Halsey Homestead is located at 249 South Main Street, Southampton. This rare, "first-period" house was built soon after Main Street was first laid out. The Thomas Halsey family was one of the original English families who bought property in 1640. The oldest house in Southampton, the Halsey home is filled with beautiful 17th and 18th century antiques and adorned with early textiles and rare ceramics, which create the sense that it is still inhabited by the family. Don't miss the beautiful grounds complete with an 18th century herb garden, a spectacular perennial border, and an old orchard. The house is open July through October. For additional information, call 631-283-2494.