Greenport was first settled in 1682; the village was incorporated in 1838. As its dozens of classically beautiful historic homes attest, Greenport was then a major whaling and shipbuilding center. In 1844, it became the eastern terminus of the North Fork branch of the Long Island Railroad – Commodore Vanderbilt himself made the first passenger run. Today, the North Fork’s excellent wineries and farm-to-table cuisine have helped make Greenport the delightful destination it is: a relaxed yet sophisticated weekend and vacation spot whose “season” just seems to start earlier (with the first buds of spring) and end later (when the whole world comes for pumpkins) with each passing year.
Directions to Tapestry House
Driving East: Take the Long Island Expressway (I-495) to its end. This will put you onto County Road 58 east. Go straight for about 3 miles to a traffic circle to Route 25 east – you take the 2nd exit from the circle exactly opposite where you enter it. That is, you would simply be going straight if the circle didn’t exist. Stay on Route 25 to Greenport. It is about 25 miles from the end of the Long Island Expressway to Tapestry House . We are located at the corner of Front Street (Rt. 25) and Fifth Street in Greenport, right next door to St. Agnes Church, a lovely, newly restored village church built in 1852. Turn right onto 5th and then turn right into our parking lot. Street parking is legal if you prefer to be closer to our front entrance.
Driving West from the Orient Point / New London Ferry: From the Orient Point / New London Ferry, go west on Route 25 about 8 miles to a blinking light. Turn left onto Main Street and follow about 1 mile to another blinking light – this one in the center of Greenport Village. Turn right onto Front Street and proceed about ¼ mile to 5th Street. We are on your left at 5th Street. Turn left onto 5th and then turn right into our parking lot. Street parking is legal if you prefer to be closer to our front entrance.