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William Floyd Estate

245 Park Dr, Mastic Beach, NY 11951-4216
+1 631-399-2030
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A Genuine Unheralded Gem of Long Island

This is the National Historic site of the home of William Floyd (a signer of the Declaration of... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2017
Steve T
Sayville, New York
via mobile
Historical Hodgepodge, FREE

This is a Federally Funded site, so... since you have already paid for it, go visit. We enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
Amanda S
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Two hundred and fifty years of history are preserved at the William Floyd Estate, which contains architectural features and artifacts from three centuries of American life. The Estate, which was donated to Fire Island National Seashore in 1965, is located on the mainland of Long Island in Mastic Beach, New York. The estate contains the ancestral house, grounds, and cemetery of the William Floyd family. William Floyd, a Revolutionary War general and a signer of the Declaration of Independence, was born in the house in 1734. Between 1718 and 1976, eight generations of Floyds managed the property and adapted it to their changing needs. The family used the house and property in different ways over the years.In colonial times, the Floyds ran a huge plantation; later, the family turned to business and politics, and the lands were used for outdoor recreational pursuits like hunting and fishing.The 25-room "Old Mastic House," the twelve outbuildings, the family cemetery and the 613 acres of forest, fields, marsh and trails all graphically illuminate the layers of history.
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245 Park Dr, Mastic Beach, NY 11951-4216
+1 631-399-2030
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Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

This is the National Historic site of the home of William Floyd (a signer of the Declaration of Independence for New York) which is opened from Memorial Day til Autumn, where they give provide tours of the Home and grounds, all for free, which in...More

1  Thank Steve T
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a Federally Funded site, so... since you have already paid for it, go visit. We enjoyed our tour of this interesting piece of history. The home started out at a little 2 bedroom dwelling and they just kept adding on! Owned by one...More

Thank Amanda S
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I realize that the tour guides are volunteers, but we were very disappointed. We took the tour with one other couple, at 2:30 pm on 9/10/16 and were disappointed with the guide. She did not speak clearly, she often spoke so rapidly that, considering her...More

Thank Deneen G
Reviewed 26 July 2016

My 11-year old son and I wanted to do something significant to celebrate Independence Day, so we decided to head east and check out the William Floyd Estate. William Floyd is one of only four New Yorkers to sign the Declaration of Independence. It was...More

2  Thank Loretta S
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

History lovers will be in their glory when they visit this site. A gem of a house and a perfect view of over 200 years of a family's personal history. Great tour. Lasts an hour. In the heat of the day you will be hot...More

1  Thank Stephanie M
Reviewed 22 July 2016

We were very surprised that this house is full of the all the original items from the floor up. The tour guide was very informative and made you feel what a hard life the family had back in 1699 to they made the house a...More

Thank Holly C
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

As many years as I have lived on Long Island and not too far away, I have never ventured into this home. It's a free house tour with many ties to Brookhaven, such as names of our roadways historical residents have lived here........ A gem...More

1  Thank MIZT13
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

I have lived on Long Island most of my life, and had never visited the Floyd Estate. To celebrate this Fourth of July weekend, we finally visited. The ranger Denise who gave the 1 hour and 45 minute tour was fabulous. We truly enjoyed learning...More

Thank Computergeek60
Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

Love this place the tour is outstanding!!! Great place to visit An Learn about the history of Long Island A. Masticbeach

Thank Donald L
Reviewed 11 November 2015

What a gem on Long Island. Previous to this visit I didn't even though that this existed. I was very interesting to see the inception of the house and it's history all the way into the 70's when family still resided there.

1  Thank rohm1021
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Are they open this time if year, May 19th?
20 May 2017|
Response from Steve T | Reviewed this property |
The grounds are open. But the home does not open until Memorial Day weekend.