Amagansett History & Culture
Amagansett’s eponymous Historical Association was established in 1964, nearly 300 years after the hamlet’s initial founding. The group is focused on preserving the area’s rural roots, up to 1925, with a collection of carriages, furnishings, letters, and early photographs. Its grounds contain structures dating to the 18th and 19th centuries, including the c.1725 Miss Amelia Cottage — an exemplar of Colonial times in Amagansett listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Along Bluff Road is the East Hampton Marine Museum, honoring the inextricable past and present links Amagansett and the rest of the East End share with the sea. Locals and visitors get hands-on experience in the ways of the water at one of several beaches: Indian Wells Beach and Atlantic Avenue Beach are among the white sand options along the ocean, but one must not overlook the tranquil bayfront at Albert’s Landing.