Walk Southampton’s First Settlement, 1640 – 1648

Corner of Old Town and Old Town Crossing Roads
Southampton, New York 11968


A walking tour of Southampton’s first settlement in 1640 will take place at the corner of Old Town & Old Town Crossing Roads at the William K. Dunwell Park on Saturday, June 6, at 11a.m. There will be a discussion on the young colony settled by the English pioneers after landing at Conscience Point in June of 1640. The walk will continue to Fowler’s Preserve, a little-known wildlife preserve close by that, through conservation, retains a similar look to that of Southampton in 1640 before farming and development forever changed the landscape. This event is one in a series of programs commemorating Southampton’s “375 anniversary” and is sponsored by the Southampton Trails Preservation Society, Southampton Historical Museum and Rogers Memorial Library. PARKING is best found at Southampton Hospital’s south parking spaces on Old Town Road, a short distance to the William K. Dunwell Park. RSVP by calling 631 283-2494. Free admission, event starts at 11am.