Rocky Point Historical Society

Noah Hallock Homestead
172 Hallock Landing Rd., Rocky Point, NY

Please Note: Tours and meetings have not yet resumed, due to the pandemic

IEEE Event – November 5, 2021

For more information on the IEEE event, view the RCA Press Release

View DEC Press Release:

Rocky Point Historical Society and Suffolk County Commemorate Historic Role of DEC’s Rocky Point Pine Barrens; New Sign Commemorates Rocky Point Pine Barrens State Forest’s Role in Advancing Intercontinental Radio Transmission

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Rocky Point Art Giving

From Natalie:       The Rocky Point Historical Society recently received a phone call from artist, Jennifer Chiodo, who has created a project called “Rocky Point Art Giving”. Last year she toured the Circa 1721 Noah Hallock Homestead and was so impressed with the historic house, the exhibits and the history that it inspired her project. She creates paintings and charcoal sketches and shares half the proceeds with the Rocky Point Historical Society. She grew up in Rocky Point . Her first donation of $300 was submitted to the society. Her artwork is stunning.

Natalie Aurucci Stiefel announced that her extended historical research is currently being included in an updated version of her book: “In The Shadow of the Radio Towers – Rocky Point’s History during the 20th century”.  She is also completing Volume 2 – “In The Shadow Of the Rock – Rocky Point’s History during the 18th and 19th centuries”.  For order and availability information, Email:

Group Tours not available at this time.  Check back soon!

The Rocky Point Historical Society has guided tours of the Noah Hallock Homestead April through December from 1-3 PM. Tour the 15 rooms filled with artifacts and archival photographs of Rocky Point’s unique history including the Farm Room, the one-room schoolhouse and the Radio History Room featuring the RCA Radio Central Transmitting Station and the 1902 Marconi wireless building.
Birthplace of Revolutionary War Soldiers & Patriots

Take a trip back in time with a visit to the Noah Hallock Homestead, at 172 Hallock Landing Road in Rocky Point hosted by trained docents. The house was built in 1721 when Noah Hallock and Bethia Youngs were married in November of that year and made Rocky Point their home. Three of their sons and three of their grandsons served as soldiers and patriots in the Revolutionary War. Noah and Bethia’s descendants lived in the Homestead and worked the farm for eight generations, through the next century and on to a good part of the twentieth century. At one time the Hallock family owned much of the land in Rocky Point.
The house has a gable roof wing on the west and 3 bay and the original wood shingles attest to their care through the centuries. In the mid nineteenth century Greek Revival details were added, such as the entrance containing sidelights, transom and paneled front door. The old metal roof is unique and in excellent condition for its age. The house is a showplace of original furniture, artifacts, farm equipment and archival photographs. It depicts life in Rocky Point from the early 18th century thru the 20th century with the establishment of RCA Radio Central, the world’s largest transmitting station from 1921-1978.

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Support the Hallock House, Order a Brick

The Rocky Point Historical Society has installed an engraved brick walk in front of the Circa 1721 Noah Hallock Homestead.

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Give to the Rocky Point Historical Society

Help us preserve and protect Rocky Point History. Your gifts are greatly appreciated.

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Christmas Ornaments Now on Sale

We are pleased to announce that our 2nd annual Christmas tree ornament is now on sale. the new ornaments feature the RCA Radio Central Transmitting Station. Ornaments featuring the Noah Hallock House are also available.

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