Booth House Museum

“Mary Louise Booth, born in 1831 in Yaphank, is probably its most celebrated resident. Well known in publishing circles as the author of History of the City of New York, and later as founding editor of Harper’s Bazar, she was also secretary of the first Women’s Rights Convention, an active abolitionist, and a translator of over 40 books in seven languages.” – Tricia Foley

In a partnership between the county and the historical society, the house has been sensitively restored and is now part of Yaphank’s Historic District and open to the public for tours by appointment. It is significant for being an example of an early Long Island half-house, typically found on the east end of Long Island at the time. It was honored with the National Register for Historic Places designation in 2014 and chosen as a New York Women’s History site in 2015.