The Office of Historic Services collects, preserves and provides access to information and materials concerning Town of Babylon history for the benefit of the Town of Babylon government, residents and other researchers. The Office of Historic Services also manages the exhibits of the Town of Babylon History Museum.
The Historic Services staff is not able to conduct individual genealogical or property research. However, the staff can help to guide research efforts. Research of the Historic Services collections is available, by appointment.
To schedule a research appointment or for more information, please contact the Town of Babylon, Office of Historic Services: (631) 587-3750 or email Historic Services.
The Town of Babylon has been awarded with a 2020 Project Excellence Award from Preservation Long Island for the repair and adaptive reuse of the Oak Beach Life-Saving Station/Community Center. Learn more here.
Town of Babylon History Museum, at Old Town Hall:
The Town of Babylon History Museum has three floors of exhibits related to Town of Babylon history, including the jail cells of the former Town of Babylon Police Department, and the old Town Courtroom.
Opened in 1918, Old Town Hall was the first Town Hall erected by the Town of Babylon, and served as the seat of Town government for 40 years. In 2005, the building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. After extensive restorations, the Old Town Hall was rededicated as the Town of Babylon History Museum on June 11, 2010.
Old Town Hall is located at 47 West Main Street, Babylon, New York (one block west of Deer Park Avenue). Metered parking is available throughout Babylon Village.
Admission to view museum exhibits is FREE. Tours of the lobby and old courtroom are self-guided. For tours of the old jail cells, staff are available Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday – 10:00am to 2:00pm. Please check-in at the Historian’s Office.
Group tours are available, by appointment. To schedule a tour, please contact the Town of Babylon, Office of Historic Services: (631) 587-3750 or email Historic Services.