- The list below includes 177 free or cheap things to do in or near Port Jefferson, New York, including 115 different types of inexpensive activities like Fishing, Breweries, Art Gallery and Children's Museums.
- From McAllister Park to Old Field Pt Lighthouse, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Port Jefferson and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Norwalk, Milford, Riverhead and Fairfield.
As a remnant of the 19th century, Old Field Pt Lighthouse is a granite building in use by the Coast Guard. The lighthouse isn't open to tours, but can be viewed from the outside during certain open grounds events.
Maritime Explorium is a hands-on, immersive educational center specializing in maritime activities. The explorium offers activities for all ages and touch on aspects including sensory, kinesthetic, logical, spatial, artistic, linguistic and emotional intelligences.
Osprey Fishing operates multiple fishing boats of various sizes, specializing in guided fishing trips at sea. They offer daily 'walk-up' trips to fishermen as well as reserving boats for private chartered trips in season.
Guided individual tours of the Mather House Museum are held during opening hours which covers period furniture and paintings, vintage tools, model ships, and antique toys and dolls. The building is also the headquarters of the Historical Society of Greater Port Jefferson.
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136 West Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777 MoreLess Info
At Captain Fish Port Jefferson, visitors can go on a fishing trip led by a blue fish tournament winning captain. Depending on the season, visitors can catch bass, fluke, porgy, blue fish, and black fish.
A charter fishing company with a family focus, Celtic Quest Fishing offers educational fishing trips aimed at developing kids' fishing skills. The company provides rods, reels, bait, and all other necessary equipment, and even fillets the day's catch for visitors.
With views of the harbor, Port Jefferson Village Center is facility that hosts social, recreational, and educational events for the community. Several programs that visitors can enroll in are art, yoga, creative writing, and baking classes.
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128 Main Street, Port Jefferson, NY 11777 MoreLess Info
Featuring paintings and prints of a nationally recognized chiaroscuro painter, Thomas Kinkade Signature Gallery has paintings that depict nature and Disney characters. The gallery also features the work of a local artist who does celebrity portraits.