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Old Hook Mill

There is perhaps no sight more iconic in East Hampton than that of the rustic wooden windmill on North Main Street with its sails turning lazily in the wind.

See a piece of history at a famous East Hampton windmill, known as Old Hook Mill. Built in 1806, it is the best known of only a handful of surviving Long Island windmills from the 18th and 19th centuries. Explore this iconic structure and appreciate its history. 

Find Old Hook Mill standing tall in the middle of a sprawling green lawn in the center of town. The windmill’s grayed, wooden shingles and creaky sails are testament to its storied past. It was built over two centuries ago to mill grain from local farmers. The windmill was used regularly until 1908 and was sold to the town of East Hampton 14 years later. In 1978, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. 

New York is reputed to have more windmills than any other state in the nation. This is because it was under Dutch rule for quite some time, and as such, adopted its motherland’s milling methods. Old Hook Mill, like so many others that were built across the state, was used to grind wheat and corn. Visit today to check out its original parts, which have been painstakingly restored.

Within easy walking distance of Old Hook Mill, discover many of East Hampton’s other historic sights. At Home Sweet Home Museum, tour a 18th-century saltbox home filled with early American furniture, textiles, ceramics and other memorabilia. At Mulford Farm, which is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places, discover an immaculately preserved English colonial farmstead. In the South End Cemetery, see the gravestones of East Hampton’s founding fathers.

The East Hampton windmill of Old Hook Mill is on North Main Street, the road leading to Amagansett. The mill is open throughout the year. During the summer, it has extended hours on Monday through Saturday and remains open for just a few hours on Sunday. There is an admission fee.


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Mill House Inn

Mill House Inn

31 North Main Street, East Hampton
5.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the airport, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of East Hampton Windmill and Osborn - Jackson House Museum. Guild Hall and Home Sweet Home Museum are also within 1 mi (2 km).

NOW Discounted Charming Cottage East Hampton Village Child Friendly Walk to All

NOW Discounted Charming Cottage East Hampton Village Child Friendly Walk to All

8 Fredericka Lane, East Hampton
0.0 out of 5.0

Located in Pantigo Road Historic District, this property is within 1 mi (2 km) of East Hampton Windmill, Osborn - Jackson House Museum, and Guild Hall. Home Sweet Home Museum and Amelia Cottage Museum are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Discounts!! 8-13 to 8-17 & 8/26 to 8/28, Contact for Rates, Walk to Village Fun!

Discounts!! 8-13 to 8-17 & 8/26 to 8/28, Contact for Rates, Walk to Village Fun!

46 Cedar St, East Hampton
0.0 out of 5.0

Situated in East Hampton, this farm stay is within 1 mi (2 km) of East Hampton Windmill, Osborn - Jackson House Museum, and Guild Hall. Home Sweet Home Museum and LongHouse Reserve are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Charming East Hampton 1920s Renovated Cottage - Pool - Walk to Village

Charming East Hampton 1920s Renovated Cottage - Pool - Walk to Village

130 Accabonac Rd, East Hampton
0.0 out of 5.0

Situated in East Hampton, this cottage is within 1 mi (2 km) of East Hampton Windmill, Osborn - Jackson House Museum, and Guild Hall. Home Sweet Home Museum and LongHouse Reserve are also within 2 mi (3 km).

£188
The 1770 House Restaurant & Inn

The 1770 House Restaurant & Inn

143 Main Street, East Hampton
5.0
of 5, from 1 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in East Hampton, this inn is within a 5-minute walk of Guild Hall, Home Sweet Home Museum, and Osborn - Jackson House Museum. East Hampton Windmill and East Hampton Main Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).

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August - LD East Hampton South of the Highway Gem

11 Pondview Ln, East Hampton
0.0 out of 5.0

Located in Egypt Lane Historic District, this vacation home is within a 10-minute walk of Guild Hall and Home Sweet Home Museum. Osborn - Jackson House Museum and East Hampton Windmill are also within 1 mi (2 km).

£104
East Hampton House Resort

East Hampton House Resort

226 Pantigo Road, East Hampton
4.2
of 5, from 6 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in East Hampton, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of East Hampton Windmill and Osborn - Jackson House Museum. Guild Hall and Amelia Cottage Museum are also within 2 mi (3 km).

£206
The Maidstone

The Maidstone

207 Main Street, East Hampton
3.5
of 5, from 2 reviews
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Situated in East Hampton, this boutique hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Home Sweet Home Museum and Guild Hall. Osborn - Jackson House Museum and East Hampton Main Beach are also within 1 mi (2 km).