The Bayport Heritage Association was formed in 1983 and is dedicated to the preservation of the history of Bayport. The association has an extensive collection of archival photographs, vintage clothing, artifacts and books. Through the years, the group has been particularly active in the restoration of Meadow Croft, a John Ellis Roosevelt summer home and now a historical museum on the border of Bayport and Sayville. The association provides lectures and resources- educational, historical, environmental and social programs and services for the community and interested public.

Tour the Meadow Croft Estate


photo © 2009 Alida Thorpe
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Saturday & Sunday, from June through October, Meadow Croft is open for visitors.
Tours will be Saturday and Sunday, 2 pm

Directions: Long Island Expressway (Route 495) to Exit 62 South (Nicolls Road.) At end, turn right onto Montauk Highway (Route 27A). Go about one mile and at Amoco Gas Station, turn left onto McConnell Ave. Go to end, make right onto Middle Road. Entrance is on the right.

Meadow Croft House Tours open Sat. & Sun. 2-4pm June - October

The John Ellis Roosevelt Home known as Meadow Croft located at 200 Middle road in Sayville.

John Ellis Roosevelt and his family escaped the summer heat of the city for the cooling breezes of Long Island. The original house was built in 1867, purchased by the Roosevelt's in 1890 and expanded in the colonial Revival style by noted architect, Isaac Green Jr. 

It was owned by the Roosevelt's for nearly a century. By the early 1980's, the house had fallen into disrepair and was threatened with being lost. Bayport Heritage Association came to its rescue, approaching the county and creating a partnership. 

During the tour new exhibits include works from local artists, the auto Barn and the long awaited Carriage house.
Pack a picnic lunch, take a tour, then go back and do some wine tasting at Loughlin Vineyards.
Hope to see you there!

For more information email us at bbphistorial@gmail.com or check us out 
on Facebook at "Bayport Heritage Association".
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3 comments:

  1. Anonymous8/22/2014

    Is Meadow Croft available for wedding receptions? Thank you. regaliaorganics@gmail.com

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  2. Anonymous8/22/2014

    I"m sorry. At this time we cannot provide space for receptions. Thank you for asking!

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  3. Anonymous6/26/2015

    Hi, Just wondering if you know the history prior to the Roosevelt's purchasing it....I have heard a family story that one of my ancestors sold it to them....While I don't think that is true, just wondering if you could shed any light on it's previous history...Thanks... ciparliamo@aol.com

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