Pyrrhus Concer:

See His Life

Pyrrhus Concer is one of the most important historical figures in Southampton's history. Join us on this journey to learn about his life story and what makes him so special.

Below is a map illustrating the stops on the tour. You can do this tour either on foot or by  car. As you scroll down there will be instructions about how to get from place to place and where best to park if you are driving.

Point A

Cooper Hall

on the grounds of the Rogers Memorial Library
91 Coopers Farm Road, Southampton, NY 11968

Parking Instructions: You can park anywhere in the Rogers Memorial Library parking lot

Cooper Hall is the building to the South of the Rogers Memorial Library and is currently used as both office and event space by the library. 

Point B

Pelletreau Silver Shop

a property of the Southampton History Museum
80 Main Street, Southampton, NY 11968

From Point A to B

  1. Left out of Rogers Memorial Library parking lot

  2. Go straight through the light and head West on Nugent Street

  3. Make a right onto Main Street

  4. The Pelletreau Silver Shop will be on your left

Parking Instructions: You may either park on Main Street or in the village lot behind the shop. Be careful to obey all posted traffic signs.

The Pelletreau Silver Shop is one of the four properties of the Southampton History Museum. It is presently used as a jewelry store where you can still get custom made silver pieces.

Point C

Former property of

Charles Pelletreau

Corner of Toylsome Lane and South Main Street in Southampton, NY

From Point B to C

  1. Proceed South on Main Street

  2. Toylsome Lane will be on your left

Parking Instructions: You may park on the side of the road, be careful to avoid blocking any driveways and obey posted signage.

This is the property where Charles Pelletreau formerly lived and where Pyrrhus spent a large portion of his life, especially his formative younger years.

Point D

Captain Edward D. Sayre's Home

95 South Main Street, Southampton, NY 1968

From Point C to D

  1. Proceed North on Main Street

  2. Captain Edward D. Sayre house will be on your left

Parking Instructions: You may park on the side of the road, but be careful to avoid blocking any driveways and obey posted signage.

Built c. 1790 this is one of the many former Whaling Captain homes that used to line Main Street here in Southampton.

Point E

Former property of Pyrrhus Concer

land owned by Southampton Town Community Preservation Fund
51 Pond Lane, Southampton, NY 11968

From Point D to E

  1. Head North on Main Street

  2. Make a left on Jobs Lane

  3. Make a left onto Pond Lane

  4. The lot will be on the right side of the road

Parking Instructions: There are marked parking spots across the street from the lot.

You could also park in the parking lot on the South side of Jobs Lane and then walk across Agawam Park to the former Pyrrhus Concer property.

On October 1, 2013 the Pyrrhus Concer Action Committee (PCAC) was formed with core members consisting of the Georgette Grier-Key, Brenda Simmons, Tom Edmonds, Lucius Ware, and Sally Spanburgh. Their mission was to save Pyrrhus' home but after it was demolished, their mission became to get his home rebuilt and his memory kept alive.

More info here

Point F

Pyrrhus Concer Anchor Monument

Across the street from Pyrrhus' home lot in Agawam Park

From Point E to F

  1. Walk across the street

Parking Instructions: If you already parked for the previous location, you don't need to drive anywhere new.

Point G

First Presbyterian Church

Pyrrhus' church
2 Main Street, Southampton, NY 1968

From Point F to G

  1. Head North up Pond Lane

  2. Turn right onto Jobs Lane

  3. Drive through the intersection and the Church is on your right

Parking Instructions: You may park in the Church's parking lot located just behind it.

The First Presbyterian Church was built in c. 1843 and has been home to many in Southampton's past.

Point H

Pyrrhus Concer's Tombstone

located in the South West corner of the
North End Cemetery in Southampton, NY

From Point G to H

  1. Go North on Main Street

  2. the entrance to the Cemetery will be on your left at the intersection of North Sea Road, North Main Street and Main Street just past the entrance to Stop n' Shop

Parking Instructions: The best parking may be in the Stop n' Shop parking lot which is just South of the Cemetery.

The North End Cemetery is one of the older Cemeteries in the area with many historically important people like Pyrrhus laid to rest here.

For a more indepth look at Pyrrhus' life you can watch our Director of Education Connor Flanagan's virtual lecture about his research into Pyrrhus' life below!

All information found here is thanks in part to the sources below. All sources listed as part of the SHM archives can be viewed in person upon request.

  • U.S. Federal and NYS Census Records from 1800 – 1880

Hours of Operation
COVID-19 UPDATE
All indoor programs, activities and tours are closed through July 4, however this could change
Rogers Mansion - March to December, Wednesday to Saturday, 11am to 4pm, $5 for adults, free for children under 17 and members
Thomas Halsey Homestead - July to September, Saturdays or by Appointment, $5 for adults, free for children under 17 and members
Pelletreau Silver Shop - Open year round, Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 4pm, Free admission
Conscience Point - Open year round, Sunrise to Sunset, Free admission
 
All subject to closure during Holidays
17 Meeting House Lane / PO Box 303, Southampton, NY 11968
(631) 283-2494