Contact Info
Brookhaven Town History

Barbara M. Russell
Contact: 631-451-8038, Email Barbara
One Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY 11738

Hours of operation:
Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Historic Sites In Brookhaven Town

Longwood Estate
Contact: 631-924-1820
Address: Corner of Longwood Road and Smith Road, (Estate entrance on Smith Road), Ridge, NY 11961
Information: The grounds of the historic Longwood Estate are open to the public Monday through Friday from 8 am to 3 pm.  Picnic tables are available.  Guided tours of the William Sidney and Eleanor Jones Smith home are offered.  In addition, there is the Ridge Schoolhouse, a Barn, nature trails and the Smith Family Cemetery on the estate.  Group tours available by appointment, please.  Workshops and classes run throughout the year for ages 2 and above.  Call for information.Saturday September 8th and Sunday September 9th, the Town of Brookhaven will host the Annual Town Fair at the Longwood Estate.
Longwood Estate

Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society
Contact: 631-776-7640
Address: 31 Bellport Lane, Bellport, NY 11713
Information: The Museum Complex consists of six major buildings and structures on two acres in the heart of Bellport Village. Hours are seasonal, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 11am-4pm. Admission fee. Grounds include consignment shop.

Brookhaven Volunteer Firefighters Museum
Contact: 631-924-8114
Address: P.O. Box 367 -- Fireman’s Memorial Park, Route 25, Ridge, NY 11961
Information: Museum maintains collection of apparatus and artifacts related to firefighting. Saturdays 10am-4pm; Sundays 12Noon-4pm. Nov 1 to May 1, open Saturdays, 10am-2pm. Admission free, donations welcome.

Farmingville Historical Society
Contact: 631-698-5293
Address: P.O. Box 311-- Farmingville, NY 11738

First Congregational Church of New Village
Contact: 631-451-8038
Address: Middle Country Road, Lake Grove, NY
Information: Tours by appointment.

Greater Patchogue Historical Society
Contact: 631-654-1712
Address: P.O. Box 102 -- Patchogue, NY 11772
Information: New museum on West Main Street – call for times.

Swan River Schoolhouse
Contact: 631-654-1712
Address: 31 Roe Ave, East Patchogue, NY
Information: One-room schoolhouse built in 1858. Mini museum open by appointment. Wheelchair accessible, restroom.
Swan River School House

Historical Society of Greater Port Jefferson
Contact: 631-473-2665
Address: 115 Prospect Street, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Historical Society of Greater Port Jefferson

Mather House Museum
Contact: 631-654-1712
Address: 115 Prospect Street Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Information: Six building complex open June through Sept on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4 pm. Some exhibits wheelchair accessible. Restroom. Annual Country Auction, October 13, 2018.

Ketcham Inn Foundation, Inc.
Contact: 631-878-1855 or 631-878-8862
Address: 81 Main Street, Center Moriches, NY 11934
Information: This historic Inn and Tavern, listed on the State & National Register, is located on the north side of a big curve in the Old Coach Road (CR 80) as you head east. The Ketcham Inn Foundation, Inc is now preserving the Inn, once a stop for many coach travelers, as a Living History Museum and Cultural Center. Tours are available by appointment. Ketcham Inn Book Barn, featuring antiquarian to local history books, is open April through December, Saturdays and Sundays, 10 am to 4 pm. Closed for rain.
Ketcham Inn

Lake Ronkonkoma Historical Society
Contact: 631-467-3152 Open Saturdays 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Address: P.O. Box 2716 -- 328 Hawkins Avenue, Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Information: On site museum includes Indian artifacts, dolls, toys, baseball memorabilia, Maude Adams memorabilia. Open Saturdays, 10 am – 2pm. Society meets first Wednesday of the month, 7 pm, at the museum. Guests welcome, handicap access, no fee.

Fitz-Greene Hallock House
Address: 3269 Pond Road, Lake Ronkonkoma
Information: 14-room farmhouse set on 31/2 acres. Annual House Tour, Last Saturday in Sept. or by appointment. Owned and operated by the Lake Ronkonkoma Historical Society

Manorville Historical Society
Contact: 631-369-2250
Address: P.O. Box 2716 -- P.O. Box 4, North Street, Manorville, NY 11949
Information: Manorville School Museum includes restored schoolroom, local artifacts and thrift shop. Call for hours.

Moriches Bay Historical Society
Contact: 631-878-1776
Address: 15 Montauk Highway, Center Moriches, NY 11934
Information: The Havens House holds the Society’s collections of artifacts, manuscripts and memorabilia. Call for hours.

Museum, Manor of St. George
Contact: 631-281-5034 / Seasonal, call first
Address: William Floyd Parkway, Smith’s Point, NY
Information: Home of Wm. Tangier Smith family and descendents. Open Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 10am – 4:30pm, May 1 – October 30. Free admission. Take Wm. Floyd Pkwy south. Look for sign on the west side of the pkwy, just before the bridge to Smith’s Point Park.
Manor of St. George

Miller Place-Mount Sinai Historical Society
Contact: 631-476-5742
Address: P.O. Box 651 -- 75 North Country Road, Miller Place, NY 11764
Information: The William Miller House (c. 1720) is the oldest house in Miller Place. Property includes five other structures.

Rocky Point Historical Society
Contact: 631-255-4304
Address: P.O. Box 651 -- 75 North Country Road, Miller Place, NY 11764
Information: Noah Hallock homestead open for tours. Please call ahead for schedule.

Terryville Union Hall
Address: Terryville Road, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776

Three Village Historical Society
Contact: 631-751-3730
Address: 93 North Country Road, Setauket, NY 11733
Information: Three Village History Center is located in the Bayles-Swezey House at 93 North Country Road. Current exhibit is: SPIES How A Group of Long Island Patriots Helped George Washington Win the Revolution. See web site for detailed list of events and times.

Wading River Historical Society
Contact: 631-886-1014
Address: P.O. Box 263 -- 300 North Country Road, Wading River, NY 11792
Information: The Wading River Historical Society maintains the 1826 History House. Collections include local artifacts, vintage clothing, historic documents and local genealogy. Open by appointment; call 631-929-4082.

William Floyd Estate
Contact: 631-399-2030
Address: 245 Park Drive, Mastic Beach, NY 11951
Information: The estate contains the ancestral home, 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

Yaphank Historical Society
Contact: 631-924-3401
Address: P.O. Box 111 -- 4 Yaphank Avenue, Yaphank, NY 11980
Information: The Robert Hewlett Hawkins House at 4 Yaphank Avenue is the headquarters of the Yaphank Historical Society. Meetings are held the third Thursday, 7:30pm at The Swezey Avey House. Call for hours and meeting times.