The Joseph Lloyd Manor House is located on the ancestral lands of the Matinecock people. Completed in 1767 for Joseph Lloyd (1716–1780), the house once served as the seat of a 3,000-acre provisioning plantation and agricultural estate known as the Manor of Queens Village. The British occupied the manor house during the Revolutionary War and it is where Jupiter Hammon (1711–before 1806), one of the earliest published African American authors, lived, wrote, and was enslaved for most of his life.
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 occupies 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
**Due to NYS guidelines that may be in effect, please call to confirm opening hours**
Memorial Day Weekend – Columbus Day
Sundays, 1:00PM – 5:00PM and by appointment: 631-692-4664
Children (7-14) $3
Education Programs at Joseph Lloyd Manor
On-Site Education: Learn about our on-site programs at Joseph Lloyd Manor for school groups that meet New York State English Language Arts Standard 1 and Social Studies Standard 1 requirements. Pre and post-visit materials are included.
For Teachers: The Joseph Lloyd Manor House offers afternoon and week-end teacher workshops on the history of “Colonial Long Island” and the “Slave Experience in New York.”