8. Mather House

Mather House

The Mather House is the current home of The Historical Society of Greater Port Jefferson. The home was built between 1840 and 1860 for the Mather family, prominent Port Jefferson shipbuilders. The home includes a parlor room with furniture typical of the mid-1800s, paintings by local artists like William Davis and Leon Foster Jones, and a Victorian hair wreath displayed on the wall. Additionally, the home features dresses from a Bayles masquerade in 1876 and model hulls used at local shipyards.

Museum Store of Historical Society of Greater Port Jefferson

Spinning wheels and quilts are found in its craft house, while shipbuilding artifacts are found in its barn, tool shed, and country store.