Ready to step on forbidden ground? This weekend the East End removes its no-trespassing signs for five exclusive Hamptons and North Fork tours. From secret societies to historic homes, satisfy your curiosity and let your imagination run wild as your explore beyond the thresholds.
Rites of Spring Music Festival Historic House Tour
For one day only, you can step back in time and into the beautiful historic homes of Orient, Greenport and Southold. Enjoy live classical music by the Arcanum String Quartet as you stroll the halls of the Webb House, the Margaret E. Ireland House and the Ann Currie Bell House. Saturday’s tour is followed by a wine, cheese and chocolate reception and a concert at Paradise Point. $70 per person. Visit ritesmusic.org to find out more.
Vine to Wine Tour
Is wine tasting more your speed? Head over the Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard in Peconic for a Vine to Wine Tour at 1 p.m. See how the grapes are grown and harvested, tour the processing facility, and get a sneak peak at the Barrel Cellar. Learn why each element contributes to a unique taste. $75 per person, 21 and over. 1375 Peconic Lane. 631-734-8282 sanninovineyard.com
7th Annual Southampton House Tour
Southampton is full of gorgeous architecture, as any drive around town will show you. Haven’t you always wondered what these homes look like on the inside? The Southampton Historical Museum is giving you the chance to find out this Saturday. Nose your way through the nooks and crannies of homes from colonial days all the way up to modern times. Then, enjoy a champagne reception. Tickets are $95 in advance, $110 the day of the tour. Call 631-283-2494 or visit southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org for tour information.
Bug Lighthouse Tour
There’s no better way to spend a Long Island weekend than out on the water. Take a cruise out of the Ferry Terminal and hop off at the Long Beach Bar “Bug” Lighthouse. There you’ll meet the great grandson of the last lighthouse keeper, who will guide you through the structure as he tells you about the lighthouse and his family’s personal experiences there. This tour will take place every Saturday through the end of August. $30 per person. Tour embarks from Third Street, adjacent to the Ferry Terminal in Greenport. Call 631-477-2100 for more information.
Sag Harbor Masonic Lodge Open House
Want to know a secret? The historic, 1858 Sag Harbor Wamponamon Masonic Lodge is opening its doors to non-members for the first time, and for one day only, this Saturday, June 4. Now’s your chance to peek inside this mysterious ands exclusive corner of town. Tour the hall and its inner sanctum, view ritual artifacts and books, marvel at the epic mural and chat with members of the Masonic Lodge. This open house runs 11 a.m.–4 p.m. and is free to all. Find it above the Whaling Museum at 200 Main Street, Sag Harbor. Call 631-725-3838 for more info.
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