Sands-Willets House, Port Washington

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Sands-Willets Homestead is a historic home located at Port Washington in Nassau County, New York. It is a 20-room, shingled 2-story building with an enlarged porch and porte cochere. The west wing dates to about 1735 and was originally a four-bay, -story house with end chimneys over a full basement. The main portion of the house is a Greek Revival–style dwelling built during the first half of the 19th century. Also on the property is a contributing barn dated to the late 17th century and garden. The barn was moved to the property in 1978. It is operated as a historic house museum by the Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society, which also offers tours of the Thomas Dodge Homestead.
It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.
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  • Their Fair is well known and well attended. They always have some interesting craft people and good food. This is a fun local place to visit. I wouldn't make a separate trip, but, if you are in the...  more »
  • We live in Port so we have been going to both the Country fairs and special events at Sand-Willet House for many years. The historic house has been restored and furnished with period furniture and...  more »
  • Take a step back in time and visit this historic gem. There are so many reminders of the typical life "Back in the Day". Kudos to the folks that give their time and volunteer so that we can take a glimpse of how life was before "smart phones"🙄 It's fun, take an hour, you won't be disappointed !
  • I attended the Sands-Willets House Fall Country Fair & loved the tour of the two houses. The Port Washington Historical society members were the tour guides. Very informative and interesting if you like the history of Long Island.

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