Old Whaling Port with Small-town Charm

Sag Harbor

Find a slice of Americana on the bay in the Village of Sag Harbor. This old whaling port is only 2.3 square miles, but is steeped in history. With its landmarks, historic homes, Whaling and Historical Museum and iconic Main Street shops and restaurants, Sag Harbor is a desirable walking village and choice destination for boaters and tourists.

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What to Expect

Mom and pop shops, literary roots and culture dominate

A lot is packed into this small village. In the 1800s, it was one of the busiest ports in the country and mentioned several times in "Moby Dick.” Though it has gone through a transformation, it has maintained its small-town charm with mom and pop shops, like an old 5 & 10, the Sag Harbor Variety Store. It has always had a literary history. Most notably, John Steinbeck lived here and wrote "The Winter of Our Discontent.” Bay Street Theater and several art galleries, as well as an effort to bring back the Sag Harbor Cinema, makes it a cultural hub, and a dozen restaurants and bars make it a late-night hangout for celebrities and artists alike.

Historic whaling captains' quarters to newly constructed cottages.

Featuring many finely preserved captains' houses and whaling cottages, this historic village maintains a classic New England maritime vibe. In the heart of the village, Greek Revival and Victorian-style homes typically command seven figures or more despite their small lots. Further away, areas like Eastville, where wealthy African-American families summered in the mid-1900s, and quaint cottages are being replaced with larger and pricier shingle-style houses.

Mom and pop shops, literary roots and culture dominate

A lot is packed into this small village. In the 1800s, it was one of the busiest ports in the country and mentioned several times in "Moby Dick.” Though it has gone through a transformation, it has maintained its small-town charm with mom and pop shops, like an old 5 & 10, the Sag Harbor Variety Store. It has always had a literary history. Most notably, John Steinbeck lived here and wrote "The Winter of Our Discontent.” Bay Street Theater and several art galleries, as well as an effort to bring back the Sag Harbor Cinema, makes it a cultural hub, and a dozen restaurants and bars make it a late-night hangout for celebrities and artists alike.

Historic whaling captains' quarters to newly constructed cottages.

Featuring many finely preserved captains' houses and whaling cottages, this historic village maintains a classic New England maritime vibe. In the heart of the village, Greek Revival and Victorian-style homes typically command seven figures or more despite their small lots. Further away, areas like Eastville, where wealthy African-American families summered in the mid-1900s, and quaint cottages are being replaced with larger and pricier shingle-style houses.

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