Our Attractions

The Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame
Village Center Environs
97P Main St, Stony Brook NY, 11790

The Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame is proud to open its doors to an awe-inspiring new facility in Stony Brook, NY that is dedicated to the recognition, honor, and preservation of Long Island’s music and entertainment heritage. Since 2004, their organization has Inducted over 120 music artists and related professionals who will now be recognized in a permanent home. The space—covering 8,800 square feet—features a large exhibition area, theater, and an official “Hall of Fame Museum.”

Their official “Hall of Fame Museum” features displays of original musical instruments, famous awards, apparel, and other memorabilia from many of Long Island’s favorite artists. The wide variety of talent represented by the 120 inductees includes names like Billy Joel, Blue Oyster Cult, KISS, LL Cool J, Debbie Gibson, Louis Armstrong, the Stray Cats, and Run-DMC, among many others.

Come visit their Billy Joel Exhibit. NOW OPEN!

  • Explore over 5 decades of rare memorabilia.
  • Experience Billy Joel’s life-spanning career through his albums, tours, inspirations and personal experiences.
  • Filled with over 50 years of rare memorabilia, videos, awards, recordings, instruments, photos, many donated from Billy’s personal collection.
  • Runs through Summer 2024!
  • Only at The Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall Of Fame!

Get your tickets and gift packages at TheBillyExhibit.com


Stony Brook Village Center
Harbor Crescent
111 Main Street, Stony Brook, NY 11790
(631) 751-2244
Monday - Saturday : 10am - 6pm
Sunday : 12pm - 5pm

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 a crescent-shaped design. In its early years, the American Institute of Architects hosted an annual conference in Stony Brook to meet with Mr. Melville and study his creation. The eagle on the Stony Brook Post Office pediment flaps its wings every hour, on the hour, from 8am to 8pm daily – as it has done so for 75 years, continuing to welcome thousands of visitors to the specialty shops and restaurants in Stony Brook.


For more information about the Ward Melville Heritage Organization, visit www.wmho.org

Mill Pond Fishing Club, Inc.
Village Center Environs
Harbor Road Stony Brook, NY, 11790

The Stony Brook Mill Pond is fed by clear woodland streams and by the pure delight of the members of the Mill Pond Fishing Club. Members enjoy the social aspect, spending a few hours by the pond before sharing a meal in Stony Brook Village.

What if you’d like to join them, but don’t know how to fish? The Club will be happy to teach you.  There’s always something to learn, even for those who’ve been fishing for years.

At the Mill Pond, strict catch-and-release policies are upheld as Club members prioritize environmental conservation. The Pond is regularly stocked with trout, while carp thrive alongside a notable resurgence of largemouth bass. Beyond fishing, members delight in observing diverse wildlife, including deer, turtles, and various aquatic birds, all calling the Pond home.

Membership costs $40 a year. The Club runs several fishing contests each year, awarding trophies to the winners. It’s an easygoing competition among friends.

Anyone interested in learning more about the Mill Pond Fishing Club can call Joe Lamberti at 516-315-2122, or email Woollybugger56@aol.com

The Jazz Loft
Village Center Environs
275 Christian Avenue, Stony Brook, NY 11790
(631) 751-1895
Thursday - Saturday : 12pm - 5pm

Preservation, education and performance is the mission of The Jazz Loft, a 6,000 s/f venue leased to this not-for-profit organization by the Ward Melville Heritage Organization. Located at 275 Christian Avenue, Stony Brook (next to the Three Village Inn), President and Founder Tom Manuel offers a treasure trove of memorabilia that includes thousands of archives from some of the greatest jazz musicians of their day. On display are instruments, diaries, autographed pictures, original sheet music, and even an orchestra stage that was constructed from the original Roseland Ballroom dance floor. Given the mission of The Jazz Loft to educate and preserve this American-born art form, the venue includes a full calendar of musical performances, as well as classes for special needs people with autism, learning disabilities, dementia and Alzheimer’s. Visit thejazzloft.org for full information, details and upcoming events.


Please respect our neighbors and refrain from parking in spots on Christian Avenue and use designated Jazz Loft Parking marked on the map. Please view the map for where to park when visiting the Jazz Loft. Parking is available in the front and rear of the Stony Brook Fire Department and at the Town of Brookhaven Parking Lot – as seen on the map.

Discovery Wetlands Cruise
Village Center Environs
For reservations and more information please call:
(631) 751-2244

The Ward Melville Heritage Organization’s 27-passenger pontoon boat cruises through the organization’s 88-acre wetlands preserve for a 1 1/2-hour tour. An on-board naturalist describes the wildlife you see and the the natural and human history of the area.


Cruises are scheduled according to the tide table, starting in May and going through to October.


The vessel is located across Shore Road from the Three Village Inn, and departs from Stony Brook Marine Services (see map).


View pricing and the full schedule here!

As there is a maximum capacity onboard, we strongly recommend calling ahead to make reservations. We do allow for walk-ons – walk-on pricing is different and is CASH ONLY.


