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Suffolk County Executive Romaine Announces Presidents' Day Tours at Sagtikos Manor

Tours to be Hosted by the Sagtikos Manor Historical Society

HAUPPAUGE, NY -- Suffolk County Executive Ed Romaine today announced that the Sagtikos Manor Historical Society will host a special Presidents’ Day Event, George Washington and the Manor, on Saturday, February 17 and Sunday, February 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Tours will be given every hour at Sagtikos Manor, 677 W Montauk Hwy, Bayshore. The cost is $10 for adults (18+) and $5 for kids (8-17). Cash or check will be accepted at the door.


“Sagtikos Manor stands as a testament to the rich tapestry of Long Island’s history, embodying both its natural beauty and its enduring cultural heritage,” said Romaine. “From the vital role the Sagtikos Manor played during the Revolutionary War to hosting George Washington during his tour of Long Island, its history serves as significant historical landmark that should be celebrated and studied for generations to come.”


Jason Smagin, Commissioner, Suffolk County Parks said: “We are so thankful to our dedicated volunteers at the Sagtikos Manor Historical society for putting on a program that allows visitors to experience history involving our first president. Being able to connect with history in such a unique way is one of the many reasons we value our historic properties in Suffolk County Parks.”


The history of Sagtikos Manor spans more than three centuries from its original purchase from the Secatogue tribe by Stephanus Van Cortlandt in 1692 to the present. Several families owned the Manor until Jonathan Thompson purchased the property in 1758, where it stayed in the Thomas-Gardiner Family until it was bought by Suffolk County in 2002. The famed Estate once served as a headquarters for the British Army on Long Island for a brief time during the Revolutionary War. Additionally, George Washington spent the night of April 21, 1790, at Sagtikos Manor, which he recorded in the diary he kept of his tour of Long Island.


The Sagtikos Manor Historical Society was founded in 1963 by the then Islip Town Historian, George L. Weeks, Jr., and a small group interested in preserving the rich history of a growing and changing suburban area. The purposes for which the society is founded are to preserve and work for the preservation of historic buildings and landmarks in Suffolk County, NY with attention to Sagtikos Manor. The society promotes and encourages historical research, promote public knowledge of and interest in local and national history.

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