Yaphank Historic Christmas House Tours 

Visit our Beautifully Decorated Houses

Saturday and Sunday, 

December 9 and 10, 2023

1:00 - 4:00 pm

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and to purchase tickets

Kids, Come meet Mrs. Clause, Frosty the Snowman and his Pal Bud the Elf !

Saturday, December 16, 2023

1 pm – 4 pm @ Swezey-Avey House

Enjoy Treats and Music

Take a Picture

$1 Donation/Child

It is the Society’s mission to collect, preserve and interpret the history of Yaphank and its surrounding area. 


Become A Member. Join today and help support our mission. 

Make a Donation. Help us continue bringing events, exhibits, and educational programs 

to the community.

The Society needs people to help with our many projects, events and activities. No matter what your interest or skill, we have a role for you.

The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation
Special Thanks for the many generous grants. View the most recent award for the restoration of the Hawkins Family Cemetery.

View here

Thanks to The Suffolk County Department of Parks, Division of Historic Services,

which manages over 200 historic structures containing an array of buildings, gardens and sites of cultural and historical significance. 

The Swezey Family

Come see the new exhibits at the Swezey-Avey House highlighting the Swezey family. You will find there a timeline from their arrival in Southold in the late 1600's to their arrival in Yaphank in 1739. You will also learn about their involvement in the construction of the Presbyterian Church and the lives of Dr. Gilbert Hopkins Swezey and his daughter Dr. Sarah Swezey-Avey.  Dr. Avey was the last Swezey family member to have lived in the house from 1944 to about 1960.  Please stop by during house tours on Sundays from 1 - 4 in July and August or call 631.924.4803 to make an appointment or email us at [email protected]!

The Weeks Family Legacy

Yaphank’s most important family, the Weeks, settled in Millville (now Yaphank) in 1828. Portraitist William Sydney Mount was commissioned to paint James Huggins Weeks and his wife Susan Maria, in 1838. See this permanent exhibit at the Swezey-Avey House.

Our Library Collection, searchable by author, title, subject, and date, and our Archives with online Finding Aid, make excellent research tools.

Our Gift Shop features Yaphank and area history books; new, vintage & “almost-new” treasures.