Preservation Long Island and Lloyd Harbor Historical Society host a special two-part tour to celebrate the story of Jupiter Hammon, the first published African American poet.

Jupiter Hammon was born into slavery at Henry Lloyd Manor on October 17, 1711, a date now celebrated as Black Poetry Day. Hammon went on to compose several of his most significant works while later enslaved at Joseph Lloyd Manor.

When: Saturday, October 14, 2023, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Where: Lloyd Harbor, New York:
Henry Lloyd House, 41 Lloyd Harbor Road (within Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve)
Joseph Lloyd Manor,1 Lloyd Lane (corner of Lloyd Ln)
Cost: FREE Capacity is limited and advance online registration is highly recommended.

Tours start at 11:00am, with the final tour at 3:00pm. Tours run every 45 minutes beginning at the Henry Lloyd House and continue at Joseph Lloyd Manor, with refreshments at both sites!

Click HERE to learn more about Jupiter Hammon.

Event FAQs:

How do the tours work? Arrive at Henry Lloyd Manor at least 10 minutes in advance of your tour to check in (allow for more time if you’d like refreshments in advance). At the close of this half of the tour, drive to Joseph Lloyd Manor (.5 miles west down Lloyd Harbor Road; make a right on Lloyd Lane for parking area).

Where can I park? There is free parking available at each site.

Is the site wheelchair accessible? Henry Lloyd Manor is not accessible and only the first floor of Joseph Lloyd Manor is accessible. Both sites include stairs.

What is included with the free entry to the event? Admission includes tours of and refreshments at both sites

Are pets allowed on the property? Sorry, no pets. Service animals only.