Town-Owned Historic Sites

First Congregational Church of New Village

  • Address: Middle Country Road, Lake Grove 11755
  • Dates: New York and National Landmark since 2002
    Information: Originally planned to be the New Village Meeting place, the church was officially opened in 1817. The congregation, established in 1815 was headed by Pastor Jacob Corwin as the "Third Congregational Church of Brookhaven."
  • Contact: Town of Brookhaven Department of Parks and Recreation Phone: 631-451-6100
  • Open to the Public: By Appointment
Black and white image of a church and cemetery
Black and white image of students outside schoolhouse

Swan River School House

  • Address:31 Roe Avenue, East Patchogue 11772
  • Dates: Town of Brookhaven Landmark September 2011; NYS and National Registration 2017.
  • Information: Furnishings include the original desks and benches, pot belly stove, large iron bell (brought indoors after the hurricane of 1938), plus exhibits of real pertinent to life in the area in olden days.
  • Contact: Patchogue Historical Society Phone: 631-654-1712
  • Open to the Public: By Appointment

Longwood Estate (Smith Estate)

  • Address: 205 Longwood Road, Ridge 11961
  • Dates: National Landmark since December 1981;  Historic District July 1985.
  • Information: c.1790 Home of the William Sydney and Eleanor Jones Smith Family. Site includes barn, outbuilding, Ridge School House and Family cemetery.
  • Contact: Town of Brookhaven Department of Parks and Recreation Phone: 631-924-1820
  • Open to the Public: Weekdays and Special Events
Black and white image of a three story home
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Lester H. Davis House

  • Address: 263 Middle Country Road, Coram 11727
  • Dates: Landmark - Brookhaven April 1986, NYS September 2000, National August 2001
  • Information: In 1790, the town decided to move the site of government from Setauket to Coram to provide a more convenient central location for the voters. The mode of government was the annual town meeting held in April.
  • Contact: Town of Brookhaven Department of Parks and Recreation Phone: 631-924-1820
  • Open to the Public: Under Construction

Gamecock Cottage

  • Address: Trustees Road, Stony Brook
  • Dates: Landmark - Brookhaven April 2005, NYS and National Fall 2005
  • Information: Under pending license agreement with Three Village Community Trust - Cynthia Barnes.
  • Contact: Ketcham Inn Foundation 631-878-1855
  • Open to the Public: By Appointment
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Josiah Woodhull House / Selden Farm

Josiah Woodhull House / Seldoon Farm

  • Address: 170 North Country Road, Wading River 11786,
  • Dates: Landmark - Brookhaven April 2005, NYS and National August 2007
  • Information: The second story was built first and later the house was raised and the lower story added. Wooley's Mill, a sawmill, was in operation for many years in the years gone by. Kennel building is leased to the Smithtown Hunt, as they house their hounds there.
  • Contact: Town of Brookhaven Department of Parks and Recreation Phone: 631-924-1820
  • Open to the Public: No

Merritt-Hawkins House

  • Address: Pond Path, just south of Upper Sheep Pasture Road, Setauket
  • Dates: Landmark - Brookhaven April 2005, New York State and National August 2007
  • Information: The historic Hawkins Homestead Preserve abuts the Nassakeag Elementary School. c.1802 home in historic South Setauket community.
  • Contact: Town of Brookhaven Department of Parks and Recreation Phone: 631-451-6100
  • Open to the Public: Leased to Three Village Dads. Open for special programs.
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Terryville Union Hall

  • Address: 358 Terryville Road, Port Jefferson Station
  • Dates: Landmark - Brookhaven April 2005, NYS and National August 2007
  • Information: Leased to the Port Jefferson Station - Terryville Civic Association.
  • Open to the Public: for Civic Association programs.

Mary E Bell House

  • Address: 66 Railroad Avenue, Center Moriches, 11934
  • Dates: Town of Brookhaven Landmark February 2011
  • Information: The Alice Bell House was created in the late 19th century. Landmark - Brookhaven February 2011, NYS September 2020, National November 2020. Brookhaven Historic District since November 2001
  • Contact: Ketcham Inn Foundation 631-878-1855
  • Open to the Public: Special Events
Mary E Bell House Historic Site
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Smith Osip Farm

  • Address: Corner Montauk Highway and Bay Avenue, East Moriches, 11940
  • Dates: Included in Town of Brookhaven "Open Space" purchases
  • Information: Smith Osip Farm was purchased by the Town of Brookhaven to preserve open space. East Moriches Historic District established in November 2001.
  • Contact: Parks Department Phone: 631-451-6100
  • Open to the Public: No