• Miles of uncrowded white sandy beaches extend to the horizon, separating the clear blue ocean and undulating grass-covered dunes.

    Fire Island

    National Seashore New York

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  • Pet Restrictions in Effect March 15 through Labor Day

    Dogs/other pets (except for service animals) are not allowed in the wilderness or on any of Fire Island's federally owned oceanfront beaches from March 15 through Labor Day to help protect threatened and endangered beach-nesting shorebirds. More »

  • Backcountry Camping Permit and Access Procedures

    Reservations for required permits must be obtained through www.recreation.gov. Due to the breach at Old Inlet, access to both east and west wilderness camping zones must now be from Watch Hill or points west, and involve a 1½ to 8 mile hike. More »

  • Attention Watch Hill Ferry Passengers

    Due to channel conditions, delay or cancellation of ferry service between Patchogue and Watch Hill may occur. For updated ferry schedule information, please call 631-475-1665.

Event Details

  • 10/26/2013

    Ranger leading grave stone rubbing activity.
    Location: Fire Island National Seashore: William Floyd Estate | Map Time: 10:00 AM Fee Information: Free; reservations required. Contact Name: William Floyd Estate Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 631-399-2030

It's a unique introduction to genealogical research, conducted in the family cemetery at the William Floyd Estate. Discover a variety of ways to learn about grave markers from the materials they were made of, to foot stones, to kinship, to burial characteristics. Learn about the origins of the "Deaths Head" and take home a grave stone rubbing. 

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