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.
You can experience the Brewster House, as well as our educational tours including “Become a Spy” and “A Day in the Life of the Colonial Child”. The Brewster House is open to the public by appointment. Please contact 631-751-2244 for more information and to book your tour.