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William Floyd Estate

245 Park Dr, Mastic Beach, NY 11951-4216
+1 631-399-2030
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A Must for American history lovers

“Old Mastic” is a 25-room mansion built about 300 years ago on 600+ acres and housed eight... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alix R
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New York
Excellent source of historical facts

I visit there once a season. The history of the people that lived there, the buildings and the... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Joe M
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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 1 week ago

“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

1  Thank Alix R
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

1  Thank Joe M
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
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
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
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
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
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tandhgoraj
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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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