SPLIA’s Custom House Opens for the Season

Sag Harbor's Custom House.
Sag Harbor’s Custom House.

The 18th century Custom House, an historic landmark in the village of Sag Harbor, will be offering guided tours from now through Columbus Day.

The house was owned by Sag Harbor’s first United States Custom Master, Henry Packer Dering, who was in charge of meeting the coastal trading vessels and ocean-going whaling ships which sailed into the harbor. The activities of Dering, his wife and nine children are portrayed in room settings and interpretive exhibits and guided tours bring to life the bustling history of this seafaring community and the Dering’s place in it.

Administered by the Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities, the Custom House is located on Main and Garden Streets in Sag Harbor, and will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through June. Tickets for adults are $6, children ages seven to 14 are $3 and seniors are $5. For more information, call (631) 692-4664.