Located in the present-day Town of Huntington, Joseph Lloyd Manor was completed in 1767 for Joseph Lloyd (1716–1780). The house was the center of the Manor of Queens Village, a 3,000-acre provisioning plantation established in the late 17th century on the ancestral lands of the Matinecock Nation. Jupiter Hammon (1711–before 1806), one of the first published African American writers, was one of the many people of African descent enslaved at the site. The British occupied Joseph Lloyd Manor during the Revolutionary War, and it is where Hammon authored his most significant works about the moral conflicts of slavery and freedom in the early United States.
The house remained in the Lloyd family until 1876, eventually becoming the country house of Mrs. Anna Matheson Wood (1882–1980) who donated the property to Preservation Long Island in 1968. Today, Joseph Lloyd Manor is recognized as a national Literary Landmark in honor of Jupiter Hammon and sits upon a spectacular 2.5-acre setting overlooking Lloyd Harbor.
Jupiter Hammon Project
Learn about Preservation Long Island’s long-term initiative to develop a more relevant and equitable interpretation of Joseph Lloyd Manor.
Joseph Lloyd Manor
1 Lloyd Lane (on corner of Lloyd Ln)
Lloyd Harbor, NY 11743
Open Seasonally: June – October
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