Situated on Long Island’s northern fork, the village of Greenport, New York offers a picturesque day trip or weekend getaway. Settled back during the 1600’s by a handful of adventurers, the early history of Greenport includes a lucrative oyster and whaling industry, maritime construction, and the progressing of the railroad system. Moving on to modern day, the village is now a successful and very popular tourist stop and escape for both Long Island visitors and residents. Visitors to Greenport can take a spin on the Antique Carousel, stroll down the boardwalk, eat a delicious meal, and more. Certain attractions may be temporarily closed or require advance reservations. Some restaurants are currently offering pickup only. Hours/availability may have changed.
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The Antique Carousel is one of the highlight attractions of the village of Greenport, New York and no trip to the village would be complete without taking a spin or maybe two on a nice afternoon, especially for families with young children. Built by the Herschell-Spillman Company back in the year 1920, the Antique Carousel features wooden, hand-carved horses, as well as wooden chariots. The carousel moved to various locations throughout its history before landing in its present day location of Mitchell Park, which now consists of a camera obscura, a seasonal sprinkler garden, and an ice rink.
115 Front St, Greenport, NY 11944, Phone: 631-477-1133
2.East End Seaport Maritime Museum, Greenport, NY
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The East End Seaport Maritime Museum is located along the historic waterfront of the Greenport Village and explores the East End of Long Island’s rich maritime heritage. The museum is home to a unique gift shop, Captain Bob's Quarterdeck, a number of dynamic exhibits, two Fresnel lenses, and a saltwater aquarium measuring 750 gallons in size. Several of the museum’s permanent exhibits show the tools used in the maritime trade, the unfolding history of Long Island’s East End, and the life of workers in the seaport. The Fresnel lenses exhibit is one of the most popular at the Seaport Maritime Museum.
103 3rd St, Greenport, NY 11944, Phone: 631-477-2100
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3.Fireboat Firefighter Museum, Greenport, New York
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The Fireboat Firefighter Museum in Greenport, New York is a non-profit organization that dedicated itself to the preservation of the Fire Fighter, not only as a fully operational vessel, but also as a teaching museum and a memorial. Located adjacent to the town’s Mitchell Park Marina, the museum is open to the public for tours from noon until 5:00pm during the weekends from the month of April through the month of October. The Fire Fighter vessel itself is an icon of fire service, serving on the frontline for more than seventy years, protecting the New York Harbor.
115 Front Street, Greenport, NY 11944, Phone: 631-333-2230
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4.Railroad Museum of Long Island, Greenport, New York
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Established in 1990, the Railroad Museum of Long Island is committed to restoring, preserving, and interpreting the artifacts and history associated with the railroads that assisted with the growth of New York’s Long Island. The all-volunteer Railroad Museum provides an opportunity for visitors to “experience Long Island railroading” on Saturdays and Sunday between Memorial Day weekend and Columbus Day weekend. “The Yard,” which includes the Railroad Museum of Long Island, the turntable, the railroad dock, and the passenger station, is listed on both the New York Register of Historic Places and the National Register of Historic Places.
440 4th St, Greenport, NY 11944, Phone: 631-477-0439
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5.Congregation Tifereth Israel, Greenport, New York
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The Congregation Tifereth Israel Synagogue in the charming village of Greenport, New York is a historic synagogue on Long Island. This irregular shaped structure consists of both the original part of the building when it was first built back in the year 1903, as well as a large building addition from 1920, and another one in 2000. In 2006, the Congregation Tifereth Israel Synagogue was added to the United States Register of Historic Places and visitors can call the number for the synagogue to schedule a time with the Rabbi to take a tour of the historic building.
519 4th St, Greenport, NY 11944, Phone: 631-477-0232
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6.Things to Do in Greenport, New York: Aldo
Aldo in Greenport Village has been baking scones and biscotti, in addition to roasting fresh coffee, since 1987. The European-style cafe today offers a friendly, quaint spot to grab a cup of coffee, do some work, or enjoy conversations with friends. Aldo’s coffees today are served in several shops and restaurants across the Hamptons and North Fork, as well as shipped to numerous loyal customers across the globe. The Aldo coffee shop features seating both indoors and outdoors, and is particularly popular during the summer season, when customers will wait in a long line for an energizing coffee drink.
