The Thomas Halsey Homestead
Thomas Halsey and his family, along with eight other Puritan families, left Lynn, Massachusetts, seeking religious freedom. They landed in Southampton in 1640 and settled on Old Town Road. Thomas Halsey and his wife, Elizabeth, homesteaded this property in 1648. This saltbox-style house was built beginning in 1680.
The Halsey home is filled with 17th and 18th century furnishings, donated by local families. The kitchen has an early wide fireplace used for cooking and is surrounded by open hearth cooking tools. The collection of William and Mary furniture is of note as is a high chest, circa 1700, by Nathaniel Dominys, a local cabinetmaker. The first restoration was supervised in 1959 by Henry Francis duPont of the Winterthur Museum. In the backyard is a Colonial revival-style garden that replicates an 18th century herb garden, a perennial border and an apple orchard — Southampton Historical Museums
Open July to mid-October, 11-4 pm or by appointment.
April 15, 2017
Halsey Homestead, May 3, 2013.
Halsey House Interiors, June 28, 2018
Halsey House views September, 2015
Halsey House, 2016
June 12, 2018
July 13, 2018
October 12, 2018
December 6, 2018
———————————— from HISTORIC STRUCTURE REPORT BY ROBERT HEFNER————————————
————————————–Courtesy of Robert Hefner and the Southampton Historical Museum————————————–
A Property of the Southampton Historical Museums and Research Center.
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Photographs, except archival postcard — courtesy of Southampton Historical Museum — copyright Jeff Heatley.