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Sylvester Manor Educational Farm

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1651 family homestead

It's fascinating to think this property has been in the family since 1651, although the house... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
New York City, New York
Feed the goats. Browse the Farmstand.

We took the ferry to cross to Shelter Island and this was one of two stops we were interested... read more

Reviewed 25 January 2016
Quezon City, Philippines
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  • Average0%
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  • Terrible4%
17 Aug 2018
“love it here”
22 Jun 2018
“Not what is advertised”
Our mission is to cultivate, preserve, and share these lands, buildings, and stories- inviting new thought about the importance of food, culture and place in our daily lives. Once a Native American hunting and fishing ground, Sylvester Manor has...more
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80 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island, NY 11964
+1 631-749-0626
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Reviewed 18 August 2018

Go to the farmers amrket open daily or walk the property and see the beautiful farm animals and plants. Great for all ages

Thank Karen E
Tracy M, Manager at Sylvester Manor Educational Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

We are so glad you enjoyed your time at Sylvester Manor! We hope you come back again soon.

Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

Apparently, you can not just show up her with a child thinking you can do ANYTHING. After reading the website and reviews on TripAdvisor etc, it says it’s a great place for kids. Well we were told at the office that it’s not open to...More

4  Thank Meaghan G
Tracy M, Manager at Sylvester Manor Educational Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

We're so sorry to hear you didn't have a good experience at Sylvester Manor. Our grounds are open to the public spring through fall, and in additional to having two working farms - a 4-acre vegetable farm/CSA and 60 acres of grazing cattle - we...More

Reviewed 3 May 2018

Great farm located on beautiful Shelter Island. We purchased a huge tomato and it was probably the best we've ever had!

Thank tug11
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

It's was closed when we went this week, you need to call before going, especially in this time. Almost everything it's closed in Shelter Island

Thank Carolina C
Reviewed 12 July 2017

It's fascinating to think this property has been in the family since 1651, although the house itself has been torn down and rebuilt I believe in the 1700s. While you cannot overlook the slave-plantation history, there is still something about the women who ran the...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2017

This site is quite unusual for the Hamptons area -- it was a working plantation and shipping port and has been in the same family for generations.

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Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Although there's nothing on their website that says so, showing up wanting to tour the house is not advisable. I was told, "The house is never open to the public," in a tone that implied that one should obviously know that. She said, "I'd invite...More

2  Thank Arin S
Reviewed 2 November 2016

My wife's family goes back 11 generations at this manor so we took a private tour of the house. Fascinating history about the families, Sylvester, Havens, Gardiners, etc. Original manor property was essentially the entire island and thus all of the history of the island...More

Thank William B
Reviewed 4 May 2016

gorgeous grounds, peaceful and quiet. has a farmers market too. however, in the spring you need to check when it is open as the hours are much more limited than they are in the summer. I wish both were open more.

Thank Karen E
Reviewed 25 January 2016

We took the ferry to cross to Shelter Island and this was one of two stops we were interested in. The Farmstand had a lot of items for sale from produce, flowers, even soaps. For $2.00 you could buy a pack of feed and hand...More

2  Thank RinaBlue13
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