103-105 Front Street, Greenport, NY 11944, Phone: 631-477-6300
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7.Things to Do in Greenport, New York: Crazy Beans Greenport
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Crazy Beans Greenport is a 50’s-style diner and a popular eatery in the village of Greenport, New York, serving generous portions for breakfast and lunch, as well as espresso and cocktails. The first Crazy Beans location was opened in October of 2012 in Miller Place, New York by Callie Brennan. Having worked as a bartender and a waitress, she decided to combine everything she loved in one place, turning a dream of a coffee shop into reality. Brennan then went on to open a location in Stony Brook in 2014, followed by the Greenport location in 2016.
2 Front St, Greenport, NY 11944, Phone: 631-333-2436
8.Claudio's Restaurant, Greenport, NY
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Serving delicious American cuisine with a focus on fresh seafood, Claudio’s Restaurant provides the quintessential New England coastal tradition, providing warm hospitality, local wines, generous portions, quality fresh ingredients. The restaurant first opened back in 1870 and is noted on the National Register of Historic Places. Guests will find a menu here featuring seasonal, locally sourced seafood, shellfish, and lobsters, as well as aged, simply prepared prime steaks that express North Fork’s true flavors. Claudio’s Restaurant also offers a fine wine list, a diverse selection of spirits, and a historic bar that makes for a perfect setting for a classic cocktail.
111 Main St, Greenport, NY 11944, Phone: 631-477-0627
9.Things to Do in Greenport, New York: Lucharitos
Lucharitos, which means “little fighter,” is situated within the heart of Greenport Village and is known for serving freshly made food at an affordable price. More often than not, tequila is typically the “drink of choice” at this Greenport eatery, and customers certainly have their choice here as the Lucharitos offers a rotation of more than fifty kinds of tequila. Fresh fruit for the popular specialty margaritas is juiced and pureed each day. Open Thursday through Tuesday, Lucharitos also offers local craft brews available on tap and cold Mexican beers that pair great with the delicious food.
119 Main St, Greenport, NY 11944, Phone: 631-477-6666
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10.Noah's, Greenport, New York
Noah’s is a popular Greenport restaurant that offers signature small plates and innovative interpretations on classic dishes. Owned and operated by Chef Noah Schwartz, an alumni of the New England Culinary Institute and a native of Long Island, the restaurant has been the recipient of many accolades over the years, including “Top 20 Long Island seafood restaurants” and “Fit for Foodies.” Noah’s also offers an excellent wine list, consisting of numerous award-winning wines from the Long Island wine country, selected by Sunita, Noah Schwartz’s wife, who is a respected wine expert, having studied under some of Sonoma’s best winemakers.
136 Front St, Greenport, NY 11944, Phone: 631-477-6720
10 Best Things to Do in Greenport, New York
- Antique Carousel, Photo: maria t hoffman/stock.adobe.com
- East End Seaport Maritime Museum, Greenport, NY, Photo: East End Seaport Maritime Museum
- Fireboat Firefighter Museum, Greenport, New York, Photo: Fireboat Firefighter Museum
- Railroad Museum of Long Island, Greenport, New York, Photo: Railroad Museum of Long Island
- Congregation Tifereth Israel, Greenport, New York, Photo: Congregation Tifereth Israel
- Things to Do in Greenport, New York: Aldo, Photo: Aldo
- Things to Do in Greenport, New York: Crazy Beans Greenport, Photo: Crazy Beans Greenport
- Claudio's Restaurant, Greenport, NY, Photo: Claudio's Restaurant
- Things to Do in Greenport, New York: Lucharitos, Photo: Lucharitos
- Noah's, Greenport, New York, Photo: Noah's
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