Visitor Information

Accessibility

The OHS welcomes all visitors to participate in our programs, experience our exhibitions, and enjoy our campus.

The lower level of Village House, the Old Point Schoolhouse, and the lower level of Hallock Building are accessible to visitors with limited mobility. Wheelchair-accessible restrooms are located in Village House and the Schoolhouse.

The exhibits on the upper level of Village House are not accessible to visitors who need to avoid stairs. These exhibits have been digitized and can be seen on an OHS tablet on the lower level.

We welcome visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing, blind or partially sighted, or who have developmental and learning disabilities or are on the autism spectrum. Please contact us at office at ohsny.org or 631-323-2480.

Animals

Service animals are welcome anywhere on campus. Other well-behaved pets are allowed on the grounds, but not inside any building.

Guided Tours

Village House, Webb House, and the Schoolhouse are self-guided. However, there are always docents present to answer questions.

If you’d like to volunteer to be a docent, click here.

Restrooms & Changing Stations

There are restrooms in Village House, Webb House, and the Old Point Schoolhouse. There is a baby changing station in the Schoolhouse.

Food & Drinks

Food and drinks are permitted only on OHS grounds and may not be carried into any building (except for bottled water). The OHS does not have a concession stand, but you are welcome to picnic on our grounds.

Click here for local food establishments.

Look, But Don’t Touch

While we encourage you to engage with the art and objects, please avoid touching. Paintings and other works of art are fragile and natural oils on your skin could damage the surface.

Photography

Visitors to our exhibits are welcome to take photographs for personal, noncommercial use. Photography may be restricted for loaned works of art. Flash photography is not allowed. OHS reserves the right, at our sole discretion, to withhold and/or withdraw permission to photograph on its premises.

For press and other special photography, including film projects, please contact the office during business hours at 631-323-2480.

Painting & Sketching

Artists are always welcome at the Oysterponds Historical Society! Sketching is always permitted in our exhibit areas. If you wish to paint within a gallery, please contact us first at 631-323-2480.

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