Visitors to Mastic and Mastic Beach might notice that some of the buildings look from another time. That’s because they are remnants of the communities’ historical past.
One historical site includes the “Old Mastic House,” inherited by William Floyd in 1755 from his father, Nicoll Floyd. His property was seized by the British army during the Battle of Long Island.
Floyd returned in 1783 to rebuild his estate from damages suffered from British occupation.
The current 25-room estate, on 613 acres, is open to the public from Memorial Day to Veterans Day.
Mastic Beach, a 90-minute drive from the city, attracts visitors with its quiet beachside life.
While driving down Neighborhood Road or Montauk Highway in Mastic, keep an eye out for these historic buildings.
William Floyd Estate
245 Park Drive, Mastic Beach
Owned by the Floyd family for over 250 years, the house was donated to Fire Island National Seashore in 1976.
The grounds are still open to the public.
1708 Montauk Hwy., Mastic
The current Island Cinemas was once the home of an A&P grocery store.