History & Heritage Walking Tour (Extended)

10:30 am

12:00 pm
80 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island

Walk through history as you learn about the early history of Sylvester Manor and stories of the individuals from the three cultures that came together at the time of the establishment of Shelter Island in 1651: the Indigenous Manhansett Tribe who made the island their home for a millennium, the European businessmen who bought Shelter Island to provision their Caribbean sugar operation, the Enslaved Africans brought as the island’s labor force and the Free People of Color who continued to live and work at the Manor after Emancipation and who are anonymously buried here.

This 90-minute tour will feature the Manor Grounds and the Afro-Indigenous Burial Ground. Please dress comfortably and wear closed-toe walking shoes. Inclement weather cancels the tour and refunds will be issued. Insect repellent will be available for your use. This tour is not ADA accessible and is recommended for ages 12+.

Tickets are $40 per person and advanced registration is recommended.