Parrish Art Museum
Founded in 1898 by a wealthy summer resident, the Parrish Art Museum (25 Job’s Lane, 631/283-2118, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Sat., 1–5 p.m. Sun., closed Tues.–Wed. off-season, suggested donation adults $5, seniors and students $3, children under 12 free) houses a notable collection of 19th- and 20th-century American art. William Merritt Chase and Fairfield Porter, both of whom spent much time in the area, are especially well represented.
Out back, find an arboretum and a sculpture garden shaded by rare trees. In summer, the museum presents many lectures, concerts, films, and other special events.
© Avalon Travel and Sascha Zuger from Moon New York State, 5th Edition