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

Manor House Open Hours – The Slave Dwelling Project
Sylvester Manor welcomes Joseph McGill of the Slave Dwelling Project during our August 15 Open Hours. // READ MORE
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
Sylvester Manor’s New Vegetable Grower and First Apprentice Arrive
We welcome our new farm crew to Sylvester Manor! // READ MORE
Senator Gillibrand Calls for Sylvester Manor to Be Placed on the National Register of Historic Places