Celebrate with Sylvester Manor

Sylvester Manor, Shelter Island’s 1652 homestead, has embarked on a new era as an organic farm, historic plantation and vibrant arts and education center, with programs open to all.

We’re glad you’ve connected with us in this momentous year when our farm received the gift of the historic Manor House, its fields, forest and cultural landscape after 360 years of ownership by the Sylvester family.

If you’ve visited, you know we have plenty of work to do to sustain this place and by doing so, help sustain our community.  With your support, stories will continue to flow from every inch of the Manor and its grounds and this place will endure for generations to come.

New & Noteworthy

History
Joseph McGill to experience life in the Manor House in first ever Slave Dwelling Project visit to New York
Sylvester Manor is proud to host Slave Dwelling Project founder Joseph McGill on his first project visit to New York. Joe will spend the night of August 14 sleeping in the living quarters of the Sylvesters' enslaved and bonded servants --- the Manor House attic. // READ MORE
The Farm
Sylvester Manor Vegetable Donations
We're delighted to share the farm's bounty with the community. // READ MORE
Education Programs
AFTEE awards grant for interpretive signs in the Windmill Field
All for the East End, AFTEE, recently selected Sylvester Manor to receive a $2,500 microgrant to fund interpretive signs in the Windmill Field. AFTEE's mission is to support community nonprofit organizations that work to make the East End a better place to live, work, and recreate. Thank you, AFTEE, for funding this project, one of 20 awards granted to East End nonprofits. // READ MORE
History
Sylvester Manor Placed on the National Register of Historic Places
Sylvester Manor is thrilled to announce that on April 28, 2015, the National Park Service officially added all 225-acres of fields, gardens, woodlands and 1737 manor house to the National Register of Historic Places. // READ MORE