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.
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, the old Town Courtroom and a special exhibit room with an interactive multimedia table.
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.
Days and Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday, 10:00 am to 3:00pm
1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month (October to May), 10:00 am to 2:00pm
The museum is located at 47 West Main Street, Babylon, New York (one block west of Deer Park Avenue). Free parking is available – space permitting – in the rear of the building, off of Cottage Row. Metered parking is available throughout Babylon Village.
Museum admission is free and tours are self-guided. 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.