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William Floyd Estate Facilities & Hours

William Floyd Estate
245 Park Drive
Mastic Beach, NY 11951
631-399-2030 (or 631-395-9693)

Grounds Open
April 5-May 18, 2014: Friday-Sunday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm
May 23-November 11, 2014: Friday-Sunday and holidays, 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Free self-guiding pamphlets for the outbuilding area and family cemetery are available at the Old Mastic House until 4:00 pm.
During the warmer months, come prepared for ticks and mosquitoes!

Old Mastic House Tours

Free 1-hour guided tours of the 25-room furnished house are offered every half-hour. Last tour leaves at 4:00 p.m.
May 23-November 11, 2014: Friday-Sunday and holidays, 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Plan to spend at least 2 hours at the William Floyd Estate to see the house, grounds and family cemetery. Don't forget to bring insect repellent if you plan to tour the grounds and cemetery.

Students create grave stone rubbings in cemetery.

"Documents in Stone" concludes with the opportunity to create a grave stone rubbing you may take home.

Special Programs
Special guided tours and programs are being offered periodically at the William Floyd Estate year-round. Check the Calendar of Events for the latest scheduled activities.

Group looks at books at sales desk.

The sales room is open at the conclusion of each house tour.

An Eastern National sales area is located in the Old Mastic House. At the conclusion of the guided tour, you may purchase additional materials to help you learn more about the life and times of William Floyd and his family.

Stop by as you leave the tour.


Did You Know?

PWC passes a green channel marker in bay near wooded shoreline and salt marsh.

The use of personal watercraft (PWCs or JetSkis) is restricted within the boundaries of Fire Island National Seashore. While not permitted at National Park Service facilities or near shorelines, PWCs may use the marked channels to access some of the Fire Island communities. More...