Down The Ways, The Wooden Ship Era - Field Trip
Take the self-guided walking tour of the Dyer's Neck Historic District by downloading the PDF file found on this page. If you wish to take the scheduled walking tour see "TOURS" page on this web site. If you, your class or group would like a personally conducted tour see contact below or contact the Three Village Historical Society at 631-751-3730 or for more information see their web site at
LOCATION: ALL SCHEDULED WALKING TOURS START FROM THE EAST SETAUKET TOWN DOCK ALONG SHORE ROAD (TURN OFF 25A AT SHORE ROAD AND PROCEED ONE-HALF MILE TO THE TOWN BEACH AND TOWN DOCK)
The walk is approximately 1 and 1/2 hours and will take tour-goers along Shore Road to Scott's Cove and return. The walking tour explores the Dyer’s Neck-East Setauket Historic Shipbuilding District where coast-wise and ocean-going ships were built and where these local families, lived, worked and died. You will see the carpenter shop where the construction planning took place and visit the area where completed ships wintered over and where the bones of these ships rest today.
As a special treat you will see the home where Benjamin Tallmadge, General Washington's intelligence chief was born as well as the location of the house where Anna Smith Strong lived during the Revolutionary War and where she setup her clothesline code to let Culper Spy Ring chief Abraham Woodhull know where Caleb Brewster was hiding with his whaleboat to bring spy messages across Long Island Sound to General Washington.
Additional walking tours can be scheduled by appointment for groups of 10 or more. Small or large groups are welcome. Scouts, home-school groups, senior citizens, retired clubs.