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Come Visit Us!
The building itself dates back to the 18th century, and is over 250 years old. It features a restored working water-powered grist mill, exhibits of local historical artifacts including Ice harvesting, Whaling, Civil War, Post Office, Farming and Timelines of life in Watermill. Along with presentation of the rich history of Water Mill we are actively involved helping showcase Art and Quilt work of our members.
If you are interested in history and art there are many ways to get involved. Join us for a visit, an event, art show, special exhibit or lend a helping hand by volunteering.
Our Places & Spaces
Uncle Fred’s Workshop, looking much as Fred Benedict (1860-1952) left it, displays his tools, some toys and games and evidence of his photograph work, frame…
Outdoor deck is where we hold children’s activities and small receptions. It also is a nice place to sit and enjoy our Colonial garden.
The second floor at The Mill exhibits Water Mill’s first post office, local agricultural history, and Memorial of the men and women who served their…
The Benedict Potting Shed is used for making pottery and houses the Clay Art Guild of the Hamptons.
The main floor exhibits tools that built the mills, the gears & grinding platform, the seapoose, history of the mill, changing exhibits and the museum…
This historic landmark sits on the Village Green in Water Mill, welcoming visitors welcoming residents and visitors alike, as they pass through this quiet hamlet.…
Exhibitions & Events
29th Annual Members’ Art Show
May 27 – June 13
Water Mill Museum’s & 29th Annual Members’ Art Show Opening Reception
May 29 | Opening Reception 4–7pm
The Wednesday Group - “A Breath of Plein Air”
June 17 – July 3
The Wednesday Group Opening Reception
June 19 | Opening Reception 4–6pm
Good Ground Artists - “Good Ground Stronger Than Ever”
July 8 – 25
Good Ground Artists Opening Reception
July 10 | Opening Reception 4–6pm
East End Photographers Group - “Expressions”
July 29 – August 15’
East End Photographers Group
July 31 | Opening Reception 4–6pm
Water Mill Museum - 35th Annual Quilt Show & Sale
August 19 – September 5
Thirty Squared - “Summer Finale 2021”
September 9 – 19
Thirty Squared Opening Reception
September 11 | Opening Reception 4–7pm
Water Mill Museum Annual Meeting
October 12 | At the Museum 4pm
All are welcome
What our visitors saying about their experience
It is so wonderful to have a space where artists from all over the Greater New York area can gather in the Hamptons during the summer.Shasta Rose
My favorite part was seeing how they turned on the Mill and then eating ice cream!Jimmy Thompson
What a remarkable journey through the times of yesteryear when utilitarianism reigned over our beautiful land. This is a must-see for anyone looking to have a family outing or to admire the history of New York’s oldest Water Mill. Fascinating. Absolutely fascinatingFaith Squires
It’s fun to take it all in; you know? Learning about the old Post Office, the rich history of agriculture, lightning striking the Water Mill Ice House. Just too many juicy tidbits of information here to talk about.Brendan Johnson