Built in 1666, The Thomas Halsey Homestead is a property of the Southampton Historical Museums and Research Center. Halsey was one of the original Puritan settlers of Southampton. He bought his homestead from the Shinnecock Indians. At the time the home that stands now was built, by Thomas Halsey Jr., it was in the center of Southampton Village. It was augmented several times in the ensuing years but maintained its historic integrity. At the house, the historical musuem exhibits furnishings and tools that would have been used by a prosperous family during the Colonial Era. A Colonial-style herb garden and orchard is situated behind the house.