Three Village Inn
Village Center Environs
150 Main Street, Stony Brook, NY 11790
(631) 751-0555

Known as the Old Homestead, the original structure of Mirabelle at Three Village Inn was built in 1751 by Richard Hallock and originally owned by Jonas Smith who was known to be Long Island’s first millionaire.  The Inn offers a tavern, overnight accommodations and a four-star restaurant. Their Master and Signature Suites are the ideal getaway retreat for that perfect occasion offering luxury accommodations, complimentary high speed internet access, breakfast at Mirabelle Tavern and courtesy discounts towards the Stony Brook Village Shopping Center. A Lessing’s property, the Three Village Inn is also a unique setting for weddings, private affairs or your special event in their manicured gardens overlooking scenic Stony Brook Harbor.


Click here for additional information about the Three Village Inn.

Kayak & Paddle Board Rentals
Village Center Environs
51 Shore Road, Stony Brook, NY 11790
(631) 834-3130

Kayak & Paddle Board Rentals Stony Brook Harbor Kayak & Paddleboard Rentals is across from the Three Village Inn and offers an opportunity to get out on the water in beautiful Stony Brook Harbor on a daily and hourly basis.  Instruction is also provided for the novice. Contact 631-834-3130 (Nick) for pricing and full details or visit www.sbharborrentals.com

Stony Brook Grist Mill, Circa 1751
Village Center Environs
100 Harbor Road, Stony Brook, NY 11790
(631) 751-2244
Sundays : 1pm - 4:00pm

The Stony Brook Grist Mill has returned for tours! 


The Stony Brook Grist Mill, Long Island’s most completely equipped working mill, is listed on the National and New York State Register of Historic Places.


The Stony Brook Grist Mill has been a community structure of the Three Village area for over 300 years. Learn about inner gear workings as it grinds grain into flour and it’s history.


The Stony Brook Grist Mill is open to the public for guided tours with a miller and a Country Store on Sundays from 1pm – 4:00pm, now through October.


Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for children.


Click here for more information about the Stony Brook Grist Mill.

T. Bayles Minuse Mill Pond and Park
Village Center Environs
Main Street, Stony Brook, NY 11790
(631) 751-2244

Across the road from the Stony Brook Grist Mill is one of Long Island’s environmental treasures. The eleven-acre Mill Pond, or Lower Pond, is spring fed from the Upper Pond located on Rhododendron Road. In the 1800’s, grapes for winemaking were grown on the island in the pond by Edward Kane. The water from the Mill Pond has driven the wheel at the Grist Mill since 1699.  T. Bayles Minuse Park is a popular spot where generations of children have visited the ducks and swans. The park’s Sensory Garden features plants with a variety of scents and textures for the enjoyment of both sighted and visually impaired visitors.

Avalon Nature Preserve
Village Center Environs
200 Harbor Road, Stony Brook, NY 11790
(631) 689-0619

This arboretum/preserve was created by its founder in memory of his son. It is a nature lover’s paradise with more than 80 acres of trails, a wildflower meadow, habitat for numerous woodland animals, many species of ferns and massive oak trees.  It is located on Harbor Road, off Main Street, across from Stony Brook Grist Mill.

The Park is closed Mondays and open Tuesday – Sunday. The hours vary seasonally.

~Spring: 7AM – 7PM (April – May)

~Summer: 6AM – 8PM (June – August)

~Fall: 7AM – 7PM (September – October)

~Winter: 7AM – 5PM (November – March)

You can also visit the Avalon Nature Preserve website for more information and details.


Hercules Pavilion
Village Center Environs
Main Street, Stony Brook, NY 11790
(631) 751-2244

Overlooking Stony Brook Harbor, the Hercules Pavilion on Main Street, Stony Brook, houses the figurehead and anchor from the prestigious U.S.S. Ohio, the first ship launched from the Brooklyn Navy Yard in 1820.  Toward the end of the century, the U.S.S. Ohio was decommissioned, destroyed and sunk in Greenport, Long Island; however, the figurehead was saved.  The massive bust was first sold for $10 to the Aldrich family of Aquebogue; then to Miles Carpenter, owner of the Canoe Place Inn in Hampton Bays for $15, where it remained for decades. The figurehead was acquired by Ward Melville in 1954, who deeded it to The Ward Melville Heritage Organization for preservation. It is said if you kiss the brow of Hercules, you’ll be married within a year.

Polaris Whaleboat (part of Hercules pavilion)

Sharing the Hercules Pavilion with the historic figurehead is the Polaris whaleboat, thought to be the only surviving artifact from the Charles Hall expedition to the Arctic in 1870.  Commander Robert Peary recovered the Polaris during his 1905 Arctic expedition and subsequently placed it with the American Museum of Natural History in New York.  Some forty years later, naturalist Robert Cushman Murphy was instrumental in transferring the Polaris to Ward Melville.  It is now a property of The Ward Melville Heritage Organization


Click here for more information about the Hercules Pavilion

Stony Brook Post Office
Harbor Crescent
129 Main Street, Stony Brook, NY 11790
Monday - Friday : 8am - 5pm
Saturday : 8am - 1pm

The Stony Brook Post Office is also home to the Mechanical Eagle that resides on its pediment, where it flaps its wings every hour, on the hour (from 8am – 8pm) – as it has done so since 1941, welcoming thousands of visitors to the village’s specialty shops and restaurants. The eagle was hand carved and its wings span 20 feet. The post office, a traditional hub of community activity, was the core of Mr. Melville’s original vision and project – his “living Williamsburg.” It is located in Harbor Crescent, where a series of connected shops overlooks the Village Green. The Stony Brook Post Office is the site of The Ward Melville Heritage Organization’s holiday tree lighting and has become a premier wedding photograph location for generations of the area’s brides and grooms.

