William Floyd Estate, Mastic Beach

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William Floyd House, also known as Nicholl Floyd House and Old Mastic House, was a home of William Floyd, a signer of the U.S. Declaration of Independence, in Mastic Beach, New York. It was his home from 1734 until 1803. This home is distinct from Gen. William Floyd House, his later home in Westernville, New York, that is also on the National Register and which was designated a National Historic Landmark.The two William Floyd houses are believed to be the only surviving homes in New York of signers of the Declaration of Independence. The Mastic home is "reputed to be the best preserved and oldest manor house" in its part of Long Island.It is located about.29 miles south of Washington Ave. and Wavecrest Drive in Mastic Beach. The home was built by Nicholl Floyd, who was William Floyd's father, and was given to William's son, also named Nicholl Floyd. The house was visited by Marquis de Lafayette and others.The house is owned by the National Park Service as part of Fire Island National Seashore, although it's not on Fire Island itself.
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  • August 8, 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 hi...  more »
  • August 4, 2017
    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 prese...  more »
  • July 8, 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 int...  more »
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  • June 18, 2017
    The William Floyd Estate was a perfect afternoon experience my wife, newborn and myself. The National Park Ranger Guide was wonderful. I honestly am blanking on her name mainly because everything she had to say was about the Floyd Estate and family. She had been there since 79' and had so many interesting stories about the house and the estate. Great time spent on some beautiful land. Fantastic and surreal view of the ocean from the house too. NOTE: When just clicking "Directions" on your phone it will take you to the wrong place. Make sure you click on the actual entrance address.
  • November 6, 2016
    Free 1 hr 45 min tour of the 25 room home (length varies by guide) by a very knowledgeable guide named Denise. Covered everything from Revolutionary War era to 1960s when the house was donated. Tons of well-preserved artifacts. Graveyard and nature trails on the estate as well.
  • October 3, 2016
    We went during the very end of the off season and had a private tour throughout the house. Learned a ton of cool stuff and saw a ton of cool things. Highly recommend!
  • October 19, 2015
    Great little hidden Gem in the middle of Mastic Beach. The guides were excellent and place was rich in History from the the 1700s to the 1960s. Worth a trip especially since William Flord was a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
  • March 24, 2017
    Cool historic site.

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