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William Floyd Estate

245 Park Dr, Mastic Beach, NY 11951-4216
+1 631-399-2030
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Great piece of history.

The tour guides are great and everthing is very well preserved. The grounds are well kept with some... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Krista K
We loved going here as children- still fun as an adult

This place is excellent, beautiful grounds, hiking trails and a wonderful free tour of William... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
christie474
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Mastic Beach, New York
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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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour guides are great and everthing is very well preserved. The grounds are well kept with some great hiking trails. Beware of the ticks!

Thank Krista K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is excellent, beautiful grounds, hiking trails and a wonderful free tour of William Floyd's home. Very impressed by the tour, its awesome.

Thank christie474
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Reviewed 9 June 2018

This piece of history has an entrance in the middle of a residential area and opens up into the original homestead of the Floyd Family with history going back 300 years now. Step back into time and enjoy this free tour and learn of the...More

1  Thank sandrae960
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

If you're interested in revolutionary history, or the history of Long Island this place is a must see. The Old Mastic house has over 20 rooms and you'll see most of them on the tour. Our docent John was great, a really enthusiastic guide and...More

Thank Lou L
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

“Old Mastic” is a 25-room mansion built about 300 years ago on 600+ acres and housed eight generations of the William Floyd family. William Floyd, one of four New York signers of the Declaration of Independence, was born there in 1734. The FREE tour showcases...More

2  Thank Alix R
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

I visit there once a season. The history of the people that lived there, the buildings and the grounds are fascinating at any age. There are no high tech displays or 21st century distractions. Real history

3  Thank Joe M
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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Okay it is probably easier to get here then I think because we got very lost. However once you are there it is all worth it. This is not another restored Long Island Mansion. This is a perfectly preserved historic home dating from the 1700s...More

1  Thank Susan K
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

My friend and I wanted a Saturday morning adventure so we headed to the Wm. Floyd Estate on the Moriches Bay in Mastic Beach--not exactly on "the beaten trail" but well sign posted and tucked back into a neighborhood. Now its 613 acres are part...More

1  Thank LongIslandMabel
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Reviewed 29 June 2017

This is such an amazing site to go to. Not only is admission free, but so are the tours. Most people, even those in the town where the high school is named after William Floyd, do not know who William Floyd was. After stopping here...More

2  Thank Nicole C
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Reviewed 30 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

2  Thank Steve T
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tandhgoraj
20 May 2017|
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Response from Steve T | Reviewed this property |
The grounds are open. But the home does not open until Memorial Day weekend.
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