The Bellport Exchange Shop (also referred to as the “Barn Museum Shop”), is located in a gorgeous and well-kept historic building at 12 Bell Street in Bellport, New York. The Village of Bellport is found on beautiful Long Island, about half an hour’s drive east-southeast of Hauppauge on Long Island’s southern shores. To get an impression of Bellport, check out this video:
The Bellport Exchange Shop is a lovely Historic Shop, really a must-visit if you’re in the area. You can find unique gifts at very affordable prices here and the shop is super-organized and well-appointed to let you find your treasure easily.
The Exchange Shop is run by Bellport-Brookhaven’s Historical Society members and is the best place to meet Bellport Village’s locals support the operations with all their hearts and the vibe and friendliness of the village can be felt here best.
The Exchange Shop of Bellport-Brookhaven’s Historical Society has always welcomed new consignments will start to accept consignments for the upcoming season on May 16 (Wednesday) and then on subsequent Wednesdays as well from 10 am to noon.
The Bellport Exchange Shop will this year open its doors again on Friday, June 1st, so you’re welcome to this old-fashioned-style country store that’s located across from Bellport’s Old Fire House, a little east of Bellport’s Bicycle Shop. The Bellport Exchange Shop is the place to be when you want to hear everything about what’s going on here and to learn all about the area’s news. The shop has new items arriving on a weekly basis.
See also this post about the Bellport Fire Department’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in 2018. This year, the fourth annual parade was held last Saturday, March 30, and fortunately enough, the weather was pretty cooperative again with springlike temperatures in the mid-50s.
So the Bellport Museum Exchange Shop will be open for this season again on Friday, June 1st from 11 am to 4 pm. Regular opening hours are on Fridays from 11 am to 4 pm, on Saturdays from 11 am to 4 pm, and on Sundays from noon to 3 pm. Check out also this interview with Emily (EM) Ferrier Czaja. This extraordinary lady (born and raised in Bellport) was Village historian for over two decades and if there’s anything you would like to know about Bellport, Emily probably will have the answer.
Bellport-Brookhaven’s Historical Society members would love to welcome you to become a member as well so it will be even easier to book a fantastic tour of the area’s historical grounds and enjoy beautiful and quaint Bellport Village even better. For more information, you can call 631-286-0888 (leave a message). See also how a Bellport resident, Sergeant Stubby became a local celebrity, leading parades and so on, and how he’s celebrated on Veteran’s day.
The Bellport Museum
The Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society operates one of New York’s largest collection of historically relevant buildings in its kind in New York State.
The Bellport Museum Complex is open to the public for a large part of the year and the Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society works closely together with Brookhaven’s Bureau of Tourism to get more citizens and visitors interested in the history of Long Island and this area in particular and introduce them to the great historical value of artifacts and historic sites on Long Island.
The Bellport Museum Complex contains several structures on a site that’s more than two acres right in Bellport Village’s heart that are staffed by many of the organization’s volunteers. These structures include:
Post-Crowell House – This Federal-style house, built in 1833, is the Museum complex’s centerpiece.
The Ralph Brown Building – In 1980, Ralph Brown donated this building, a former hardware store, to the Bellport-Brookhaven Society.
Blacksmith Shop – The Blacksmith Shop has a working forge and contains many historic tools and other artifacts.
Barn Museum – The Barn Museum features exhibits that give a detailed and intimate glimpse into four centuries of life in the area.
John Chester Memorial Boathouse – The John Chester Memorial Boathouse features the entirely restored “Jealousy” (Gil Smith catboat) as well as the fully rigged “Three-in-One” scooter.
Emilie R. Underhill Studio – In this former stable house, the Museum Exchange Shop is located. Here, you can donate items to support the work of the Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society.
850 Gazebo – This is an elegant, beautiful turban-crowned gazebo dating back to 1850.
Milk House – Called ‘springhouse” in days gone by, the milk house always played a crucial role in American life.
The Bellport Museum and the Exchange Shop are operated by Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society, located in Bellport, NY 11713 (31 Bellport Lane).