Sylvester Manor History & Heritage 45-min. Tour
Join a short walking tour to learn the early history of the three cultures that came together in 1651 when Shelter Island was established.
Saturdays: July 3, 17, 31; August 14, 28; September 4, 18
11:00 am (45 minutes)
Sylvester Manor Educational Farm
80 North Ferry Road
Shelter Island, NY 11964
Walk through history with a history and heritage educator as you learn about early history of Shelter Island and stories of the three cultures that came together at the time of the establishment of Sylvester Manor on Shelter Island in 1651: the Indigenous Native American Manhansett Tribe who made the island their home for a millennium, the European businessmen who bought Shelter Island to provision their Caribbean sugar operation, and the Enslaved Africans brought from the West Indies as the island’s labor force.
This tour is not ADA accessible and is recommended for ages 12+. All CDC and Department of Health COVID-19 guidelines will be followed.