Henry Lloyd House and, Joseph Lloyd ManorTo celebrate the birthday of Long Island writer Jupiter Hammon and Black Poetry Day on October 14, 2023

Free tours of Henry Lloyd House and Joseph Lloyd Manor in Lloyd Harbor present the story of America's first published African American poet

Lloyd Harbor, New York— Preservation Long Island and the Lloyd Harbor Historical Society have partnered to host a special two-site tour day on October 14th to celebrate the birthday of Jupiter Hammon, the first published African American poet.

Free tours of Henry Lloyd House and Joseph Lloyd Manor in Lloyd Harbor present the story of America's first published African American poet whose extraordinary life spanned nearly a century, and witnessed the beginnings and end of enslavement, a revolution, and the establishment of a new nation.

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, designated as a national Literary Landmark™ in 2020 by the United for Libraries and Empire State Center for the Book.

The free 45-minute tours are available from 11am to 3pm starting at the Henry Lloyd House and ending at Joseph Lloyd Manor, with refreshments at both sites. Capacity at both houses is limited and advance online registration is highly recommended.

For more information and to reserve free tickets visit:


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) and
Joseph Lloyd Manor, 1 Lloyd Lane (corner of Lloyd Lane)
Cost: FREE (Reserve tickets in advance online at preservationlongisland.org)

About Preservation Long Island

Preservation Long Island is a not-for-profit organization committed to working with Long Islanders to celebrate and preserve our diverse cultural and architectural heritage through advocacy, education, and the stewardship of historic sites and collections.



Preservation Long Island maintains and interprets historic sites and collections that embody various aspects of Long Island’s history including:


Joseph Lloyd Manor, Lloyd Harbor http://preservationlongisland.org/joseph-lloyd-manor/

Custom House, Sag Harbor http://preservationlongisland.org/custom-house/

Sherwood-Jayne Farm, Setauket http://preservationlongisland.org/sherwood-jayne-farm/

Old Methodist Church and Exhibition Gallery http://preservationlongisland.org/methodist-church/


About Lloyd Harbor Historical Society

The Lloyd Harbor Historical Society, founded in 1974, is dedicated to preserving the early history of the area. The main focus of the Society has been the restoration of the Henry Lloyd Manor House built in 1711, the George Weir Barn, and the surrounding gardens and grounds.




Andrea Hart, Public Affairs Director, Preservation Long Island ahart@preservationlongisland.org 631.692.4664x108


Elizbeth Abrams, Assistant Director for Operations & Programs

eabrams@preservationlongisland.org 631-692-4664 Ext. 104

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