Robert & Isabella Hawkins House

Because of the painstaking detail in the restoration and both the local and national historical significance of the site, the Robert Hewlett Hawkins House was placed on the National Register of Historic Places, our Country’s highest historical citation.

The Hawkins House has also received national notoriety with photos and articles in Good Housekeeping Magazine, December 1985, House Beautiful Home Decorating Magazine, Summer 1985 and Spring 1986, Victoria Magazine, Summer 1988, August 1989, and July 1991 as well as the New York Times, Newsday, The New York Daily News, as well as a host of smaller publications.

Plans to officially designate the Hawkins House as a House Museum are finally moving forward. Our Historic District Committee working with Richard Martin, Director of Historic Services, Suffolk County Parks, agreed to set an interpretation date of 1884 for the museum. It was also recommended that the formal name of the house be changed to the Robert and Isabella Hawkins House.