Updated: Sep 1, 2022
The Southampton Village Historic Bike Route is on the homeland of the Shinnecock, who continue to live and work on Long Island.
We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities - past, present, and future - for their ongoing and fundamental relationships to the region.
A 7-mile loop, this safe route takes recreations around the wide streets of Southampton to critical cultural institutions and places of historical significance. Working with the Southampton History Museum, the Southampton African American Museum and the Shinnecock Nation, the route aims to incorporate many facets of the illustrious village’s history. From the sandy outlook of Dune Church to the newly inaugurated Southampton African American Museum, this historic loop showcases the picturesque beauty of Southampton. Other notable stops on the route include the new Moses Park, Lake Agawam Park, the Pyrrhus Concer homestead, the Halsey House & Garden, and the Rogers Mansion.
Guests are encouraged to complete the route at their own pace. If you wish to complete the loop multiple times please feel free to do so. We also encourage you to stop at each of the marked stops on the tour to learn a bit about the history of Southampton Village.
The Southampton Village Climate Action Committee, the Southampton African American Museum and the Southampton History Museum
Starting Point - Rogers Mansion, Southampton History Museum
17 Meeting House Lane
Visit this historic whaling Captain’s house, built c. 1843, that also serves as the main office of the Southampton History Museum. Listed on the National Register of Historical Places, this Gilded Age mansion stands on land that was given to William Rogers in 1645. In addition to the dwelling purchased by Samuel L. Parrish, there are more than a dozen historical structures to give visitors a peek into the village’s 19th century past.
Turn by turn instructions to Stop #1
proceed East on Meeting House Lane
turn left onto Pine Street
at the stop light, use cross walk to cross Hampton Road and proceed to your right
turn left onto Elm Street
turn left onto Layton Ave
turn right onto North Main Street
turn left onto Willow Street
at stop sign, make a right and use the cross walk to cross North Sea Road
make a left and proceed South
Stop #1 - Southampton African American Museum
245 North Sea Road
In 2021 Southampton’s first-ever African American Museum opened at “The Barbershop” – an iconic local gathering place for Blacks in the late 1940s. The museum honors the region’s rich African American history while also holding events and exhibits for modern day.
Turn by turn instructions to Stop #2
proceed West up Hillcrest Ave
turn left onto Hillcrest Terrance
turn right onto the Bike Path
follow path to the end and turn left onto N Bishop Lane
follow N Bishop Lane baring left over the train tracks and onto Moses Lane
Stop #2 - Moses Park
Corner of Moses Lane and Corrigan Street
Turn by turn instructions to Stop #3
proceed East on Moses Lane
at the intersection go straight onto Armande Street
turn right onto Halsey Street
turn left onto Hill Street
*if safe move to the South side of the road on this turn or proceed East on Hill Street until the next available cross walk*
turn right onto First Neck Lane
turn left onto Culver Street
turn right onto Pond Lane
Stop #3 - Lake Agawam and
Pyrrhus Concer, Southampton African American Museum
51 Pond Lane
One of Southampton’s most famous residents lived at this Agawam 18th century historic house. A renown whaler who was one of the first Americans to visit Imperial Japan, Pyrrhus Concer also owned and operated the Agawam Ferry. A modest house, it is a rare surviving example of Long Island vernacular architecture, similar to the few documented 19th century African American homes.
Lake Agawam is a sacred site for the Shinnecock Nation.
Turn by turn instructions to Stop #4
continue South on Pond Lane as it becomes Ox Pasture Road
turn left onto First Neck Lane
turn left onto Gin Lane
Stop #4 - St. Andrew’s Dune Church
12 Gin Lane
Founded in 1879 this former Life Staving Station was transformed into an ecumenical church for all Christians by a group of Southampton families. Open for the sixteen weeks of the summer season, it is home to signed Tiffany windows.
Turn by turn instructions to Stop #5
continue along Gin Lane
turn left onto S Main Street
Stop #5 - Halsey House & Garden, Southampton History Museum
249 S Main Street
Built c. 1683 by Thomas Halsey Jr. – son of one of Southampton’s first English settlers who landed on the town’s shores in 1640 – this historic house remained privately owned and lived in until the mid-1900’s. Maintained today by the Southampton History Museum, this historic property offers a peek into early Colonial life on Long Island.
Turn by turn instructions to End Point
continue North on S Main Street
turn right onto Meeting House Lane
turn left into the Rogers Mansion Driveway