Dodge Homestead Open House and Spring Fling

58 Harbor Rd
Port Washington, New York 11050
(516) 365-9074

(Don’t Miss The Historical Society’s Dodge Homestead Spring Fling 2014 – June 7th!
Step back in time on June 7th 2014, from 1 to 5pm, at the Dodge Homestead Spring Fling. The historic Thomas Dodge Homestead, rarely open to visitors, was built in 1721 and served as the home for seven generations of Dodge families in Port Washington. Situated on the beautiful Mill Pond at 58 Harbor Road, the Dodge Homestead features an organic garden, working honeybee hives, and the only vintage 3-seater outhouse in Port Washington! The home itself features antique furnishings and period touches.
Visitors on June 7th will be treated to:
• House tours given by knowledgeable guides will show you how generations of Dodge families lived in the 1700 – 1900s.
• Tours of the Dodge honeybee hives given by Ross, our beekeeper, who will explain everything involved with making honey, and anything you ever wanted to know about bees.
• Live music performed by local Port Washington folk group – The Front Porch Players.
• Local honey, t-shirts, journals, basement treasures, and baked goods for sale! (Local honey is said to be very good for preventing seasonal allergies).
• Free home-baked cornbread and lemonade to enjoy while you visit.
• Painting demonstrations by resident artist Larry Chrapliwy.
Admission is free! Don’t miss this fabulous and rare opportunity to look back into the history of our own town, and visit one of the oldest houses in the area.
This event is being put on by the Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society whose mission is to engage people of all ages in programs that highlight the lifestyles of the people and families that lived and worked on the peninsula throughout the years. Central to this mission is the preservation of the Sands Willets House (circa 1735) and the Thomas Dodge Homestead (circa 1721), which the Society operates as house-museums, serving as resources for the community.
For information about the Spring Fling or The Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society, including membership and a link for donations: or – or connect with us by phone (516) 365-9074 or email
The Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society is a not-for-profit organization recognized as tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3).