All Souls Episcopal Church
Village Center Environs
Main Street, Stony Brook, NY 11790
(631) 751-0034
Sunday Mass : 8:00am & 9:00am

This historic church was designed by famous architect Stanford White in 1889. Two special points of interest are the stained glass window behind the altar and the Tracker pipe organ. The window (which was fabricated by the Mayer Company of New York City) represents the ideal of Caritas (Charity) by depicting a wealthy woman giving a coin to a beggar. The window is dedicated in the memory of Jonas and Nancy Smith of the Smith family, from whom Smithtown takes its name. The Smiths donated funds for the stained glass windows. In 2001, All Souls Episcopal Church was placed on the National Historic Registry of historic sites.

The Country House Restaurant
Village Center Environs
1175 Route 25A, Stony Brook, NY 11790
(631) 751-3332
Monday - Tuesday : Closed
Wednesday - Sunday : 12:00pm - Closing

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 murals and intricate details of the carved gilded fireplace.  In the 1800’s it became home to the famous English actor Thomas Haddaway. Spiritual séances would be held there, with neighbor William Sidney Mount trying to conjure up past spirits, a popular practice at the time. Known to have a ghost of one of the original owners, the story is now published in the book, “Ghosts of Long Island.” The Country House is open 7 days a week serving lunch and dinner daily and was voted “Most Romantic Restaurant on Long Island,” by AOL City Guide 2007.


Visit The Country House Restaurant website.

Long Island Museum
Village Center Environs
1200 NY-25A, Stony Brook, NY 11790
(631) 751-0066
Monday - Wednesday : Closed
Thursday - Saturday : 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday : 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Toward the end of the Great Depression, Ward Melville, his wife Dorothy Melville, Robert Cushman Murphy, Winifred Curtis, and O.C. Lempfert created the Suffolk Museum on the very site that now houses The Jazz Loft. As their collections grew, the museum was moved to its current location. The Long Island Museum of American Art, History, and Carriages (informally known as the Long Island Museum) is known for its collection of over 200 carriages and its extensive array of work by famed painter William Sidney Mount, and over 4,000 other paintings, sculptures and prints. Since 1973, the museum has been accredited by the American Association of Museums for excellence in exhibitions, programs and collection care. In 2006, the museum joined a small group of institutions nationwide as a Smithsonian Affiliate.


Visit the Long Island Museum website.

The Brewster House, Circa 1665
Village Center Environs
18 Runs Rd, Setauket- East Setauket, NY 11733
(631) 751-2244

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 British troops inside.  American Patriot Caleb Brewster, cousin of the Joseph Brewster and presumably a frequent visitor to the house, was a member of George Washington’s Culper Spy Ring during the Revolutionary War. WMHO education programs are held here by appointment.  The Brewster House is listed on the New York State and National Register of Historic Places.


Find out more information about the Brewster House here.

The Thompson House, Circa 1709
Village Center Environs
91 N Country Rd, Setauket- East Setauket, NY 11733
(631) 751-2244

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 are listed in his “Cash Receipt Book,” c. 1787, which was a list of his patients.  WMHO education programs are held here by appointment including “Medicine: Past, Present and Future” where students are given the opportunity to discover medicine from the 18th through the 21st Century. The Thompson house is listed on the New York State and National Register of Historic Places.


Find out more information about the Thompson House here.

Stony Brook Medicine
Village Center Environs
100 Nicolls Rd, Stony Brook, NY 11790
(631) 632-6000

Stony Brook Medicine integrates and elevates all of Stony Brook University’s health-related initiatives: education, research and patient care. It includes five Health Sciences schools —Dental Medicine, Health Technology and Management, Medicine, Nursing and Social Welfare —as well as Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital and more than 90 community-based healthcare settings throughout Suffolk County. Stony Brook University Hospital is Long Island’s premier academic medical center. With 603 beds, SBUH serves as the region’s only tertiary care center and Regional Trauma Center and includes Stony Brook University Heart Institute, Stony Brook University Cancer Center, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital and Stony Brook University Neurosciences Institute.


Visit the Stony Brook Medicine website.

The Stony Brook Yacht Club
Village Center Environs
21 Shore Road, Stony Brook, NY 11790
(631) 751-9873

Stony Brook Yacht Club: Founded in 1913 when a group of Stony Brook permanent and summer residents met regularly with each other and their families to pursue their boating interests and pleasures and the name Stony Brook Yacht Club was adopted.  A membership organization it offers slips, tournaments, catering and more.