A new era at 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 have great news!  After over 360 years of ownership by the original Colonial family, Sylvester Manor, its cultural landscape and historic structures have been donated to our nonprofit farm.

We hope you will join us as we transform this hidden treasure into a thriving nonprofit organization committed to serving our neighbors and visitors by celebrating local food, history and arts & inventiveness in the every day.

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New & Noteworthy

Sylvester Manor welcomes new board leadership
Ostby to become President Emeritus as Seymour takes the helm, Dr. Steve Mrozowski to join Board of Directors // READ MORE
The Plant&Sing Festival 2014
Join us for our 6th annual Plant&Sing! festival of bluegrass and traditional music, celebrating local food and community on Shelter Island, NY // READ MORE
Sylvester Manor featured in Hamptons Cottages & Gardens
Sylvester Manor Educational Farm was featured in the July 15 issue of Hamptons Cottages & Gardens. Read the article and see some photos of areas in the house rarely seen by the public by clicking through and checking out the link. // READ MORE
Manor House, windmill and lands donated to our farm
Eben Fiske Ostby and family donate the Manor House, windmill and vast lands to our nonprofit farm, an unprecedented gift to the Shelter Island community. // READ MORE