Stony Brook Village Center

The Stony Brook Village Center, located at Main Street on the Harbor, is the creation of philanthropist Ward Melville and was recognized as the first planned business center in the United States. Its many unique features include a sweeping village green and crescent-shaped design. In its early years, the American Institute of Architects hosted an […]

Discovery Wetlands Cruise

Across Dock Road from the Three Village Inn, the Ward Melville Heritage Organization’s pontoon boat “Discovery” departs from Stony Brook Marine Services located in Stony Brook, NY.  The  27 passenger vessel cruises through the organization’s 88-acre wetlands preserve for a 1 1/2 hour tour.  A naturalist on board explains the wildlife that passengers observe, the […]

The Thompson House, c. 1709

Built in 1709, this five-room saltbox farmhouse is one of the largest houses in the Town of Brookhaven.   The Thompson House was home to five generations of Thompsons. American Patriot, Farmer and Physician, Doctor Thompson was a prestigious member of the Setauket community, who treated many local residents. Members of George Washington’s Culper Spy Ring […]

The Brewster House, c. 1665

Built in 1665 and considered the oldest house in the Town of Brookhaven, the Brewster House was home to six generations of Brewsters. The house has transformed over the centuries from the one-room cottage to its present saltbox structure. During the American Revolution, Joseph Brewster operated the house as a tavern and general store, entertaining […]

The Country House Restaurant

The Country House Restaurant, c. 1710, is located on the corner of Route 25A and Main Street in historic Stony Brook. Whether it be fine dining, a special party or just a night out, the Country House will make that occasion memorable. Beautiful details abound in each room from the centerpieces to the hand painted […]