a stop at the East End Seaport Museum and Maritime Foundation. Housed in an 1894 brick building that was once the LIRR Greenport Station house, it is now dedicated to providing information about Greenport’s maritime history. There are two accessible parking spaces in the gravel lot.
Greenport was a whaling and ship-building port. It served as a sea link between New York and Boston. It has a large oyster and fishing industry.
The exhibits on both the first floor and upper level (16 steps) provide a look into Greenport’s rich history with the sea.
The main floor is easily accessible, although getting around inside can be a bit tight in several places. There is a small, non accessible restroom.
If you are waiting for the ferry, or just taking a stroll, take some time to visit this unique venue. It may be small, but it is packed with information. We are told that the building is beautifully illuminated at night.
As always, we at Destination:Accessible, advise you to visit a venue’s website, http://www.eastendseaport.org">www.eastendseaport.org, when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”