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


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Halsey Homestead, May 3, 2013.


June 26, 2019




Halsey House Interiors, June 28, 2018





June 11, 2019


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Halsey House views September, 2015




Halsey House, 2016

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June 12, 2018 

July 13, 2018 

October 12, 2018 


December 6, 2018 



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Halsey House Side Elevation 15199

————————————–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.